We are looking forward to working with you and your student to meet your virtual education needs! Here are a few tips to get you started and familiarize you with what to expect next!
Before District Approval
- If you have not done so already, please contact your school district's virtual instruction program contact person to see what other documents or paperwork must be completed prior to approval.
- If your student has an IEP, 504 Plan, or an EP, you will want to make sure that document is updated prior to entering into virtual school.
- Elementary students have the option of choosing 1 elective: PE, Art, or Music. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 who are struggling in reading or who did not pass the FSA reading test may take a remedial reading course for their elective. You must let your district contact person know which elective your student would prefer.
After District Approval
- Once your school district approves your student's application, your student will need a K12 Virtual Instruction Provider account created before the online curriculum is created and books and materials are ordered. It takes about 1 - 2 weeks for materials to be ordered and arrive at your address. Please note that books and materials cannot be delivered to a PO Box address.
Click HERE to create your account. If you already have a K12 account, you do not need to create another one.
After Materials are Ordered
- The 2019-2020 school year officially begins on Monday, August 12th. Your student can begin working prior to materials arriving.
- Your student's teacher will contact you within the first week of the start of the school year. In the meantime, you can begin looking at the "Introduction to Online Learning" lessons on your student's daily plan.
- It is important that you and your student make a daily school day schedule and have a dedicated working space. Students will need pencils, pens, crayons, and paper or notebooks. Your student should be working 4-5 hours a day on school work. Although this is a virtual program, your student will be doing a lot of offline work as well.
- Attending virtual school is similar to going to school in that students should be working every day and making progress towards mastery. It is the Learning Coach's responsibly to enter attendance daily. Your teacher can go over how to mark lessons and attendance during your first phone call.
- Click on the link below to view K12's resources for families. You will want to view the "Online School Systems" tab to help you get started. http://engage.getfueledservices.com/index.html
MyDistrict Virtual School Team
Kristi Richburg - Coordinator, Virtual Instruction Program
Heather Symonds, eLearning Support Specialist
Caitlin Register - Administrative Assistant