Secondary Students 7-12 Available Learning Options
The objectives of our Return to School Plan include protecting the health and safety of our students and staff, and engaging students in meaningful learning opportunities. The district has presented two options for the fall, full-time online or in-person learning. A third option has now been developed that will allow for greater social distancing, reduction in the number of students in our buildings at any given time, and continuation of face-to-face instruction when necessary. We are calling this third option Home Study. As conditions continue to change in our community, we recognize the need to closely monitor and adjust this plan when needed. Here are the options available for secondary students:
1. In-Person Reduced Schedule Classroom Option
Schools will provide in-person instruction on a reduced schedule. The level of face to face interaction will depend on the current status of the pandemic. The system will adjust or flex to support our board objectives.
2. Home Study Option
This is an extension of Option 1. Students are assigned to an in-person course. Whenever a student is unable to attend a class in person, the student may stay current in the course by accessing materials through Canvas. Students are encouraged to move back and forth between in-person and online as needed and without penalty.
Option 1 and 2 are interchangeable to accommodate potential needs of families dealing with any illness.
3. Online Option
Students may choose to enroll in eSchool full time each quarter, with curriculum provided through BYU Independent Study. Students have the ability to access information, demonstrate what they’ve learned, and communicate with PCSD teachers online on their own time separate from the teacher.