The OCS Blended Learning Model is for students who wish to enter a virtual learning environment due to concerns over risk associated with COVID-19. Exposure concerns may be related to the student or a family member in a high risk category. Students who contract COVID-19 or who are quarantined will also enter the Blended Learning Model. Students may enter the Blended Learning Model by filling out this application. Likewise, students may re-enter on-campus learning environment with written notification to the division principal. Each application will be reviewed to determine that a Blended Learning Environment would be effective for each child. In some cases where technology access or parental support is not available, Blended Learning may not be an effective learning strategy.
Blended learning will include recorded video instruction – (from OCS teachers and other sources), a weekly check-in with teacher, and posted assignments with reasonable due dates. Instruction will be 1-2 days behind regular classroom instruction, so videos can be created. Instruction will be tailored to a virtual format. While content standards will be covered, instructional methods and assessments may vary from the regular classroom.