TSD ONLINE PROGRAMMING 2021-2022
(Note: if your child is currently attending school in person in TSD and you want them to continue in person next year, no action is needed. If your child is currently attending TCO and you want them to return to their enrolled (in person) school, no action is needed.)
THOMPSON SCHOOL DISTRICT ONLINE OPTIONS FOR 2021-2022
Families in the Thompson School District can choose an online learning option for their children next year. Please note that although our online options will offer flexibility, we have similar expectations as other TSD schools around attendance, academic progress, behavior, and activities per Colorado Department of Education requirements for online programs in operation due to COVID-19.
READ BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EACH PROGRAM: K-8 THOMPSON CONNECT ONLINE AND 9-12 ENROLLED HIGH SCHOOL REMOTE
K-8 Option: THOMPSON CONNECT ONLINE
Thompson Connect Online (TCO) will have an online principal and classroom teachers
Students will be expected to pay attention to work each day and remain actively engaged.
At-home supervision and support for learning will be needed for student success.
Instruction will be based in digital core content (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies)
Students will have limited choices for specials/electives; individualized exploration opportunities for enrichment may be offered.
Real-time online instruction in K-8 mathematics with a TSD Teacher each day
Real-time online instruction in K-3 reading and/ or writing with a TSD Teacher each day
Real-time online instruction in 4-8 reading and writing with a TSD Teacher 3x/ week
Asynchronous digital content delivery in K-8 science and social studies each week
Asynchronous digital content and/ or individualized exploration for specials and enrichment each week
Real-time online connection and K-8 support opportunities with a TSD Teacher each day
Specialized support for student learning as needed (ESS, ELD, GT, Counseling)
9-12 Option: ENROLLED HIGH SCHOOL REMOTE
Each TSD High School will build remote sections into their master schedule as needed
High school remote offerings will include required courses in a student's academic progression. Limited elective courses will also be offered.
Course offerings through the enrolled high school will be a combination of remote-only sections and hybrid sections (where remote students may join live instruction through a Google Meet)
Some courses may be attended by students from other TSD high schools depending on enrollment
Digital content will be created by TSD Teachers using TSD Resources and loaded into Google Classroom for students.
Attendance in real-time online instruction will be expected each day.
ATTENDANCE EXPECTATIONS K-12:
Students are expected to engage in learning activities each day in order to receive attendance credit for that day. Teachers will outline what it looks like for the required daily engagement. Students are also expected to participate in scheduled Google Meets with their teachers on the scheduled days/ at the scheduled times.
Students’ Responsibility in Thompson School District’s Online Learning:
Identify a quiet and comfortable place to participate in learning, class time, and discussions.
Plan for and engage in the required time for learning each day. This includes time required in online class meetings, group and partner learning time, and time to complete assignments.
Check online learning platforms (Buzz or Google Classroom) daily for information regarding classes and assignments.
Complete and turn in assignments by the assigned due date using the method specified by their teacher.
Participate in online learning activities by responding to questions, asking questions, providing input, and working with groups.
Know district username and password and access resources through the district portal. Do not share username or password.
Follow district technology guidelines as well as student code of conduct.
Engage in two-way communication with teachers.
Follow teachers’ requirements during testing.