As Covid cases rise, we are aware that there may be families who want to change their child’s enrollment status to Virtual Edmond. So, what are the next steps? Families who are currently enrolled in in-person learning and want to change to VE must contact their home site registrar. Please remember that after August 25, families who make this change are committed to the placement through the end of the semester.
To switch your child from a brick and mortar school to Virtual Edmond, just alert the registrar at your school and they will follow up with you about the next steps you should take. The deadline to switch is August 25 by 5 p.m.
Can I Switch from Virtual Edmond to In-person Learning?
Per board policy, there is a grace period for students to choose to return to in-person learning. Students shall have a grace period of fourteen (14) days from the first day of school to change enrollment from Virtual Edmond to In-person Learning OR from In-person Learning to Virtual Edmond. The 14th day of the 2021-2022 school year is August 25.
After school begins, families who are enrolled in VE and want to change to in-person learning must contact the appropriate VE administrator by 5 p.m. on August 25. After school begins, families who are enrolled in in-person learning and want to change to VE must contact their home site registrar by 5 p.m. on August 25. After the grace period ends, families are committed to the placement through the end of the semester.
Why Is There a Deadline to Enroll in Virtual Edmond? Why can’t I do it Anytime During the First Semester?
Setting the deadline to switch back and forth from VE to traditional is a staffing issue and a learning loss issue. We have to place teachers where the students are. If students are constantly moving, then we have to continue to move teachers, which is not good for students. There is the potential that students are in one class and then would be moved to another during the semester. Research clearly shows that transitions slow learning.