As the second semester approaches (beginning January 19, 2021), Clarkston Community Schools is providing families an opportunity to decide if they would like their student(s) to continue with their current learning model or request a transfer to a different learning model in January (example: from Clarkston Virtual to elementary face-to-face learning in buildings with temporary distance learning contingency).
Transfer requests for the second semester will only be available from November 9, 2020 until November 29, 2020 at 11:59pm. Requests will not be honored after the deadline date. This choice is a commitment for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year and no mid-semester transfers will be granted. Please be very conscious of this decision.
Second Semester Learning Model Transfer Options
1. ELEMENTARY FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING IN SCHOOL for grades Young Fives-5: Students will regularly attend classes at their school building on a daily basis. If necessary, Temporary Distance Learning for five full days a week may be required. The learning model will be announced prior to the start of the second semester, and shifts between face-to-face and distance learning could occur at any point in the semester with little notice.
2. SECONDARY HYBRID LEARNING IN SCHOOL AND AT HOME for grades 6-12: Students will attend classes at school for 2 days and Distance Learning for 3 days. If necessary, Temporary Distance Learning for five full days a week may be required. Likewise, learners in this model may be transitioned to face-to-face instruction for five full days a week at any point in the semester if conditions allow. The learning model will be announced prior to the start of the second semester, and shifts between face-to-face and distance learning could occur at any point in the semester with little notice.
3. 100% ONLINE CLARKSTON VIRTUAL PROGRAM for grades Young Fives-12: The Clarkston Virtual program is a 100% virtual online learning program with a standards-based curriculum that is delivered in a flexible learning environment. This free program is supported by Clarkston teachers and Clarkston teacher mentors who are working specifically with students in the virtual program.
Who should complete the Transfer Request Form?
- If your student(s) is currently participating in Face-to-Face/Hybrid Learning in buildings with Temporary Distance Learning contingency and you would like your student to be transferred to the Clarkston Virtual Program, please complete a Transfer Request Form.
- If your student(s) is currently participating in the Clarkston Virtual Program and you would like to transfer to Face-to-Face/Hybrid Learning in buildings with Temporary Distance Learning contingency, please complete a Transfer Request Form.
Who should NOT complete a Transfer Request Form?
- If you wish for your child(ren) to remain in their current learning environment, please DO NOT fill out this form. Forms are required only for families requesting a transfer to a different learning model.
- If you are not certain your family can commit to a new learning model from January 19 through the end of the school year, DO NOT complete a form. Mid-semester transfers cannot be accommodated.
- If your student is not currently enrolled in Clarkston Community Schools, please DO NOT fill out this form. Visit our website at www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/enroll to enroll a new student. During the enrollment process, you will be given the choice to participate in Face-to-Face/Hybrid Learning in buildings with temporary Distance Learning contingency or the Clarkston Virtual Program.
All students are expected to continue with their chosen learning model for the duration of the semester. Please also be advised that students who are enrolled in the Face-to-Face or Hybrid Learning Model with Distance Learning Contingency are expected to report to the school building on their scheduled in-person school days when face-to-face instruction is in session. If your student needs to miss an in-person OR distance learning class for any reason, please contact your building's attendance office to report the absence and complete an Absence Form. Students should connect with their teacher(s) to make up any missed assignments.
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 7,100 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have a virtual academy, an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.
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