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    2022-2023 Virtual Campus!

     

    2022-2023 Parkway Virtual Campus for Elementary Students

    In November, we surveyed families of students in Parkway Virtual Campus to help us get a sense of how many students might continue learning virtually next school year. Thank you to everyone who responded.

    Approximately 35% of elementary families indicated they intended to continue learning online and 65% were planning to attend school in-person.

    Since we expect a smaller group of students for next year (about 300 students), there will be changes in the 2022-2023 school year in order to maintain a quality learning experience.

    There are two key things to know as you consider the best setting for your child:

    • Parkway Virtual Campus for elementary students will transition to St. Louis Virtual Campus
      • For the past several months, Parkway has been collaborating with other districts in St. Louis County to form a county-wide virtual program - St. Louis Virtual Campus.
      • St. Louis Virtual Campus will be based in Parkway, students will have a Parkway teacher and will use Parkway’s high quality curriculum and resources. Students will continue to use Schoology, Zoom and all Parkway tools.
      • This year, your child was in a class with students from across all Parkway schools. Next year, that will continue to be the case and there may also be students from neighboring St. Louis County school districts.  
      • This collaboration between school districts will allow Parkway students learning virtually to continue to have an excellent learning experience despite a smaller number of students.
    • Specials classes may be offered asynchronously
      • With an anticipated decline in enrollment, it may not be possible to have live (synchronous) instruction in areas such as Art, Music and PE.
      • There will still be a teacher assigned to students in each of these areas who will create student lessons and be available for student support.

     

The Elementary Virtual Campus students will follow the same daily schedule as the 2021-2022 school year.   

Elementary Schedule

Attendance for Parkway Virtual Campus will be taken daily and students are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and teacher requested help sessions.

Student Role

  • Set up and follow a daily routine and schedule to participate in class and complete out of class activities.
  • Access your Schoology course daily and participate in video conference meetings of the class. Learning activities will be within or linked from your Schoology course.
  • Review the recordings of any lessons as needed.
  • Having camera on is required except by approval of parent, teacher, and principal. 
  • Be ready to participate in on and offline activities and assessments.

Parent/Guardian Role

  • Be prepared to support your student in their classwork as needed.
  • Assist your student in accessing video conference meetings with their teacher.
  • Set up a daily routine and schedule with your student to stay on track with classwork.
  • Provide hands on support to your students to assist developing readers (read texts, submit assignments, help with technology, etc.).
  • Communicate with the teacher regularly.

Teacher Role

  • Deliver high quality and age-appropriate lessons that follow the Parkway curriculum.
  • Provide timely and specific feedback to both students and parents about a student’s progress.
  • Be responsive to student needs in support of their individual growth.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians.

Successful Parkway Virtual Campus students will:

  • Develop a routine that allows students to attend class, complete assignments on time and progress in their learning.
  • Follow guidance and expectations from teachers and advocate for themselves when they need additional support.
  • Have positive interactions through online learning through a supportive home and school partnership.
  • Ensure Zoom profile images are of the student or their name. Images should be school appropriate.

Parent University Are you interested in learning more about the online platforms that Parkway is using with students during distance and virtual learning?

Parent University is a course created in Schoology, our district Learning Management System, that has information about Schoology, Google for Education, videoconferencing, and digital citizenship. Within the course you will find information that will help you understand the tools students use as well as opportunities for you to experience the tools from the student perspective. The goal of the course is to support you in feeling confident that you can help your child(ren) with online learning in Parkway. While you are welcome to explore the materials in any order, it would be beneficial to work through the Schoology folder first to learn how to interact with tools you will encounter in other folders. Follow these directions to enroll in the Parkway Parent University Schoology Course! Be sure to scroll down to page 2.
Parent U for Schoology


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