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    Waynesville School District is offering a virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 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. This is a long-term educational commitment for those families seeking a virtual learning environment for their student(s). Students will not be able to transfer between seated and virtual to accommodate short-term illnesses, quarantines, travel and/or early moves.


    The open enrollment period to request Tiger Virtual Academy for the second semster of the the 2021-2022 school year closed at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021. As we are working with outside vendors, TVA enrollment requests are not being accepted after the deadline. Second semester begins on Monday, January 10, 2022. Students who are placed into TVA will follow the calendar for the virtual providers, which may differ from the Waynesville R-VI calendar. If your student is currently in TVA and will remain in TVA for second semster you do not need to fill out the form, the form is for new TVA enrollment requests only.

     

     

     


    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.

    Per our Board Approved District Assessment Plan: 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 enrolled in Algebra II will participate in the Algebra II EOC. Information on the testing schedule and procedures will be provided by the buildings. Additionally K-12 virtual students will be required to participate in onsite benchmark assessments at the beginning, middle and end of the year. These benchmark assessments will be given during the regular school day and students will be expected to follow any COVID related precautions that are in place at that time, these precautions are subject to change throughout the year based on CDC and Health Department Guidance.

    Please note that grades and attendance records for the 2020-2021  and 2021-2022 school year will be reviewed for all students who are requesting to participate in Tiger Virtual Academy to determine if the Tiger Virtual Academy will be the best educational placement for the student. Students who had an attendance rate of less than 85% (excluding COVID related and/or documented medical absences) during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school year and/or students failed 2 or more classes during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school year may not be eligible to participate in Tiger Virtual Academy. Students wh strated the year in TVA but who switched to sested instruction during first semseter will not have the opportunity to switch back to TVA for 2nd semester.

    Please note that we utilize outside vendors for TVA instruction and not Waynesville R-VI teachers.

    Grades K-5: 

    1. Students will be issued a district Chromebook to utilize while participating in the Tiger Virtual Academy and will access courses via the online learning platform. 
    2. For grades K-5 we will utilize the LAUNCH K-5 Live Virtual Platform which is facilitated by the Springfield Public Schools. Students will be expected to be online daily at set times between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The final schedule within those times will be provided by the LAUNCH teacher. Students should expect to be online 5-6 hours each day. Springfield LAUNCH is an approved virtual provider through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education MOCAP program. In the event that LAUNCH does not have available space at your student's grade level, we will select an alternate MOCAP approved provider for your student.
    3. 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.
    4. 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 secondary level:
      1. For core classes in English, math, science and social studies students will be engaged in live virtual classes that will occur during the regular school day hours. These live virtual classes will be taught through the LAUNCH Live program through Springfield Public schools. 
      2. For those classes where there is not a live virtual option available we will utilize Edmentum Ed Options Academy and/or Springfield LAUNCH. This will include advanced courses as well as many of the electives. EdOptions Academy and LAUNCH utilize their own learning platforms and LAUNCH and EdOptions Academy teachers will grade assignments and will host class lessons. These classes do not meet on a set daily schedule and do not have daily attendance requirements. Students are expected to keep up with classroom activities and assignments according to the schedule provided by the virtual teacher.
        1. Attendance in these classes will be based on work completion as well as staying on pace.
    3. Students in grades 6-8 will take all courses through LAUNCH.
      1. All students in grades 6-8  will take ELA, Math, Science,Social Studies, Computer Coding, Health and Art.
    4. Students who do not meet the attendance, work completion and pacing requirements of their courses will be transitioned back into traditional seated courses.
    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 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 2021-2022 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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