On Tuesday, October 20, the Board of Educationapproved an option for early childhood and kindergarten students to change to half-day virtual instruction.
This option is available to all early childhood and kindergarten students while the district is 100% virtual. Early childhood and kindergarten parents can select half-day virtual instruction in the Parent Portal from Friday, October 23, until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30. The change can be made through theStudent 360 Parent Portal on the district's website or through the Tyler SIS Student 360 mobile app. To make a selection, parents can login to the Parent Portal and click on the banner indicating that there are “required documents” to be completed. When prompted, parents can click on the form and make the desired selections.
As a reminder, families that selected the 100% virtual instruction model over the summer will remain in that model for the duration of the school year. Additionally, 100% virtual students who select the half-day option will remain half-day for the duration of the school year.
If the district implements a hybrid model of instruction this school year, it is not anticipated that the half-day option will be available for the families that participate in that model of instruction. Any information regarding a potential transition to hybrid will be shared at a later date.
This offering is dependent upon approval of a waiver from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Additionally,the change to half-day virtual instruction will not be immediate due to scheduling considerations. Depending on how many families make the aforementioned changes, student and teacher class assignments may change.