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K-8 Online

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Last year, Dysart Schools launched online classes for our elementary students through our iSchool program. Over the course of the year we made some adjustments to better serve our students. We have learned a lot and listened to our students, parents and staff, and have a new model we are excited to implement for next school year that we believe will do an even better job at serving our students and ensuring their success!

Our NEW Dysart K-8 Online will provide students and families with the opportunity to learn in an engaging environment with live teaching throughout the day. Students will take their core classes Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts as well as Art and PE. Florida Virtual will be the Dysart K-8 Online curriculum resource.

If you are interested in looking into full-time online classes for your child for the 2021-2022 school year, we invite you to watch our Facebook Live presentation.  Also, we compiled a list of FAQ's to clarify questions and comments submitted from the presentation. 

Teaching and Learning
Dysart K-8 Online will be taught by an appropriately certified Dysart teacher, whose only responsibility is teaching online students. Classes will be taught from a Dysart classroom, however students may access the learning from any location.  Students will be required to attend the morning huddle, the live lesson and a check in after lunch. While instruction will follow the grade level pacing for each course, small groups will support individual needs. Dysart K-8 Online will follow an early start school schedule 8:15-3:00.

 

Sample Schedule

8:15-8:45am - Huddle (Required)
Daily huddle will provide an opportunity for the students to meet as a whole class and discuss the learning outcomes for the week.

9:00-10:30am - Live Lesson (Required)
During the live lesson the teacher will teach the core content each day.  30 minutes each: Math, Language Arts, Science/SS

10:30-11:00am - Dysart Learning Time
Time for students to work independently on work while the teacher is pulling small groups of students.

11:00-11:30am - Lunch

11:30-11:45am - PM Check In (Required)

11:45-12:10pm - Dysart Learning Time
Time for students to work independently on work while the teacher is pulling small groups of students.

12:10-12:50pm - Specials
Students will be able take Art or PE on a quarterly basis.  We will have a teacher teach a live lesson and then students will have time to complete work independently.

12:50-3:00pm - Dysart Learning Time
Time for students to work independently on work while the teacher is pulling small groups of students.

 

Movement Between Online and In-Person Instruction
Students will only be able to make the switch from Dysart K-8 Online to in person learning at the start of the school year and at end of each quarter.
  • By July 12th
  • Oct. 11th - 15th
  • Jan. 3rd - 7th
  • March 21st - 25th

Attendance
Attendance will be taken twice a day, at the morning huddle and after lunch.  Attendance procedures will follow the Dysart procedures in the Student and Parent handbook.  Students will be required to attend the morning huddle, the live lesson and a check in after lunch.

Testing
Dysart K-8 Online students will be required to take their grade level benchmarks and any state tests in person at their home school or open enrolled campus.  Arrangements will be made prior to testing.

Extracurricular Activities
Dysart K-8 Online students will be able to participate in any before or after school activity or sport at their home or open enrolled school. 
Students must attend these activities in person. 

Enrollment Criteria
  • Student MUST have passing final grades on their report card in Math and Reading for the 20-21 school year. 
  • Student is being promoted to the next grade level. They are NOT being retained for the 21-22 school year.
  • Students can only opt into or out of Dysart K-8 Online at the start of the school year or the end of each quarter.
  • Students who are currently on an IEP will need IEP team approval.  

Requests for enrollment will begin on April 19 and be processed beginning June 1, and status will be provided via email.

Questions? For general K-8 Online questions, please email [email protected]. For questions about Special Education or IEPs, please contact [email protected] .