69 ARRAN RD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 - PHONE: 850-926-0065 - FAX: 850-926-0123

Wakulla Innovative Education 

Wakulla County School's Distance Learning Program

Wakulla County Schools Innovative Educational Approach: A Distance Learning Program
Superintendent Pearce Outlines Safely Reopening Schools and Distance Learning Plan

On Monday, during an open School Board Meeting adhering to CDC guidelines, Superintendent Bobby Pearce presented his School Reopening Plan.This plan was developed considering ever-changing circumstances and guidance from community health partners and safety and risk management professionals. It is a dynamic plan which we will modify when the need arises. The reopening plan and safety guidelines are available on the district website at wakullaschooldistrict.org. The plan includes information about what returning to school will look like and what protocol are in place for student safety while reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our district has created this parent guide which outlines the district educational options families can choose from for the 2020-2021 school year: Traditional Classroom Instruction at their school’s site and distance learning through Wakulla’s Innovative Educational Approach program. The new Wakulla Innovative Educational Approach program is focused on remote learning for K-12 students. The information below can all be found in the School Reopening Plan.

Wakulla School District Reopening Plan
Wakulla Innovative Education: A Distance Learning Program

The deadline for the Distance Learning Agreement, which allows you to choose the Wakulla Innovative Educational Approach distance learning program, has been scheduled for August 13th. If not received on or prior to the 13th students will be enrolled in their brick or mortar school site. A WCSD Student Registration Packet and Distance Learning Agreement are required for enrollment.

For Distance Learners, documentation should be turned in at the WCSB District Office at 69 Arran Road Crawfordville, FL or send electronic documentation to victoria.benton@wcsb.us; For new students returning to brick and mortar schools they should enroll at their school site. 

Courses begin on August 27th, 2020.


 
Contact Us

Daniel Lilly

Distance Learning Coordinator
(850) 926-0065 ext. 9507
daniel.lilly@wcsb.us
All About Distance Learning


  • Distance Learning students will be placed in Wakulla County’s Innovative Education program upon receipt of the distance learning agreement and will maintain enrollment in their brick and mortar schools;

  • Distance Learning students will attend school online following Wakulla County Schools weekly pacing, they will follow a standard school schedule and will use their school site as a touch stone, they may participate in school extracurricular and co-curricular events.

  • Teachers will teach asynchronously with students utilizing the district learning management system Canvas;

  • Students are asked to commit to completion of one full semester and can return to their school campus second semester if they choose, or if they are not demonstrating adequate progress virtually;

  • Electronic devices will be available for students by contacting the Wakulla County Schools District Office, if needed.

  • Distance Learning courses will be designed to ensure standards and pacing matches the traditional classroom setting;

  • The course offerings will cover those required for student progression with limited elective offerings, it is possible more offerings will follow second semester.

  • Courses will be taught by employees of Wakulla County Schools.

  • All students will be expected to complete and submit assignments as determined by the assigned teacher;

  • All students will follow the assessment calendar and participate in all local and state assessments;

  • Each week, students are expected to complete course content and engage in innovative instruction within the designated schedule and pacing that matches instruction delivered in the classroom;

  • All students will be expected to demonstrate responsible attendance, log in, and attend to class content and assignments;

  • Students will access their curriculum and assignments via the Canvas Learning Management System;

  • Students will utilize Microsoft Teams for viewing any teacher scheduled live-lessons, meetings, or small group instruction.
    Parents are expected to serve as the learning coach and to facilitate the learning schedule;

  • Typically, elementary students require daily guidance from their parent or guardian, while middle and high school students need guidance on a weekly basis;

  • Make sure your student understands the expectations for Distance Learning;

  • Maintain a daily routine around school and schoolwork;

  • Keep in touch with teacher(s) on a regular basis and let them know if your child is experiencing specific challenges;

  • Do check-ins with your child regarding academics. This includes checking their Canvas course to ensure the option chosen for your child is appropriate;

  • Seek assistance from school staff for emotional or mental health if needed.

Exceptional education students will continue to receive a high-quality education in alignment with a learner’s Individual Educational Plans (IEPs). The Wakulla County School Board Department of Exceptional Student Education is committed to addressing the individual needs of students with disabilities (SWD).

Our district will provide training, resources and tools to support IEP teams in determining the needed services.

For families choosing Distance Learning, the IEP team will meet to ensure that the district’s online program is individualized for each student in the Distance Learning environment. Special education and related services as identified in the IEP during Distance Learning may be provided in a variety of ways including the use of telephone calls, instructional support materials, internet based or virtual lessons and/or virtual therapies, and other available distance-based learning approaches.
 

Our district will take the following actions to ensure the needs of our ESE students are addressed:

  • Teachers and administrators will review a student's baseline data in order to determine present level and learning gaps;

  • Educators will review student’s progression toward IEP goals and objectives;

  • Determine any need for additional supports or services to remediate gaps;

  • Ensure delivery of services and supports through extended learning opportunities as necessary;

  • Progress monitoring assessments may be conducted utilizing diagnostic assessments and curriculum-based measures;

  • Schedule and hold all meetings and complete all evaluations that were postponed due to requirements of social distancing for in-person meetings;

  • Provide ongoing communication and collaboration with parents;

  • Hold IEP team meetings, including parents and all appropriate IEP team members to conduct annual reviews, revisions and eligibility staffing. These may take place utilizing Microsoft Teams or telephone conference calls. Teams may meet in-person if CDC guidelines allow;

                      Introduction to Distance Learning



                             



 
Wakulla County Schools
69 Arran Road,
Crawfordville, FL 32327

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Phone: 850-926-0065
Fax: 850-926-0123
The School Board of Wakulla County, Florida does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information for applicants and employees, or any other reason prohibited by Federal and State law regarding non-discrimination. See 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d); 34 C.F.R. 106.9; 34 C.F.R. 110.25. In addition, the School Board provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. See 34 C.F.R. 108.9. Disabled individuals needing reasonable accommodations to participate in and enjoy the benefits of services, programs, and activities of the School Board are required in advance to notify the administrator at the school/center at which the event or service is offered to request reasonable accommodation. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to any opportunity or event associated with Wakulla County Schools. The designated Equity Coordinator, Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Coordinator as required by 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d) is Angie Walker, Executive Director of Human Resources, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327; 850.926.0065; angela.walker@wcsb.us.