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HIGH SCHOOL

Dear Online Learning Students and Families,
     Thanks to all of you for communicating your preference for online learning to start the 2020-2021 school year.  I have a few pieces of information I wanted to relay to you to help get the year off to a great start.
  • Curriculum: Our 6th – 12th grade online program is Edgenuity.  More information about that program can be found at edgenuity.com.
  • WB Monitor: Staff will be monitoring course completion, opening exams, and coordinating any local grading.
  • Course Selection: HS students will work with Miss Schwickerath, School Counselor, to select the Edgenuity courses for each block.
  • Block Schedule: Online students will follow the same block schedule as the high school.  Students will be assigned four Edgenuity courses to complete during the quarter.  Students are expected to complete 12.5% of each course per week in order to meet state attendance guidelines.
  • Extracurriculars: Online students are eligible to participate in school activities.  Band and choir students can participate in the morning activity period but will not be allowed to attend the course blocks or earn academic credit.
  • Return to School: We plan to allow families that select full time online learning to return to in-person school (if they choose) at the end of the quarter.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions/concerns.
S. Oswald

Quarter

Dates

Quarter Three

Jan. 4 – Mar. 12

Quarter Four

Mar. 22 – May 28

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

  • Curriculum: Our 6th – 12th grade online program is Edgenuity.  More information about that program can be found at edgenuity.com.
  • WB Monitor: A district staff member will be monitoring course completion, opening exams, and coordinating any local grading.
  • Course Selection: MS students will work with Mr. Larson, MS School Counselor, to select the Edgenuity courses for each block.
  • Block Schedule: Online students will follow the same block schedule as the middle school.  Students will be assigned three Edgenuity courses to complete during the quarter.  Benchmarks will be sent to the student that must be met in order to meet state attendance guidelines.
  • Registration: You will still register your student online through PowerSchool like any school year but you will be asked if you are choosing the online option.
  • Extracurriculars: Online students are eligible to participate in school activities.  Band and choir students can participate in band/choir times for their grade level.  When Mr. Larson schedules your student he will schedule them for band and/or chorus if they intend to participate.
  • Return to School: We plan to allow families that select full time online learning to return to in-person school (if they choose) at the end of each block or the end of the quarter.

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Calvert Learning Elementary School

More information at:

https://blog.edmentum.com/back-virtual-school-5-things-parents-can-d o-support-students-virtual-courses

Five Things Parents Can Do to Support Online Learning

https://calvertlearning.com/curriculum/elementary-school

Calvert Learning helps educators and students succeed with K-8 virtual and blended learning that builds creative problem solving and other lifelong skills needed to thrive in a fast-changing world.
For 112 years, we’ve been a mission-based organization focused on nontraditional learning settings and experiences. We believe that all students deserve a high-quality education, no matter where or when they learn. Calvert provides schools with:

●  A trusted curriculum and framework with active, project-based learning at the core

 Services and support ​that ensure your success

●  A flexible, modular approach ​tailored to the unique needs of your school/district

Formerly known as Calvert Education, our curriculum, tools and services are now only available through schools and districts. We take great pride in our long history of supporting homeschool families, and our program is available for homeschool students enrolled with one of our school partners.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the West Branch Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have any questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Jessica Burger, Elementary Principal, 148 North Oliphant St., West Branch, IA 52358, 319-643-7211, jburger@west-branch.k12.ia.us

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