It is important to note that more than 40 percent of our students remain in distance learning. Yet, the distance learning instructional format is scheduled to expire at the end of the current 2020-21 school year, in accordance with California law. Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that the state is preparing for a full reopening of California’s economy on June 15—ending the “tier” system of restrictions that also impacted schools. While we look forward to bringing all of our staff members and students back for traditional in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year in late July, we are aware of parent interest in their children continuing in an online instructional model, similar to this year’s distance learning model.
In order to provide such an educational option for our students/families, our District is exploring development of a virtual school/online academy. This platform will provide both synchronous (in-person) and asynchronous (online) opportunities for our students, delivered in a virtual environment. Our District would like your input in development of this alternative model to traditional in-person learning. It is important to note that the provided instructional minutes that were delivered through distance learning will no longer apply. A preliminary proposal envisions a district-wide “virtual academy” that would not necessarily be tied to or associated with a student’s school of residence.
I welcome any of your comments or novel ideas regarding this option. Please let us know your interest by responding to the prompt below.
Sincerely, Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D. Superintendent
If you are interested in theCVESD Virtual Academy during the 2021-2022 school year, click HEREand complete the questionnaire by 3pm Monday, May 10, 2021.