YCSD 2022-23 Virtual Learning Program

Update: Virtual Virginia Fall 2022 enrollment closed July 15th. During the academic year, three types of transfer enrollment requests may be made on a space-available basis:

  • Military transfers
  • Transfers related to documented student medical conditions and
  • Transfers into the division

Overview

York County School Division (YCSD) believes students' educational needs are best met in the classroom with their teachers and peers. However, we understand that some families may need to continue with a virtual learning option due to the uncertainties and variables surrounding COVID-19. Therefore, YCSD will offer full-time online learning for students in grades K-12 through Virtual Virginia (VVA) for the 2022-23 school year. Virtual Virginia is a program ran through the Virginia Department of Education.

When YCSD families apply and are accepted into the full-time virtual learning offering, students are enrolled in the VVA program for a full year of online instruction, which includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Although the full-time virtual students remain YCSD students, they participate fully in the VVA experience, which is described below.

Full-time Virtual Virginia Program

  Full-time Virtual Virginia Program through VDOE
Virtual Classroom Instruction is provided by licensed Virginia teacher not associated with YCSD
Classmates are students across the state
Instructional Tools Synchronous learning through Zoom
Course content is accessible through VVA’s Canvas learning management system
Google tools for productivity
VVA curriculum, textbooks, and materials
Grading Policy & Local Assessment Grades are imported from VVA into ASPEN at interim and quarter intervals. Depending on your student's grade level, interim report cards may come from VVA.
Late coursework and grading policies may differ from YCSD
Midyear and final exams
Course Communication Communication occurs with VVA teachers and administrators, as well as YCSD division appointed mentor
Course Offerings & Schedule Secondary students are limited to those VVA course offerings which are a part of the YCSD Program of Studies; however, students can also enroll in YCSD’s Virtual High School courses as available
VVA’s secondary schedule is a rotating schedule
Student Conduct Students are responsible for adhering to the YCSD Network Services/Internet Acceptable Use Policy, YCSD Student Code of Conduct, and VVA’s Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook.
Tech Support Tech support is provided through VVA
Exceptional Students Students with an IEP or 504 plan meet with their IEP/504 team to move forward with the application process. Special education services and English Learner services are provided by zoned school staff.
Students in the Gifted program will have access to asynchronous enrichment resources in the YCSD instance of Canvas.

YCSD & VVA Calendar Comparison

YCSD 2022-23 Calendar 2022-23 Virtual Virginia Calendar
  • Start date is August 29
  • Three days for Thanksgiving holiday
  • Five days (Monday - Friday) for spring break: April 3-7)
  • End date is June 13
  • Start date is August 24 (This is the first day for students enrolled in full-time VVA)
  • Two days for Thanksgiving holiday
  • Five days (Monday - Friday) for spring break: April 3-7)
  • End date is June 2

Considerations

In addition, the following items are also considerations when selecting full-time instruction through VVA:

  • Students are responsible for all synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
    • Students are expected to participate in daily synchronous instruction with their camera turned on.
    • High school students who miss synchronous instruction due to scheduling conflicts are responsible for the content presented as HS courses are recorded and posted.
    • Students are expected to independently complete asynchronous assignments using the Canvas learning management system.
  • For attendance purposes, VVA monitors and reports daily student attendance to YCSD as part of compulsory student attendance.
  • Middle and high school students are expected to check their YCSD email at least twice a day and engage in routine communication with Virtual Virginia teachers and the school-based Virtual Virginia mentor.
  • Secondary course selection is limited to courses approved in the YCSD Program of Studies and is based on the student's course of study and required course prerequisites as determined by VVA and YCSD.
  • Courses not available through VVA or YCSD's Virtual High School will not be available to students in the full-time virtual program. This includes courses in specialty programs such as School of the Arts, IB, New Horizons, Governor's School, and JROTC.
  • Full-time YCSD students maintain access to after-school clubs, sports, and activities occurring after the school day. Full-time VVA students are not to be on a YCSD campus unless participating in after-school clubs, sports, or school activities.
  • SOL testing, as well as other state or national assessments, is administered on-site through YCSD at the home school of record.
  • Students with exceptional learning needs will receive services through YCSD using the YCSD Canvas learning management system (LMS) (in addition to VVA's Canvas LMS for general instruction) and Microsoft Teams. Students may be required to attend additional synchronous online instruction to receive related services and supports from an appropriately licensed YCSD teacher and related staff.
  • Virtual Virginia is not a York County School Division program. YCSD does not offer the option of attending Virtual Virginia full-time to non-resident students. Any non-resident student considering enrolling in Virtual Virginia should do so through the school division in the locality in which they reside.

Progress Monitoring

Student and family commitment to virtual learning is necessary to ensure student success. A YCSD virtual learning mentor will be assigned to the student. This person is responsible for monitoring student progress while enrolled in VVA. A student may be returned to in-person learning for one of the following reasons:

  • The YCSD virtual learning mentor reports that the student is not making academic progress in the VVA program.
  • The VVA registrar withdraws the student because he/she is not demonstrating daily activity in his/her class(es).
  • A parent contacts the student's home school with concerns about academic progress or social-emotional well-being.

In such cases, the school team and family will reconvene to transition the student to in-person learning. Because VVA operates separate from YCSD, additional supports may be needed due to curriculum pacing, textbooks and materials, classroom procedures, and such.

In order to participate in VVA as a YCSD student, the family must reside in York County and be enrolled in YCSD for the duration of their student's participation in VVA.


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