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COVID-19 Updates

Dear Leading Edge Academy Families

 

On August 12, 2020 the Leading Edge Academy governing boards met and approved the school reopening plan for all the Leading Edge Academy sites.  All our campuses will be offering both an in-person and a distance learning option to families beginning this Monday, August 17, 2020.

 

Our governing boards also approved other policies important to our return to school.  Please refer to the COVID-19 Additional Information section below to review those polices.

 

As we approach the beginning of the school year on Monday, please ensure that you have communicated with your student’s campus regarding which option, in-person or distance learning, you have selected.  For information regarding the two options please refer to the COVID-19 Additional Information section below for a letter dated 8-10-20 that highlights the two options.

 

 Thank you for your continued support of Leading Edge Academy and we are looking forward to beginning a new school year!

 

– Lori Anderson
Executive Director

Last Updated 08/13/20

COVID-19 Additional Information

 

 

Dear Parents and Students,

 

We are aware that you may have many questions and concerns about COVID-19 and our updated education, cleaning and health policies. This is designed to be a “one stop” area for you to find direction and answers to your questions. We will update these items for you as much as deemed necessary. As always, if you need more information please do not hesitate to contact your school office.

 

Here are links to important documents for your review:

 

 

 

Distance Learning Option

We are looking forward to returning to school on Monday, August 17th. While we know many families are ready to return to their brick and mortar school, we recognize that there are families still facing challenges during this unprecedented time.

 

As a Network of schools, we will be offering a comprehensive distance learning platform to all students K-12, while retaining their “seat” at their brick and mortar school. Families with students enrolled at any Leading Edge Academy school are able to opt in to distance learning where students learn at home, while being provided with rigorous and consistent instruction.

 

Student courses and learning will be managed by Leading Edge Academy Online, our Fully Accredited online school and their rigorous learning platform. When you are ready for your student to return to their home campus, their seat will be waiting for them.

Families who choose this option will need to commit to the following:

 

  • Monitoring their students’ daily attendance on the online platform. Students will be required to login daily and complete daily assignments. 
  • Commit to online learning for the entire quarter, with the option to continue at the quarter break or return to the regular classroom.
  • Know that the online learning for the start of the school year will look different than the end of the year remote learning. The end of the year remote learning was highly suggested, but not mandatory. If you choose this option, online learning will be mandatory and attendance will be required.
  • Communicate with the Online Learning Coordinator as needed.

 

Leading Edge Academy is committed to student achievement and success and remains your partner in education.

Distance Learning FAQ

Will student(s) need to fill out enrollment forms for LEAO (Leading Edge Academy Online)?

No, your homeroom “seat” remains at your home campus. As long as you are enrolled at any Leading Edge Academy school, you may choose the online option for the 20-21 school year.

Who will be my child's teacher?

They will be assigned to a teacher at their home school but their online curriculum may be facilitated by a teacher from LEAO or the home school, depending on student load per grade level.

What is the curriculum?

The curriculum is through the publisher, Lincoln Learning and the online platform is called SchoolsPLP (Schools Personalized Learning Platform). Your student(s) will get all of the information for logging in, etc by August 14th and school will start on August 17th just like their peers.

How long can they stay enrolled in the online option?

We are asking families to commit to a quarter of online instruction at a time. The online option will be offered for the entire 20-21 school year.

How much will I (the parent) need to help my child? How long will school take each day?

You will need to make sure they have a quiet place to work, that they login daily and complete their assignments and help them communicate with their online teacher if needed. All of the work will be done at home. The requirement for full time attendance is that students work a minumum of 4 hours a day on their school work Monday through Friday.

Will attendance be taken and the work graded?

Yes, daily attendance will be checked and each subject area will be graded.

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