CCS Virtual Expectations and Family Agreement

All Virtual Learning Approvals DEPEND UPON:

  1. Completion of the CCS Virtual Instruction application. For priority consideration, apply by July 12, 2021. Applications received after July 12, 2021 will be considered as space is available.
  2. Meeting the established criteria/expectations for virtual instruction
  3. Availability of CCS learning courses, capacity, and adequate demand for virtual learning
  4. Demonstrated appropriate student conduct, meaningful effort, engagement, and success in virtual classes
  5. Yearly renewal of the virtual application

CCS Virtual students are required to attend school daily by attending their synchronous sessions and logging in to CANVAS (as directed). Students must attend synchronous sessions to be counted as present.

When a CCS Virtual student cannot log in and attend synchronous sessions, due to illness or extenuating circumstances, the parent/guardian must contact their child’s virtual teacher and follow their school’s attendance procedures. For extended absences, families must send an excuse note for the absence to their child’s school.

CCS Virtual Students and Parents/Guardians Must Agree to the Following:

  • The student must adhere to the CCS Code of Student Conduct and Acceptable Use Policy while participating in virtual instruction.
  • The student and parent/guardian must attend their assigned orientation session at the beginning of the school year and participate in regular communication with the virtual teacher throughout the school year.
  • The student must have consistent dependable access to an internet service. (Charlottesville City Schools can offer assistance.)
  • The student must take all Virginia SOL tests in-person at the school building for any SOL courses taken virtually.
  • The student must log in to CANVAS and complete assignments by due dates.
  • The student must log on to their Zoom / Google Meet sessions as per their schedule (Please note that there is an increased amount of screen time (synchronous learning) from the 2020-21 virtual instruction.)
  • The student will have their camera on during all synchronous sessions unless otherwise indicated by the teacher.
  • Students are still considered CCS students and will be held to the same standards and policies set forth by Charlottesville City Schools and their school’s student handbook, including activities and athletics.
  • The younger the student is, the more support they will need to be a successful virtual learner.
    • Families must designate a responsible individual for their child in grades 3-5 to provide this support. The responsible individual will need to:
    • Ensure the student dedicates a scheduled time to work on their courses
    • Ensure the student attends all synchronous sessions at the assigned time and has needed materials ready when necessary
    • Be digitally available to communicate with the teacher via emails, messages or announcements in the child’s course, especially if the child needs help from the teacher
    • Monitor and support student’s comprehension and progress, making sure they are completing lessons and assignments to a high standard
    • Ensure the student demonstrates positive characteristics of digital citizenship and academic integrity at all times
  • I understand that if my student is not successful in virtual learning, the school will reassign my student to in-person learning.