Virtual Academy Program - Interest Survey
Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) will start this school year using a robust and rigorous 100% Distance Learning Model for all students with the goal being to transition to in-person instruction, but only when it is safe for students, staff, and families to return to our campuses. Because conditions related to COVID-19 are continually changing, we do not have a fixed timeline for the safe reopening of our school buildings right now. We do understand that some parents/guardians may not want their children to return for in-person instruction when the district makes this transition and would prefer for their children to participate in full-time remote learning for the entire 2020-2021 school year. The DUSD Virtual Academy Program is being developed to meet this need. This option will provide the core curriculum for Grades TK-12 and commence at the time when students transition to in-person instruction.
To accurately plan for DUSD's Virtual Academy Program, we are conducting this survey to determine the number of students who would be interested in this option.
We request that your response be submitted by Monday, August 3, 2020.
To help guide your decision, please refer to the information provided below. Thank you, we appreciate your time!
𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆?
All parents/guardians of incoming TK-12 Grade students who will attend DUSD in 2020-2021 should fill out this survey.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺?
DUSD’s program would be focused on the core TK-12 Grade curriculum aligned to the Common Core Standards. Classes would be delivered through the Acellus platform that uses video-based lessons with digital instruction and assessment. A DUSD teacher would oversee student progress and provide live interaction to support the learning.
𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱'𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿?
A DUSD teacher assigned to the Virtual Academy Program would be dedicated to supporting your child(ren).
𝗗𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘄?
No. Right now, we are simply gauging the level of interest so that we can plan for the right number of teachers, staff, and materials.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺?
When the transition from 100% Distance Learning to in-person instruction commences, a request for placement in the Virtual Academy Program will be distributed to all families.
𝗗𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱’𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗗𝗨𝗦𝗗 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹?
No. Filling out this survey is not binding at this time and will not remove your child from the school where they are currently enrolled for 2020-2021.
𝗪𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺?
No. Our Virtual Academy Program option would offer the core TK-12 Grade curriculum. Offering an online option with a full range of our innovative programs is a priority, but may not be feasible in the first year of our Virtual Academy Program.
𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝟱𝟬𝟰 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘀 (𝗜𝗘𝗣)?
TK-12 Grade students with 504 plans or IEP services may participate in the Virtual Academy Program option pending a meeting to determine if this placement would meet the student's specific needs.