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Fall 2020 - COVID 19

APEX FALL 2020 BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN

 

OUR CORE VALUES
 
Value: We seek to provide a program that enriches your homeschool and adds value to your student's education. To this end, our teachers will continue to create robust, engaging content for all our classes.
 
Support:  We seek to come alongside you and answer questions, provide guidance and resources, and offer strength to each member of our community. To this end, we are offering two options that will give you the choice of how best to engage with APEX to support you and your students.
 
Connect: We seek to maintain and build relationships and community, whether we can be together in person or whether we are connecting virtually online. To this end, we will seek to communicate consistently, to create fun community videos and connection points, and to spend time together in whatever environment we find ourselves
 

VIRTUAL/LIVE STREAM CLASSES

 
On Tuesday August 4th, our school district sent out an update with the decision to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students, which will continue through the last week of September. As a part of the St.Vrain Valley Schools, this means that APEX will begin the 2020-2021 school year in a fully online-learning model as well. At the end of September our district will reassess the situation and make a further determination about what the remainder of the semester will look like. APEX again will follow this decision. For more information about the St. Vrain reopening plan or the basis for this decision and  the Colorado Department of Health guidance  please see our district website. Our district will begin classes on Tuesday August 18th. However, APEX will still begin classes on Monday August 24th as planned
 
 

SYNCHRONOUS AND VIRTUAL LEARNING GUIDE

APEX classes will be a mixture of live synchronous learning via Webex and asynchronous learning via recorded virtual lessons. Each class has a rating to help you determine how much time your student will spend online each day. Being we’re Coloradans, we thought we’d use a system we all know and understand...ski slope ratings. Because, it’s all downhill from here!
 
green circle Green Circle - 30 minutes or less of synchronous learning each class period each week

blue square Blue Square - 30-45 minutes of synchronous learning each class period each week
black diamond Black Diamond - 45-55 minutes of synchronous learning each class period each week
log cabin Lodge - Virtual content only to be completed asynchronously on your own time. No Synchronous learning
 
 
 

K2 Program Description:

  • Instructional materials will provided through recorded video instruction created by the teacher for students to watch at a time and day of their choosing
  • Instructional materials will be distributed through a google folder
  • K2 will have virtual content for music and art integrated within their primary teacher’s instruction. PE will be suspended until a later date
  • Office Hours will be available for student check-in, parent support, and peer connection

Elementary Grade 3-6 Program Description:

  • Instructional materials will provided through recorded video instruction created by the teacher for students to watch at a time and day of their choosing
  • Instructional materials will be distributed through Google Classroom
  • Office Hours will be available for student check-in, parent support, and peer connection
  • Some assignments will be optional extension activities and some will be homework due for a grade in the class

MSHS Grade 7-12 Program Description: 

  • Instructional materials will provided through (1) synchronous webex class sessions held on the day and time the class is scheduled to me and (2) recorded video instruction created by the teacher for students to watch at a time and day of their choosing based on the rating of the class
  • Instructional materials will be distributed through Google Classroom
  • Parents will receive weekly notifications from Google Classroom of missing assignments
  • Limited Office Hours will be available for student check-in, parent support, and peer connection, but the primary means of student contact and support will be via Webex classes
  • Some assignments will be optional extension activities and some will be homework due for a grade in the class
  • Students will receive letter grades for classes that parents can view in Infinite Campus.
 
This fully at-home option allows families of students in grades K-8 to utilize the APEX curriculum library with the support and guidance of an APEX instructor without being attached to or attending APEX classes. Families will select a minimum of two subject areas from our curriculum library in either Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies and receive consumables at no cost. An APEX instructor will be paired with each family to check in weekly to provide support and guidance for learning. If you wish to select this option, please complete this form by August 19th.
 
 
 
Students will be considered in attendance if they do one of the following:
  • Log into a class via webex 
  • Indicate that student is working independently at home and/or logging into WebEx for synchronous classes and/or attending office hours via a google form
  • Check in with their supporting teacher in the curriculum consultation model
 
APEX is here to partner with you to support your tech needs. We have a limited number of devices available for check out to families who do not have a device or who have multiple students enrolled at APEX. If you choose to use your own personal device the device must have video and audio capabilities. If you are in need of a device please contact Cindy LaVanchy at lavanchy_cynthia@svvsd.org