Frequently Asked Questions about VSH

  • -What is the difference between Virtual School House and the 'remote' phase where all students are taught online through my 'brick and mortar' homeschool?

  • -If schools are in "alternate day" phase and students are in Team 1 or Team 2, does this apply to Virtual School House?

  • -Children that return to school will get 1:1 devices, but will children in the virtual school also receive 1:1 devices to use for their distance learning?

  • Who can enroll in Virtual School House?

  • If I enroll my student in VSH, are they "unenrolled" from their current school?

  • Can my child enroll in multiple schools for the sake of participating in desired courses?

  • Does my student have access to District technology?

  • Will these classes be self study or will there be interaction with a teacher and other classmates?

  • How does work submission, grading and classroom relationships work in Virtual School House?

  • How involved are parents/guardians expected to be in the virtual learning?

Enrollment

  • - Who can enroll in Virtual School House?

  • - How do I enroll my student in the Virtual School House?

  • - Can we take advantage of enrollment into the Virtual School House up to the day school starts?

  • - If I enroll / transfer my student to the Virtual School House, will they be unenrolled from the current school?

  • - Can we enroll our student in both the Virtual School House and our school of attendance?

  • - What if my student currently attends a Private or Charter School, will they be able to enroll in VSH?

  • - Why does it state that I can only move my student at semester if I would choose to transfer back to their school of attendance?

  • -Does Virtual School House provide Tuition or full day kindergarten?

Teachers and Staff

  • -Are teachers at VSH certified to teach in the content areas they're teaching?

  • - Who is teaching the classes at VSH? Are they from my student's current school?

  • - How will IEP meetings be conducted at VSH?

Instruction / Expectations/ Course Lists

  • - What courses are offered at Virtual School House, and how are they taught?

  • - Where can I find a course listing for the Virtual School House?

  • - Will these classes be self study or will there be interaction with a teacher and other classmates?

  • - What form does virtual instruction usually take (printable packets, online forms, interactive programs, class sessions on Teams, etc.)?

  • -Will my student spend all day on a computer?

  • - How does work submission, grading and classroom relationships work in Virtual School House?

  • - How involved are parents/guardians expected to be in the virtual learning?

  • - Is this a completely new program, or are the teaching methods proven to be effective among this age group?

  • - Do I need to buy any additional materials or school supplies for my student(s)?

  • - What if my student doesn’t do too well with electronics and isn’t’ as engaged with it, how much time will they have to spend on the computer each day?

  • Will my student be placed with students from their school of attendance? Can we request students be placed together?

  • - Can my student work ahead or will he/she be expected to stay with the class on each subject?

  • - Will we, as parents, have access to seeing the teacher in person if our child is getting behind to get extra support to bring them back up-to-speed?

  • - How will Testing work?

High School Seniors and Graduation

  • - What are the graduation requirements for students at VSH?

  • - If my student is a Senior this year, will they be able to graduate from VSH?

Class Times & Schedules

  • -How many hours/day are expected for students to be online for the VSH?

  • - When will the first day of school be for the Virtual School House?

  • - What does the daily schedule look like?

Technology

  • - When will my student be able to pick up their device?

  • - Will the Virtual School House be providing students with laptops or tablets?

Advanced Opportunities

  • - How will Kindergarten be delivered through the Virtual School House?

  • - Does the Virtual School House offer GT or advanced curriculum?

Returning to a Physical Attendance School

  • What if my child starts the year at our boundary school or School of Choice, but then want to switch to virtual. Can we do this at any time? Or are we committed for a certain amount of time (like a quarter or semester)?

  • - If things dramatically improve in our community over the next few months, would my student be able to go back to physical school in the second semester?

  • - If my student starts school at their school of attendance then the district moves to distance learning, is this a different program than the Virtual School House?

  • - If I choose to transfer my student at the end of the school year back to our school of attendance will I need to complete the transfer paperwork again?

GT - Gifted & Talented Program

  • -My child is in GT (Gifted and Talented Program) at school. What does this look like at Virtual School House?

Special Education Services

  • Can students with IEP’s get special education services through the Virtual School House?

  • How many hours/day are expected for students to be online for the VSH? We heard that BSD will require 4 hours online/day.

Preschool - Early Intervention Preschool

  • Is there a Preschool option in VSH for students who do not qualify for special education services?

  • What are the qualifications for Early Intervention Preschool in the VSH for West Ada?

  • Is Preschool offered at VSH?