Enrollment Information

Second Semester Enrollment Information
Current Virtual Academy Students:

  • If you wish to remain in VA, there is nothing you need to do at this time.  
  • If you wish to leave the VA and return to your school of residence, please click the link to complete a brief form that will get your return process started.
  • The deadline to complete this form notifying the SJSD of your intent to transfer out of the Virtual Academy must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020.  After this deadline, requests to leave will not be accepted.
  • A form will need to be completed for each child in the household requesting to return to your school of residence.

Students who wish to transfer to Virtual Academy:

  • Review the Virtual Academy Handbook and please complete the brief form to start the VA enrollment process.
  • As a new student to the full-time virtual learning environment, a parent or guardian will be required to complete an online orientation meeting and sign off on an online learner agreement.
  • The deadline to complete this form notifying the SJSD of your intent to enter the Virtual Academy must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020.  After this deadline, requests to leave will not be accepted.
  • A form will need to be completed for each child in the household requesting to enroll in the Virtual Academy.
  • If your child has an IEP, their IEP team will need to determine if attending the Virtual Academy is in their best educational interest.
  • After a student has applied for transfer to the Virtual Academy, a team will evaluate the request according to criteria found in the Virtual Academy Handbook.

If you need assistance completing either form prior to the December 4th deadline, please call your school’s office or the SJSD’s Academic Services office at 816-671-4005.

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Instructional Expectations
Teachers will create age appropriate amounts of content-related work each day for their students.  This may include practice, interactions with presentations or lectures, research, or the completion of assignments.  In total, here are the guidelines for the SJSD (from the DESE Task Force for Learning Acceleration):

  • K-1—45 minutes daily; 5 to 10 minute increments
  • Grades 2-3—60 to 75 minutes daily; 10 to 15 minute increments
  • Grades 4-5—90 minutes to 2 hours daily; 20 minute increments
  • Grades 6-8—3 hours daily; 30 minutes per class; build in breaks
  • Grades 9-12—3-4 hours daily; 30 minutes per class; build in breaks

Courses

Other Information

  • Grades will be recorded for work during instances of remote learning
  • The SJSD has also developed a fully online virtual academy that allows students to retain access to high-quality instruction under the supervision of certified teachers
  • Virtual instructors will be at a physical site during contracted time and available to answer questions
  • Families will be able to choose the time of day that works best for them to  complete coursework, there is no set schedule 
  • Students can only enter and/or exit the Virtual Academy during the first 5 days of each semester
  • Courses currently developed include a full slate of core and elective courses for grades K-12
  • Parents of elementary students will be enrolled as “observers” in their child’s online coursework
  • The SJSD has developed specific guidelines for course creation, ensuring a quality learner experience 
  • All students, whether virtual or traditional, must be up-to-date on immunizations (BOE Policy: JHCB) 

Virtual Learning Policies

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