• What is OnLionEdu?

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    • Virtual education that takes place outside of the school setting.
    • Virtual education is an alternative to traditional school settings provided through a virtual learning structure.
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  • Who is an OnLionEdu student?

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    • K-12 students who are registered as Northwest R-I students who have made the choice to enroll in the virtual learning program. 
    • Students must abide by the rules of the virtual program and the district.
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  • What are the technical requirements for OnLionEdu?

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    • The household must have a strong, reliable internet connection that has the necessary speed to support all of the learners simultaneously participating in class activities.
    • Students will utilize their district issued Chromebook.
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  • How can I expect learning to take place for my student?

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    • All instruction and assessment will be through a virtual platform.
    • Students will be expected to login, complete work, and participate for 5-6 hours daily.
    • Synchronous (in a group or independent setting with a teacher) and asynchronous (independent) learning.
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  • What is the commitment?

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    • K-5 students are committed to one quarter.  Students can only return to in-building enrollment at the end of a quarter.
    • 6-12 students are committed to one semester of virtual learning.  Students can only return at the end of a semester.
    • 5 - 6 hours a day of virtual or independent learning
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  • Does my student’s attendance matter?

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    • Virtual days are instructional days and students are responsible for missed work.
    • If your student is sick or cannot participate for any other reason, parents should contact the teacher(s).  
    • Students who do not respond to work after three days could be considered truant; it is essential to stay in contact with the students' teacher.
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  • How will my student be graded?

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    • K-5 is graded by Standards Based Grading
    • 6-12 receives grades A, B, C, D, F
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  • What does a typical day of OnLionEdu look like?

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    Students will have a mix of live Google Meets for instruction and classroom discussion, as well as independent activities to complete. 

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  • What will my child learn in OnLionEdu?

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    • Students at the elementary school level will have access to English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and elective courses that will either be taught by a Northwest certified teacher or a certified Missouri teacher. Missouri Learning Standards will be reflected in the student instruction.
    • Students at the secondary level will have access to English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Physical Education, Health and other electives as appropriate by grade span. Classes will either be taught by a Northwest certified teacher or a certified Missouri teacher. Missouri Learning Standards will be reflected in the student instruction.
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  • How can I support my child with OnLionEdu?

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    • Help your child establish and stick to a routine.
      • Treat school days just like you would if your child was attending school as usual; get up at the same time everyday, get dressed for school, etc.
    • Develop and share a visual schedule with your child.
    • Include scheduled breaks.
      •  Physical activity, exercise, brain breaks, snack and lunch breaks, etc.
    • Have a designated quiet area for learning.
    • Check on assignments, homework and projects.
    • Talk each day with your child about his/her activities.
    • Express high expectations and standards for your child’s learning.
    • Email the teacher for questions and support.
    • If your student is sick or cannot participate for any other reason, parents should contact the teacher(s). 
    • Virtual days are instructional days and students are responsible for missed work.
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  • What if my student has an IEP and/or 504?

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    The district will meet the accommodations and modifications of the IEP and/or 504.

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  • How many students will be in my child’s virtual class?

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    The student-to-teacher ratio in virtual classes will be comparable to the student-to-teacher ratio in the on-campus classes to the extent possible.

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  • What will the transition look like if the student chooses to return to on campus school?

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    • K-5 students are committed to one quarter.  Students can only return to in-building enrollment at the end of a quarter.
    • 6-12 students are committed to one semester of virtual learning.  Students can only return at the end of a semester
    • Students who return to on campus learning following the end of a quarter or semester will return to their home building and be placed with a classroom teacher or in appropriate courses at the secondary level.
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  • Does my student have to take standardized (MAP/EOC) tests?

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    Yes, students will take standardized tests in the building.

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  • Will OnLionEdu be around after the pandemic?

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    We are committed to providing a virtual option for students and to grow the program for those wanting to continue this type of education. Numbers may fluctuate after the pandemic, but we want to provide students with educational platforms that will help them succeed.

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