KCSD Virtual Academy

September Cyberside Chat

2022/2023 School Year

A Note from the Principal

Welcome to the Keystone Central School District Virtual Academy! We are excited that you have chosen this option in fulfilling your educational needs. Our learning option allows you to complete all coursework required for your grade level. All KCSD Virtual Academy classes at are offered in partnership with the CIOLA (Central Intermediate Online Learning Association). All courses offered through online learning vendors and are aligned with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s state standards for learning. In addition, all online students remain enrolled as KCSD students and as such, are eligible for participation in all student programs and activities. I look forward to working with you this year!


Mr.Evey

Meet the Team

Justin Evey - KCSD Virtual Academy Principal

jevey@kcsd.us

570-893-4900 ext.4506


Trudy Wagner - Administrative Assistant

gwagner@kcsd.us

570-893-4900 ext.2113


Biff Walizer - Academic Advisor Grades 10-12 and K-12 Special Education

bwalizer@kcsd.us

570-893-4900 ext.4572


Michelle Spedding - Academic Advisor Grades K-9

mspeddin@kcsd.us

570-893-4900 ext.2990


Scott Bair - Online Physical Education

sbair@kcsd.us

570-893-4900 ext.4563

Student Spotlight

We would like to send a shout out to Cayden Simcox! Cayden is a 2022 Virtual Academy graduate that currently is completing basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Way to go Cayden, we are proud of you!

Important Reminders:

  • All attendance excuses must be emailed to vaattendance@kcsd.k12.pa.us.
  • Bloomz is our new communication tool. We will send more information about how to get connected soon! We will be using this for our updates, announcements, you will be able to message our advisors and many more features.
  • Online learning can be very challenging, here are some tips to help you reach success!

Need to Know How Many Weekly Assignments to Do???



  • From your dashboard take the total number of assignments and divide it by the weeks of enrollment or school days available


Example: Math=45 assignments, English=45, Science=45, History=45, Spanish=45 - 45+45+45+45+45=225 total assignments


Enrollment is 9 weeks (1 MP) 225/9=25 assignments per week or 5 per day

In this case, we would look for 25 assignments per week to be considered full attendance


Missing assignments would equal absences - ex. 20/25 (5 missing= 1 full day)


  • Attendance is calculated based upon assignment completion in order to stay on pace NOT by days logged on

Interested in the CTC Program?

As the United States battles against a declining skilled workforce, the Keystone Central CTC is stepping up to help rebuild that workforce in our local and surrounding communities. We offer eleven programs: Agricultural Mechanization, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Child Care and Support Services Management, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Drafting and Design, Health/Medical Assisting, Institutional Food Worker (Culinary Arts), Job Seeking/Changing Skills (Diversified Occupations), Machine Tool Technology, and Natural Resource Management.


See what's happening in CTC this month.

Upcoming Assessments



All students in grades K-8 will be participating in our upcoming district assessments which will be administered between September 21-28th. Students in K-2 will be tested using the Aimsweb assessment and students in grades 3-8 will be tested using NWEA MAP assessment. These assessments are administer in the Fall, Winter and Spring and will provide you as well as their teacher valuable information on academic growth. To learn more about our assessment please click the links below.


NWEA Family Toolkit

NWEA FAQ

About Aimsweb


Need to take the SAT, Click here for upcoming dates and registration

Technology

Need help with your chromebook? Click Here to submit a helpdesk ticket.

Resources

Here are some helpful links to help you navigate the virtual world.


How to Access Your Online Classes


Accessing PE Class (only class not in Genius) - Elementary will use Google Classroom and Secondary will use Schoology


VA Student Handbook


AE Elementary Resource Link


Course Catalog


https://learningcoach.accelerate.education/