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    In response to parent concerns over sending students back to school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Waynesville 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. Tiger Virtual Academy Registration closed at 4:00 p.m. on  July 24, 2020  Enrollments will be considered on a space-available basis after the July 24th deadline. You can submit your interest in being placed on the wait-list via this link: Tiger Virtual Academy Late Registration Request Form. You will be notified of placement on August 10, 2020.

    Some families may determine that the Tiger Virtual Academy is not a fit for their child(ren) once the school year gets underway. Students will be allowed to permanently transition from the Tiger Virtual Academy to the traditional classroom at anytime before September 8th, 2020. After that date students will only be able to transition back to the traditional setting at the beginning of a new quarter: October 26th, January 19th and March 29th.

    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 August 5th and 6th).

    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.

    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:   

    1. Students will be issued a district Chromebook to utilize while participating in the Tiger Virtual Academy. 
    2. Students in grades 6-12 will take courses through Edmentum's EdOptions Academy. Courses will be taught by EdOptions Academy teachers. EdOptions Academy courses are aligned to the Missouri Learning standards and are taught by teachers certified by the state of Missouri. Waynesville secondary teachers will be assigned to serve as mentors to students in the Tiger Virtual Academy and will monitor student attendance and work completion and will facilitate intervention and support for TVA students.
    3. EdOptions Academy teachers will set the online learning schedule as well as any required live virtual sessions. 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.

    Preschool Students: 

    1. Tiger Virtual Academy will not be available to students who participate in in our PACE program.
    2. We are developing a virtual learning option for students with special education needs who participate in our ECSE program. Dr. Molinda Mitchell, the principal at Williams Early Childhood, will send out information on virtual learning options for ECSE students directly to parents of students enrolled in the ECSE program. 

    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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