TSD ONLINE PROGRAMMING 2021-2022

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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.


YOU MAY ALSO VISIT THE TCO WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

**Families who choose our online option(s) must remain online for the full semester.**

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PLEASE VIEW THIS VIDEO TO UNDERSTAND TSD'S ONLINE PROGRAMMING FOR 2021-2022

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

OVERVIEW:
  • 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.

Daily and weekly learning time will include:
  • 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

OVERVIEW:
  • High school programming will be provided through Thompson Connect Online.

  • High school remote offerings will include required courses in a student's academic progression. Limited elective courses will also be offered.

  • Synchronous (real time) instruction in core content (ELA and Math) will occur for 20% of the time each week. Other courses will be largely asynchronous.

  • Attendance and strong engagement with content on a daily basis will continue to be expected.

  • Teachers will be accessible and they will hold office hours regularly.

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.

WAITING LIST NOTIFICATION- AUGUST 1, 2021

To be placed on the waiting list for Thompson School District's Online Option, please click on THIS LINK . (Note: if you are currently on the waiting list, we will determine space and offer slots beginning August 1, 2021)

QUESTIONS ABOUT ONLINE PROGRAMMING FOR 2021-2022?

Contact Laura Copeland at (970) 613-6785


You can also visit the website linked below.