Three Choices Of How To "Go To School" This Year: In Person, Remote & Homeschool

Breakdown Of The School District's Options The Copper River School District is offering students and parents three different options ...

Breakdown Of The School District's Options


The Copper River School District is offering students and parents three different options for school this year. Schooling will start on August 26th.

1. Students can start in physical schools.
2. They can go to school "remotely," as they did last spring.
3. They can go to homeschool.

Here are the choices, broken down:

CHOICE #1 
Kids Start in Physical School Classrooms.
The School Will Monitor COVID-19 Levels
And Will Change To Online Learning If Levels Increase


In Choice #1 "Traditional" in-school classroom learning means children come to classrooms and are at their desks all day long.  Under this choice, children start on August 26th by going to school physically. But – if the virus gets worse in the region – classroom students will switch to a combination of physical and online learning. Then, if local virus infections get really bad, children will stop going to school completely, and will switch to "Remote" learning at home. See how it works below...

Three Plans For Classroom Schooling
Under "Choice 1" of bringing kids back to school physically, there will be three "levels of risk" to consider. Each increased level of risk will lead to less physical schooling, until at the highest risk level there will be no physical schooling at all.

Plan A. Classroom Learning: "Low Risk Level”

(Photo, Wikimedia)
If the school district decides there is a low risk level, all students will come to school every day, all day long.

If the Copper Valley School District decides there is a  "low risk" of transmission of the virus, then all local children whose families are sending them to physical schools in the "Traditional Schooling" physical classroom option will be together in schoolrooms 5 days a week, from 8:25 am to 3:10 pm.

The school district says that under this program, operating under "low risk" conditions,  "Classes will be built on the number of students, so some grade levels may be combined." (In other words, schooling may seem more like the combined classes that were common at the smaller satellite schools that once existed in the Copper Valley, including at Gakona School, where students in different age groups all were in a single room together throughout the day.)

Plan B.  Classroom Learning: “Medium Risk Level”
If the school district decides there is a medium risk level,  older students will spend half their learning at home and half at school.

If the Copper Valley School District decides there is considered to be at "medium risk" of transmission of the virus, then all local children whose families are sending them to physical schools in the "Traditional Schooling"  classroom option will be shifted to a program in which:

The lower grades (kindergarten to 5th grade) go to school all day as before.

Higher grades (6th through 12th) will to to school two days a week in person and two days a week online. The district will use Wednesdays to deep clean the buildings and provide extra study sessions online with teachers.

Plan C. Abandon Classroom Learning: “High Risk Level”

If the school district decides there is a high risk level the attempt to conduct any type of classroom learning will cease. All students will study at home. 

If the Copper Valley School District decides there is a very high risk of virus transmission, physical schools will be shut down, and there will be 100% remote instruction at home. (In other words, the "Traditional Schooling" classroom will be abandoned as an option and replaced by "Remote" learning – see Choice #2 below.)


CHOICE #2
Remote Schooling: Where Kids & Teachers Work Online From The Start Of The School Year

Under this program, children do not physically go to school. They will take 100% of their instruction at home, with the assistance of a teacher. Their courses will be the same as the courses that school-based children will be taking. This is similar to what happened last spring.


(Photo, Upstream Learning)
CHOICE #3
Homeschool: Online Homeschooling

There are a number of homeschool systems available in Alaska and the U.S. The Copper River School District has its own homeschool program. It offers many opportunities for local children. Find out more at: www.upstreamlearning.org

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