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A DK–12 Online Rockford Public School

SAVE THE DATE
ENROLLMENT FOR
TRIMESTER 3
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
More details coming soon!

Rockford Virtual is not currently accepting enrollments for Trimester 2

Rockford Virtual FAQs:

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PROGRAM QUESTIONS PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS

Who can enroll in Rockford Virtual?

Any RPS student DK-12 may request enrollment.

How do I move my virtual student back to face-to-face learning at the traditional school?

A transfer request must be completed on October 20 or 21.  This request will be made in Family Access and a separate request must be made for each child.

Which curriculum will be delivered? What does the curriculum look like?

Please see the attached videos for descriptions of elementary and secondary virtual curriculum.

Which subjects are being provided?

 

Elementary: Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science

Middle and High School: Literacy, Math, Social Studies, Science, and limited Elective Options

Are students expected to work solely at home?

Yes, students will work at home.

What is the daily amount of time students are expected to engage in learning?

Rockford Virtual students will follow the RPS school calendar and participation expectations mimic those of a normal school day. Therefore, students will be expected to engage in approximately five to six hours of daily academic work.

Do parents need to help?

Elementary students will require substantial help from a parent or caregiver, age dependent of course. Secondary students will benefit from a parent or caregiver’s progress monitoring and accountability support.

What type of grading can I expect?

Elementary teachers will utilize progress reports with indicators of proficiency (secure, developing, and beginning) in areas that align with the elementary program.

Secondary students will receive traditional letter grades based on scores calculated through Apex scored activities, including assignments, quizzes, tests and final exams.

What commitment to the program must the students make?

Virtual programs are distinct from the in person curriculum.  Students may not flow between programs and will make a one-trimester commitment.

Can a student participate within co-curriculars at Rockford Public Schools? 

Yes. Rockford Virtual students are Rockford Public School students and they would be eligible to participate in co-curricular activities at their home building. Students that enroll in online programs outside of RPS would not be eligible.

Can my child participate if we do not have Wifi?

Every attempt will be made to accommodate the student’s technology needs so that anyone interested will have the opportunity to participate.

How can my child enroll in Rockford Virtual?

A transfer request must be completed on October 20 or 21.  This request will be made in Family Access and a separate request must be made for each child.

What can I expect after enrollment?

The week of November 9-13, Rockford Virtual families will receive placement information.  The first trimester ends on November 13 and the second trimester begins on November 16.  Staff will do everything possible to transition students in a timely manner for the start of the second trimester.

Will students be expected to follow a daily schedule?

Elementary students will attend a daily, morning meeting through Google Meet and two or more small group Google Meet sessions per week as assigned by the teacher.  Most other work can be completed on an individualized schedule, but students are highly encouraged to work during the traditional school times, based on teacher availability.  Also, please note that adjustments to the daily routine may be necessary to accommodate testing, interventions, or changes to the program that are in the best interests of virtual students.

The curriculum for secondary students is asynchronous, but students are highly encouraged to establish and adhere to a daily routine.  Also, please note that adjustments to the daily routine may be necessary to accommodate testing, interventions, or changes to the program that are in the best interests of virtual students.

Are high school AP classes offered?

Advanced Placement courses are best supported in the face-to-face setting.  Unique circumstances may be discussed with the students RHS counselor.

Can my high school student enroll in Rockford Virtual and still participate in KCTC?

Yes. Rockford High School will provide scheduling options for both programs.

Are students who receive special education services eligible for Rockford Virtual?

Yes. Students who receive special education services are eligible to enroll in Rockford Virtual.  Please contact your caseload provide for details about the program in the virtual setting.