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By August 14 - Select 100% Virtual or In-Person Option

posted Aug 5, 2020, 7:42 AM by Alison Selle   [ updated Aug 6, 2020, 2:48 PM ]
As part of Pueblo School District 60's Return to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year (Plan in Spanish), K-12 students and their families have the option of participating in a 100% online instructional option, (or returning to in-person instruction). 

To request participation in 100% virtual instruction:

To request that one or more of your children participate in a 100% online instructional option, parents must complete the request for full online instruction" form located on Parent Portal. We are asking that parents complete one request per child whom you want to attend fully online by Friday, August 14, 2020.

If you do not have a Parent Portal or have difficulties using it, please call the Parent Help Line at 719-549-7111.

Families who do not complete the survey will be automatically enrolled in the fully in person (K-5) or hybrid in person (6-12) model. 

  1. log onto your district Parent Portal and select the "Survey" tab,

  2. click the “Request for Full-Online Instruction” link and click “Start,” and

  3. answer the five questions and click “Complete Survey.” 

Please note: All families are asked to commit to a minimum of one semester for their instructional delivery model of choice before being allowed to make changes to a different model. Changes in the middle of the semester may be requested for hardship situations.

Virtual Learning Model Descriptive Elements and Rationale:

  • Provides alternative learning option for families who prefer a fully online option or for students who for health reasons are unable to attend in person learning
  • For staffing reasons, families who choose this option will be asked to commit to a minimum of one semester of fully online learning before being allowed to transfer back to in person learning
  • All parents of in person learners will be given the option of transferring to the fully online option at semester
  • A “hardship” transfer request process will be in place for requesting a change in instructional model in the middle of the semester
  • All students will be issued a technology device. Students in grades K-1 will receive an iPad; students in grades 2-12 will receive a Chromebook
  • Grades K-5 will engage in ½ day (AM or PM) synchronous learning taught by a D60 elementary teacher using Google Meet, and ½ day asynchronous learning lessons and will utilize D60 Board adopted elementary curriculum materials
  • Grades 6-12 will engage in asynchronous learning and will utilize Board adopted APEX self-paced online courses. D60 content licensed teachers will manage APEX student accounts and reach out to students individually to provide supplementary instructional lessons and support
  • ESS, CLDE, READ Act, and GT support will be provided by a D60 qualified teacher to those students who qualify
  • Social emotional support and counseling services will be provided as needed by the home school
  • Students will remain enrolled in their home school to provide easy transition back to in person learning when appropriate
  • Virtual online instructors will be hired from existing staff. Priority will be placed on teachers who request an accomodation and meet the definition of "Vulnerable Individuals” under the Governor's current order. A group interview process will be conducted at the district level.
  • Additional recommendations from a K-12 online teacher feedback group will be shared with district and school leadership for implementation
For additional information on D60's Return to School Plan: