SLCSD to offer new remote learning option for K-6 students

Dorothy S. Bass

Salt Lake Virtual Academy opens this drop and will supply optional in-human being chances.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Miles Jones, then a sixth grader at Unitah Elementary Faculty, laughs during the initially working day of classes on the internet for the 2020-21 university year in the Salt Lake Town University District, on Sept. 14, 2020.

The Salt Lake College District will supply an on line faculty for K-6 pupils setting up this drop, the district introduced Wednesday.

Kenneth Limb, who will be the principal of Salt Lake Virtual Elementary, explained the undertaking is a direct result of the point out leaping to on-line schooling very last calendar year through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“One of the silver linings of the pandemic is that we learned new ways to do issues and that we can be productive online,” he said. “And in reality, there are college students and moms and dads who will need and/or want [school] on the net.”

The district has hired a person trainer for every grade degree and expects about 25 students will enroll for every course, he claimed. The instructors have each traditional classroom practical experience and on the internet educating experience due to the pandemic, he additional.

Finding out selections at Salt Lake Digital Elementary will contain:

  • Online classroom instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

  • On line or in-human being smaller team instruction on Wednesday.

  • Palms-on science and high-quality art prospects on optional, in-particular person Wednesdays.

  • Accessibility to the district’s on the net library and print libraries.

  • A district computer system offered to each pupil.

Families can enroll college students at little The district also will maintain in-person registration session in Space 208 at the district office on July 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and July 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

While Salt Lake Virtual Elementary is designed for grades K-6, middle faculty college students interested in continuing with distant studying can function with lecturers and directors to plan distant or in-particular person courses as needed, the district reported.

Higher college learners who want to go on on line can enroll in Innovations Early University High School, in Utah Students Link or in the Statewide On the web Schooling Application.

After Utah’s colleges closed in the spring of 2020, K-12 college students experienced the option of returning to in-person classes that fall in 40 of the state’s 41 university districts. Only the Salt Lake Metropolis College District commenced and remained totally on the internet for months, with its university board customers citing the significant coronavirus scenario figures in the funds metropolis. It started featuring in-man or woman lessons to pupils, staggered by age, in January and February.

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