• Parkway Virtual Campus for High School Students

    Parkway is pleased to offer the option for a fully virtual learning opportunity for high school students through Parkway Virtual Campus.

    • High school students will continue to be able to participate in athletics and activities at their home high schools (note: some co-curricular activities associated with courses may require in-person attendance; see your grade level principal for more information).  
    • Students in Virtual Campus should expect to have students from across the district in their classes.  Learning is delivered by high quality Parkway teachers who may have previously taught in any of Parkway’s high schools. 
    • Virtual Campus will have dedicated administration and counseling support so you can always know who to reach out to when you need help.
    • High school students selecting a virtual experience should be self directed and able to manage their courses and assignments with support from teachers and Parkway staff.

     

The High School Virtual Campus will mirror the in-person 2021-2022 bell schedule. Classes begin at 7:35 am and end at 2:30 pm. Synchronous learning may begin later or end earlier than the in-person class start and end times.

Block schedule class periods will be comprised of:

  • 45-50 minutes live instruction
  • 36-41 minutes asynchronous independent, and small group work

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 Schoology course daily and participate in video conference meetings of the class. Learning activities will be within or linked from your Schoology course.
  • 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.
  • As Virtual Campus moves from being a pandemic response to a learning preference for families, our expectations for students having cameras on will increase.  Beginning next school year, having cameras 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

  • Encourage student engagement and communication with teacher.
  • Monitor student’s comprehension and grades (through Schoology and Infinite Campus).
  • Encourage independence with support to learn time-management skills.
  • Communicate, as needed, with your student’s teacher while supporting student/teacher communication.  Encourage your student to attend teachers’ additional help sessions when needed and reach out to them for extra support.

Teachers 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.
  • Record and post lessons for students to review or for those who may have technical issues.
  • Be responsive to student needs in support of their individual growth.

Successful Parkway Virtual Campus students will:

  • Monitor Parkway email and schoology assignments daily.
  • Demonstrate time-management skills that indicate the student is capable of submitting assignments and completing course requirements without reminders.
  • Demonstrate persistence in overcoming obstacles and willingness to seek assistance when needed.
  • Demonstrate verbal or written communication skills that would allow the student to succeed in an environment where the instructor may not provide nonverbal cues to support the student's understanding.
  • Have the necessary computer or technical skills to succeed in a virtual course.
  • Be able to access technology resources to participate in a virtual course.
  • Note: during the pandemic some students spent extended time outside the district and were allowed to remain enrolled. In 2021-22, if a student leaves the district for 10 or more consecutive days they will be unenrolled per Parkway policy.

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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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.