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    2022-2023 Virtual Campus!


    2022-2023 Parkway Virtual Campus for Middle School 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. 

    Just over 40% of middle school families indicated they intend to continue learning online with the remainder planning for their children to attend school in-person.

    Since we expect a smaller group of students enrolled in virtual campus (200 students), there will be changes in the 2022-2023 school year in order to maintain a quality experience.

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

    • Students in Virtual Campus will have live, synchronous learning for the core classes (math, ELA, science, and social studies) with a Parkway teacher.
    • Since enrollment will make it challenging to have enough students for elective offerings, these classes will be offered asynchronously either through Parkway, Launch, or another online learning provider.

    2022-2023 Middle School Course Options

The Middle School Virtual Campus will mirror the in-person 2022-2023 bell schedule. Classes begin at 8:20 am and conclude at 3:15 pm.

Block schedule class periods will be comprised of:

  • 50 minutes live instruction 
  • 33-35 minutes asynchronous independent, and small group work
  • Advisory timel.

Traditional schedule class periods will be comprised of:

  • 20-30 minutes live instruction 
  • 15-25 minutes asynchronous independent, and small group work

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

  • Access your online courses daily and participate in video conference meetings. Learning activities will be within or linked from your course's learning management system.
  • Set up and follow a daily routine and schedule to participate in class and complete out of class activities.
  • Review the recordings of any lessons as needed.
  • During synchronous classes, 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 be a learning coach for your student to offer support in their classwork.
  • 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

  • Post 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:

  • Monitor Parkway email and Schoology assignments daily.
  • 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

Video Resources This YouTube playlist provides families and students with learning videos from toggling between tabs, creating a perfect learning environment in your home, and supporting your child at home. YouTube Playlist
Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship refers to the responsible use of technology by anyone who uses a computer, the Internet, and digital devices to engage with society on any level. As school moves online, teaching digital citizenship has never been more important. Here are some resources to help model and help your child to be a good online citizen.
Parent Resources for Learning at Home This site consists of detailed explanations of different features and tools, along with step-by-step walkthroughs. Resource Site
Parkway Technology Help Desk Use this website to find information on how to resolve quick and simple technical issues.