• Is there an eLearning option for Pre-K/VPK students?

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    We have not yet received guidance from the State on possible online options for Pre-K/VPK students.

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  • Is the eLearning from School at Home the same type of distance learning students did in Spring?

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    No. This is a new option being offered to every public elementary school in Brevard County. Brevard Public Schools’ eLearning program offers a safe, alternative extension of your elementary school. This educational option is robust and provides an equivalent experience to the traditional classroom. Children will learn and collaborate with their peers and teacher in a virtual platform. Educational excellence and high expectations remain through the eLearning option.

     

    The eLearning at School from Home option offers live teacher-guided online quality instruction that mirrors the exact school day and provides students with an equivalent experience to the traditional classroom.

     

    • Children will learn and collaborate with their peers and teacher in a virtual platform.
    • Students will receive intervention and enrichment.
    • Students will have supportive learning materials at home (i.e., textbooks). and have opportunities to visit school to pick up lunch, check out library books, receive small group drive-in support therapy/support services (i.e., OT/PT, ELL, etc.).
    • Students will be able to interact and see other eLearning classmates and their teacher through chat feature.

     

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  • When will I have to make a final decision for my child’s learning path?

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    Brevard Virtual School enrollment was extended until July 31st.  If this option is the preferred method of education for your student(s) families will need to enroll by then.  At this time, we are accepting our brick-and-mortar or Elearning decisions up to the start of school.  With that being said, it is most helpful particularly for Elementary for families to notify their child’s school as soon as possible if they will be in-person or Elearning to assist with proper staffing to meet the needs of our students.

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  • How involved do I need to be as a parent in ELearning vs. Brevard Virtual School?

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    Families considering the eLearning program should understand that the school day is a mirror of the traditional (8:00 AM – 2:30 PM) school day. Students will follow the same pacing of standards as a brick and mortar classroom. This option requires flexibility and times of independent work during the school day.

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  • Are masks mandatory?

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    Masks are expected in all situations where proper social distancing (6 feet) cannot be met.  We realize there are some students and staff who may have medical or other conditions which will not allow for them to wear a face covering.  

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  • Will the district or schools be providing a laptop or internet service to every student?

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    Unfortunately, our district is not a 1:1 laptop ratio county.  We will do our very best to accommodate the needs of our families, however, we are not able to guarantee a device or a hotspot for every child.  Please check with your child's school for more information on device availability.

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  • What is the difference between BVS and FLVS?

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    Brevard Virtual School uses the same platform and curriculum, but is staffed by Brevard County teachers who exclusively serve Brevard County students.  The money will also remain in our community when families select Brevard Virtual School.

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  • Will my child lose their spot in a choice or ELO school if I choose Elearning?

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    No, your child will be participating in Elearning at their ELP or school of choice.  

    If you select full-time Brevard Virtual School, your child's seat in a choice school or ELO is not able to be held.

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  • What are my options for sending my child back to school?

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    • Students in grades K-6 have four educational options to choose from:

      • Full-Time In Person at School.
      • Full-time Brevard Virtual School.
      • Part-Time In Person/Part-Time Brevard Virtual School.
      • Full-Time eLearning from School at Home.*

       

      * Requires approval from Florida Department of Education.

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  • Which platform will be utilized for Elearning?

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    Microsoft Teams.

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  • Will students be able to interact with classmates during eLearning?

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    Yes.

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  • Is there a class size limit for eLearning?

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    The eLearning program will mirror the traditional classroom and follow the same guidelines for class size.

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  • Is Elearning guaranteed for the entire school year?

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    At this time, the Florida Department of Education has only addressed the first semester.  We await further guidance from the State on second semester options to include Elearning.

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  • Is there enough rigor with the eLearning program so that students are challenged?

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    The eLearning option is robust and provides an equivalent experience to the traditional classroom, except that children will learn and collaborate with their peers and teacher in a live virtual platform. Students will follow the same pacing of standards as a brick and mortar classroom. Educational excellence and high expectations remain through the eLearning option.

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  • Will eLearning teachers be saying the Pledge of Allegiance each morning with their students?

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    Yes, their day will mirror a traditional school day with the same classroom activities and schedule to include the Pledge and morning announcements.

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  • If a school or the district shuts down, will students continue eLearning or distance learning?

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    In the event of a prolonged closure of a school or the district, ALL students will move to a distance learning curriculum, per our Continuity of Instruction plan. This is the same method utilized last spring. 

    Teachers and staff who provided services to students with disabilities will work with individual students, their families, district support teams, and school administration to meet IEP goals and related services, to the greatest extent possible, in the event distance learning becomes necessary.

     

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  • Will my child be able to receive meals on a daily basis if we chose the eLearning program?

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    Students who are attending school via eLearning will have the opportunity for meal availability from their school. Parents/guardians will pick up grab and go meals at school on designated days.  More information will be released soon.

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  • If we begin with eLearning and then return to campus, will my child be with the same teacher?

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    For elementary students, it is not likely a school would be able to do this. If an entire class of eLearners returned to school at the same time, we may be able to keep them all together in one class with the same teacher.  As students return to campus, it is likely they will be place in the open seats in brick and mortar classrooms.

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  • Will my child be able to return to a school classroom at any time, if eLearning is not working for t

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    Yes, however, families are strongly encouraged to only make changes at the end of each nine weeks to help schools maintain a balanced staffing plan and class size.

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  • How will my child’s progress be monitored to determine if eLearning is right for him/her?

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    Just like in a traditional school setting, schools will progress monitor students to ensure mastery of standards and provide tiered support if necessary. Students in will be expected to complete the progress monitoring diagnostic in a secure location three times a year.

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