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K-5 Remote Learning deadline extended to Aug. 21

Filed in District, District News by on August 19, 2020

An important message about K-5 remote learning from Assistant Superintendent Dave Hurst

Dear K-5 Family:

We are in the final stages of putting together a virtual learning program for K-5 students whose families have opted for remote instruction from home. We have had some last-minute interest from families who want to enroll their children in remote learning but who missed the August 15 notification deadline. 

We are extending the deadline to enroll your K-5 student in remote learning until Friday, August 21 at 4 p.m. If you are considering remote learning for your child, please read the important information below.

The K-5 Remote Learning Model that is available to families who enroll now includes both synchronous (directed in real-time by a teacher) and asynchronous (recorded lessons and independent work) learning. A summary of this model can be found here: https://www.bethlehemschools.org/k-5-remote-learning-family-choice-option/

Those who would like to enroll their K-5 student in remote learning before the August 21 deadline must email District Registrar Melissa Haas at mhaas@bethlehemschools.org. There is no form that needs to be completed at this time. If you already enrolled your child in remote learning, you will be able to see that selection in Aspen

After the August 21 deadline, we will no longer be able to accommodate new enrollment in this K-5 Remote Learning Model until at least the beginning of the second quarter. This does not mean that families who choose to begin the school year in person can not choose remote learning for their child. It does mean, however, that K-5 families who choose remote learning after August 21 should expect that the instructional model will be entirely asynchronous, with pre-recorded lessons and independent learning throughout the day, until November 13. This is because detailed planning, staffing and scheduling decisions must be in place so the blended model of synchronous and asynchronous learning for K-5 students can move forward as planned for the start of the 2020-21 school year. 

If you have any questions regarding K-5 remote learning, please feel free to email me at dhurst@bethlehemschools.org

Sincerely,

Dave Hurst

Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs & Instruction

p.s. If you are planning for your child to return to school in September, and have not already done so, please complete this important Transportation Form.