Full Remote Learning Model (LMS)
(edited for August 17 version - see Appendix A for a record of changes)
The Full Remote Learning Model (LMS) is intended for families who prefer to keep their students solely in asynchronous, remote learning with no in-person instruction for the duration of the school year and can provide supervision and academic supports for their students. The Full Remote Learning Model (LMS) would entail the use of a Learning Management System licensed through the district.
Upon evaluation of the three full remote delivery systems suggested by the state on August 4th, SPS will offer two Learning Management Systems to families that opt for the Full Remote Learning Model (LMS).
In grades K-8, students who engage in the Full Remote Learning Model (LMS) will have the option to enroll in Florida Virtual School (FLVS). FLVS provides interactive curriculum that includes core courses as well as subjects such as Art, P.E., Spanish, and Technology. Additionally, scaffolds and supports are built into the platform for language learners and students with special education needs. We suggest families further explore the design and options provided by FLVS in making their decision as to whether this model is the best fit for their student’s learning. Additional information can be found at the Florida Virtual School website.
At the high school level, we will continue to use Edgenuity as it has been our system for several years. Edgenuity provides a full offering of core courses, which include AP, honors, dual credit, CTE, World Languages, and credit recovery. Scaffolds and supports are built into the platform for language learners and students with special education needs. Families can find more information on the Egenuity website as they decide if this option is the best fit for their student’s needs.
Students enrolling in FLVS or Edgenuity would still have the option of engaging in music and art classes offered by SPS educators and as applicable to enroll in Somerville Parks and Recreation, Community Schools, and youth-based in-person programs to support connections through safe social interactions. Families have the option quarterly of switching between chosen learning models.
We have heard from some families they would prefer to establish their own schedules and work independently, in which case working through an LMS might be the best option.
Students who enroll in the Full Remote Learning Model (LMS) will have the option on a quarterly basis to shift to the Phased Hybrid Learning Model.
See below for an overview of the Full Remote Learning Model (LMS).
(table edited for August 17 version - see Appendix A for a record of changes)