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8/5 – Distance Learning Information and Application

For those interested in Distance Learning for the 2020-21 school year, please review the following requirements prior to submitting an application. Distance Learning will be conducted via online learning platforms facilitated by USD 402 Staff. Edgenuity is the online software for 6th-12th and iStation is the online software for K-5th. Representatives from schools will contact applicants with more detailed information about distance learning and the distance learning parent agreement. Please complete a separate application for each student you are requesting distance learning for. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance to the distance learning platform.

For those interested in Distance Learning for the 2020-21 school year, please review the following information prior to submitting an application. 

Overview:

  • Distance Learning will be conducted via online learning platforms facilitated by USD 402 licensed staff. 
    •      Edgenuity is the online platform that will be utilized in grades  6th-12.
    •       iStation is the primary online platform that will be used in grades K-5.  
  • Best practices for distance learning will be employed to include rigorous instruction, high expectations of student performance, and meeting all grade-level standards.
  • There will be daily contact between the student(s) and teacher(s) through email, Zoom and/or telephone.
  • Parents will be required to complete and maintain a daily log that will be submitted to the school. This log will record the minutes of the day the student was engaged in classwork.
  • Distance learning will not be delivered through paper packets and students must have access to adequate Internet services to participate in Distance Learning.
  • Distance learning students will follow the academic calendar approved by the school board.
  • Distance learning learning instructors, counselors, content area teachers, and support staff will be available for assistance during regular school hours on regular school days.
  • Attendance is required daily, approximately 6 hours and 25 minutes per day
  • Attendance will be taken in accordance with the Kansas Department of Education's attendance guidelines regarding remote learning. Failure to attend as per state and local requirements can result in truancy being filed.
  • USD 402 grading policies and procedures will apply during distance learning.
  • Enrollment in Distance Learning will be in effect on a nine week basis. There will be an opportunity to transfer from full-time remote learning to the on-site/traditional classroom setting at the end of each nine week period only.
  • State assessments and all other locally required assessments are required and will be conducted in a proctored setting.

As a reminder, please complete the below Distance Learning Application if you would like for your student to start the 2020-2021 school year out in a Distance Learning format.

Distance Learning Application

Reopening Plan

July 15 – Governor Kelly’s Announcement

As you may be aware, Governor Kelly announced today (July 15th) at 3:00 pm that schools will not be permitted to open until after Labor Day. Governor Kelly has also mandated masks in schools.

This change will impact USD 402 in a variety of ways as we prepare for the 2020-21 school year and we appreciate your patience as we work through the ripples of this announcement. This announcement will likely bring to mind a number of questions and "what if" scenarios.  We will do our best to keep you informed going forward. 

Our tentative return to school timeline, sent out earlier today, will be effected by this announcement and we will make adjustments. 

If you did not see the Governor's announcement live, it can be accessed here.

July 15, 2020

The USD 402 Safe Return Task Force is working on plans for Augusta's return to school. It is important that the district share information, when available, on the process to better prepare and inform our community. 

Below you will find a tentative timeline. This is the timeline that the task force and oversight groups will be operating under. With that said, it is important to understand that due to an ever changing environment, this timeline may be subject to change. 

The district will continue to communicate as more information becomes available. Thank you for your support as we navigate through this challenging, ever-changing, environment.

We have received a number of positive, supportive, and encouraging messages from staff and parents. Your support means a lot to us. 

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