Kathleen Cuddy-Egbertkcuddyemail@example.com spe.schoolmessenger.com Fri, Aug 14, 3:08 PM (4 days ago) to meDear Families, The School District is hard at work using your survey responses to determine our hybrid groupings and our remote teaching and learning possibilities. Yesterday afternoon I received the email below from the Virtual Learning Academy (VLACS) indicating all the elementary sessions are closed, while the VLACS Middle School has some courses available, and the VLACS High School has most courses available. I am hoping we will have a remote option that will meet the needs of our students who plan to be remote. However, if you were planning on enrolling in VLACs I would suggest you do so right away. For further information about this if you click learning catalog it will bring you to the VLACS website. Thank you for your longstanding patience and support through this difficult period in our community, state, and nation. Sincerely, Kathy FROM THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY: Dear Educator, In 2019 we received approximately 2,000 enrollment requests from mid-July to mid-August. This year, we've processed almost 15,000 enrollment requests during the same period. Given the unpredictable nature of this pandemic, we are dealing with two major enrollment problems.
It's difficult to forecast how many of the 15,000 enrollment requests will become enabled students during the next six weeks, which could have a significant effect on our staffing and budget.
To meet the demands of this enrollment surge, in addition to the sixty instructors that we've hired since July 1, we are hiring and training new instructors and support staff. For these reasons, we are closing enrollment for all waitlisted courses. When our capacity increases to eliminate the waitlist in a particular course, it will be re-opened.
What is open and what is closed?
Elementary: All courses are closed.
Middle School: Some middle school courses are open.