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    Waynesville School District is offering a virtual learning option for the 2020-2021 school year for those families who would prefer a full-time virtual option to a traditional seated school option. The Tiger Virtual Academy (TVA) is a tuition-free full-time virtual learning option for students in grades K-12 who are residents of the Waynesville R-VI School District. 


    We are currently accepting requests to transition to Tiger Virtual Academy for 4th quarter. In addition, requests to transition from the Tiger Virtual Academy to seated classes for 4th quarter are also being accepted. 4th quarter will begin on Monday, March 29, 2021. Transition requests will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2021. No additional transition requests for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted after the request deadline at 4:00 p.m. on March 11th.  

    Option 1: Your child wants to return to the seated classroom. Requests to return to seated classes will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11th. If your child is currently a TVA student and you would like your child to return to seated classes for 4th quarter, please fill out this form: Return to Seated Request Form.


    Option 2: Your child wants to transition to virtual learning. Tiger Virtual Academy requests for 4th quarter will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11th. The links below are only for seated students who are requesting to transition to TVA for 4th quarter. If your child is already enrolled in TVA, you do not need to re-register.

    For families of secondary students, please note that not all classes your students are currently enrolled in will be avilable in the TVA format. It is important to consider graduation and scheduling needs when making this request. 

    Grades K-5: 4th Quarter TVA Request Form Link

    Grades 6-12: 4th Quarter TVA Request Form Link

    NEW Students- Students who will be attending Waynesville for the first time during the upcoming school year may attend the Tiger Virtual Academy. You can request Tiger Virtual Academy via the following link:  Tiger Virtual Academy Registration Form for New Students. (In addition to notifying us that you would like your child(ren) to be registered in Tiger Virtual Academy via the registration form link, you will still need to complete the full New Student Registration process).

    Students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may register for the Tiger Virtual Academy. If a student with special education needs requests enrollment in the Tiger Virtual Academy, the IEP team will be convened to determine if the Tiger Virtual Academy is the Least Restrictive Environment and to determine delivery of special education services as well as minutes of special education within the virtual environment. Delivery of special education services as well as special education minutes will look different in the virtual environment than they look in the traditional seated school environment. The IEP team will amend the IEP to reflect agreed-upon changes.

    Students who have a Section 504 plan may request to participate in the Tiger Virtual Academy. The Section 504 team will be convened to determine needed changes in the Section 504 plan and which accommodations can be implemented within the virtual environment.

    Students in grades 3-8 will be expected to participate in Spring MAP testing which will be held onsite. Students in grades 3-5 will test at the building they would have attended had they been seated students. Students in grade 6 will test at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center and students in grades 7 and 8 will test at Waynesville Middle School. High school students who are in EOC tested courses will test onsite at Waynesville High School. The EOC tested courses are Algebra I, English 10, Government and Biology. Students who took Algebra I in 8th grade who are currently ernolled in Algebra II will participate in the Algebra II EOC. Information on the testing schedule and procedures will be provided by the buildings.

    Grades K-5: 

    1. Students will be issued a district Chromebook to utilize while participating in the Tiger Virtual Academy. In addition, students will be issued textbooks that will be used to support instruction.
    2. Students will be taught by Waynesville R-VI teachers. Courses will be deployed via Google classroom. The classroom lessons and materials are aligned to the Missouri Learning standards and follow the scope and sequence that is followed in our onsite classrooms.
    3. Students will be expected to log in to daily live virtual lessons that will be conducted between 8:30 am and 11:30 am. Small group lessons will be scheduled in the afternoons between 12:30 pm and 3:30 p.m.. Students are expected to log in and participate in all scheduled lessons. When not participating in live virtual lessons, students will have independent work to complete. The workload will be similar to the workload of students who are in traditional seated classes. Attendance will be taken daily.
    4. Students who do not meet attendance and/or work completion expectations will be transitioned from the Tiger Virtual Academy and back into the traditional seated classroom.
    5. Students who elect to enroll in the Tiger Virtual Academy are not eligible to participate in school athletics, activities, clubs or field trips.

    Grades 6-12:   (Please note: Not all classes that are offered in the traditional seated environment will be available in TVA, students may experience schedule adjustments.) 

    1. Students will be issued a district Chromebook to utilize while participating in the Tiger Virtual Academy. 
    2. The following formats will be utilized in TVA at the seconadry level:
      1. For many core classes and some electives we will offer real-time virtual courses. For these courses, teachers will follow the secondary schedule and will teach using the same curriculum, activities and assessments that are utilized in seated classrooms. All students in the class will be TVA students who are logging in virtually for the classes. Students will be expected to complete and turn in assignments on the same schedule as seated students. Attendance will be taken daily.
      2. For those classes where we do not have a live virtual option available we will utilize Ed Options Academy. This will include many advanced courses as well as many of the electives. EdOptions Academy utilizes Edmentum Courseware, but the courses are facilitated by an EdOptions Academy teacher. The EdOptions Academy teachers will grade assignments and will host class lessons.
        1. Please note that Ed Options Academy classes are semester-long classes. Students in who elect to transition to TVA for 4th quarter will be expected to complete these semester-long courses by May 25th, students who do not complete the courses by May 25th will receive an F for the course. Seniors will need to complete their courses by May 19th, and will receive an F for incomplete courses. 
        2. Attendance in these classes will be based on work completion as well as staying on pace
    3. Students who do not meet the attendance, work completion and pacing requirements of their courses will be transitioned back into traditional seated courses.
    4. Students who elect to enroll in the Tiger Virtual Academy are not eligible to participate in school athletics, activities, clubs or field trips.

    Preschool Students: 

    1. Tiger Virtual Academy is not available to students who participate in in our PACE program.
    2. A virtual learning option for students with special education needs who participate in our ECSE program is available. Please contact Williams Early Childhood regarding virtual options for ECSE students.

    If you have additional questions regarding the Tiger Virtual Academy, please contact the Instructional Services Office at 573-842-2050.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Can students from the same household choose different schooling options for the 2020-2021 school year? Yes, parents may have one child who decides to participate in the traditional school option and may have another child who elects to participate in the Tiger Virtual Academy.

     

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