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Information about Full-time Remote Learning in SVSD
Updated August 17, 2021
SVSD is offering a Full-time Remote Learning option for any K-12 students wishing to learn from home during the 2021-22 school year. The information addresses some questions we’ve received from families considering this option, adding to the information we shared August 14 regarding SVSD 100% Remote Learning Option for This Year (posted at the end of this message, for your reference).
IF YOU'D LIKE TO REGISTER for Full-time Remote Learning, click here for instructions.
- We will be using the STRIDE curriculum and Washington State certified STRIDE teachers for each class taught K-12. Students will also have a Snoqualmie Valley School District teacher as a Learning Plan Advisor. The STRIDE teachers and the SVSD Learning Plan Advisor will work together to monitor student progress and fulfill state contact requirements for online learning.
- Staff members from our district’s Parent Partnership Program (PPP) will contact families who request remote learning prior to August 26 to help enroll students and develop a course schedule for each student. Coursework will align with typical SVSD academic offerings for each grade level.
- STRIDE classes are primarily asynchronous, with independent viewing of recorded classes. However, students also have the following options for instructional support: attending weekly, scheduled live courses with teachers (not required), scheduling 1:1 help with their STRIDE teachers, accessing regularly scheduled STRIDE teacher office hours, and access to a 24/7 Academic Support chat. These support options are available for all courses.
- While students may work at their own pace, this primarily means they can work ahead. Course progress is monitored closely, with recommended pacing for each K-5 course, and posted daily assignments for 6-12 courses. The assignments will be scored and reflected as zeros when not completed based on the course calendar. Students may go back and make up these assignments for full credit, but this approach is not recommended and typically does not work well for students in online courses.
- STRIDE teachers and the SVSD Learning Plan Advisor will closely monitor each student’s progress. Parent engagement in a meeting and follow-up support from home are expected when students are not making adequate progress. At the K-5 levels, parents are encouraged to be involved in their student’s classes and closely monitor their progress.
- Washington State considers online learning to be an Alternative Learning Environment (ALE). All students in ALE are required to have weekly two-way contact with their teacher and monthly progress checks that are communicated to both the student and parent. If satisfactory progress is not being made, an intervention plan will be implemented to help improve performance.
- K-5 students will receive grades at the end of each trimester, and 6-12 students will receive semester grades based on the SVSD A-F grading scale -- aligning with the SVSD school calendar. For students taking high school courses, these grades will be reflected on their SVSD transcript.
- If your child is served in our Highly Capable, ELL and/or Special Education programs, SVSD staff will work with your family to ensure your child’s learning needs are met in alignment with the support your child would receive in person.
- For additional information about the STRIDE curriculum and instruction model, watch these brief videos:
- Students participating in the Full-time Remote Learning option will remain enrolled in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Participation does not require enrolling in a separate program outside of our district. Students are not enrolled in STRIDE, they are just accessing STRIDE courses through SVSD.
- Students selecting the Full-time Remote Learning program will no longer be enrolled in their neighborhood schools as their enrollment will transfer to the SVSD Parent Partnership Program. If interested, please contact your school office/registrar to initiate this process, if you have not already done so. (NOTE: Families who selected the remote learning model on our Spring 2021 survey do not need to contact their school offices again.)
- Students may access extracurricular activities while enrolled. Please contact the main office of your current school, if interested.
- Students in Full-time Remote Learning cannot take in-person courses at their neighborhood schools. Students will either be enrolled at their neighborhood schools for in-person learning or in the Parent Partnership Program for the full-time remote learning option. We are not offering blended programs.
- Student grades, records, diplomas and transcripts will be issued through the Parent Partnership Program, not through the current neighborhood school.
- Students enrolled in the program will be designated as participating in an Alternative Learning Environment (ALE). Staff members will work with students based on state expectations for ALE programs, to include course monitoring and required steps schools must take related to truancy and lack of academic progress.
- For the sake of smooth transitions and accuracy in records of student progress, a student wishing to return to in-person learning at their neighborhood school at a later date, should plan this timing with the district’s grading periods, either trimesters (K-5) or quarters/semesters (6-12). Requests to enroll in fully remote learning after the school year begins will be accepted.
Through this partnership with STRIDE Learning, we are pleased to be able to offer Snoqualmie Valley families an in-district option for fully remote learning. With enrollment through the Parent Partnership Program, we believe this option will provide an easier transition for our students to return for in-person learning, if they choose to do so.
If you have additional questions regarding the SVSD Full-time Remote Learning option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted August 14, 2021
SVSD 100% Remote Learning Option for this Year
We recently received additional inquiries from families about shifting to our district’s 100% remote learning model. If you now want to request 100% remote learning for your student, please review the following considerations and instructions:
- This option is offered full-time only for grades K-12.
- We are accepting all requests for 100% remote learning. There are no caps on enrollment. We currently have about 60 students enrolled, K-12.
- Classes for remote learning students will be taught by STRIDE Learning teachers, not SVSD teachers. However, SVSD staff will monitor progress.
- Students requesting 100% remote learning will be transferred from their home school to the SVSD Parent Partnership Program (PPP). They will no longer be enrolled in their home/neighborhood schools, and will not be accessing supports or services through the home school.
- Should a 100% remote learning student wish to move back to in-person learning at their home school at some point, we ask that families work with us to transition back at logical break points (i.e. grading periods). This will be addressed on a case-by-case basis, pending space available.
- Clarification for high school students:
- This is a different option from the existing Mount Si High School Online Program, which allows students in grades 9-12 to access online courses that may not be available at the school, and includes staffed assistance from the MSHS online program coordinator.
- Full-time Running Start students who do not wish to attend any courses on the Mount Si campus are not considered 100% remote. Running Start students will still be enrolled at MSHS.
To Request a Change:
If you wish to transfer your student from in-person learning to 100% remote learning, please notify your school and provide your student’s name and grade, parent/guardian name, and contact information (email/phone). Here are contact emails for each school's registrar:
- CKMS – Cheri Enevold, email@example.com
- CVES – Becky McLaughlin, Mclaughlinr@svsd410.org
- FCES – Joanna Jimenez, firstname.lastname@example.org
- MSHS – Michelle Larson, email@example.com
- NBES – Karen Seiser, firstname.lastname@example.org
- OES – Kirsten Cheney, email@example.com
- PPP – Robyn Kolke, firstname.lastname@example.org
- SES – Michelle Pearlstein, email@example.com
- SMS – Angela Krpata, firstname.lastname@example.org
- TFMS – Joyce Showalter, email@example.com
- TRES - Kristen Conger, firstname.lastname@example.org
- TRS – Cherisse Gutlzer, Gutzlerc1@svsd410.org
Staff from the Parent Partnership Program will be in touch with families, during the next two weeks regarding course registration for remote learning.