• Comprehensive Distance Learning

    When will school start?

    The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, September 8.

    Families should use the week of August 31 - September 4 to prepare for distance learning. Think about what your daily schedule will look like, try to find dedicated spaces for students to work, make sure your computer is connected to the internet and even try having multiple people from your house online at the same time to test your internet speed. Review any communication that you have received from your school; if you have questions, email or call your school. We are here to help!

    Do we need to enroll in Comprehensive Distance Learning?

    No. As long as your child has registered as a student, there is nothing further you need to do.

    How will Comprehensive Distance Learning be more robust than remote learning in the spring?

    Thanks to surveys filled out by staff, parents and students about remote learning in the spring, we’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. As we put together the plan for Comprehensive Distance Learning, we’re incorporating that learning. In addition, participation will be mandatory in the fall; student attendance will be taken. Per guidance from the Oregon Department of Education, we also expect to be giving grades to students.

    How will attendance be counted?

    Per guidance from the Oregon Department of Education, attendance can be counted in a variety of way to accommodate those families who may have to access instruction during different times of the day: attending a live teacher-led session, watching a teacher-recorded video, interacting with teacher via email, posting completed coursework and the like.

    Elementary students need to have at least one contact with their teachers per day; middle and high schools students need to have at least one contact with teachers per class per day.

    Describe what an average day of Comprehensive Distance Learning will look like?

    Students will be engaged in learning tasks five days a week. Students will have regular opportunities to connect “live” with their teacher as well as complete independent or group assignments. All of the learning tasks 4 - 12 will be delivered using the Canvas platform and a large portion of the learning activities will utilize the Acellus or Apex online curriculum. The learning tasks for K - 3 will be delivered through SeeSaw. Students can expect to spend a similar amount of time engaged in learning tasks as they did prior to the closure; however, we need to be careful to remember that time spent on a computer can be more draining than time spent in our schools, so class periods will be a bit shorter.

    Will teachers have office hours for students learning from home?

    Each teacher will have office hours, scheduled at the building level.

    Will students be provided Chromebooks?

    Students enrolled in SSD will receive a device if they don't already have one. Our priority is to make sure that all students needing a device will have one by September 8, however, there is a large shortage of devices nationwide and we are still waiting for some of our devices to arrive. Please contact your child's school for more information.

    Will Comprehensive Distance Learning be offered for the entire year?

    We hope to return to the building when it is safe. Any student wishing to remain online will be able to continue with Scappoose Online School.

    Will parents be allowed to volunteer online in virtual classrooms?

    No. Unfortunately, we are unable to have volunteers at this time.