REMINDER - DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT YEAR SURVEY & TRANSPORTATION OPT-IN IS June 14!
BACK TO SCHOOL 2021-22
LINKS TO NEXT YEAR SURVEY & TRANSPORTATION FORMS:
If you need bus transportation for 2021-22:
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. I submitted the online forms but do not see a confirmation, should I submit the forms again?
A. No, please only submit each form once. If you do not see a confirmation message, please check your spam/junk folders. Or, send a message to email@example.com and be sure to include your child’s name and school. We will send you a copy of your confirmation.
Q. My child will be a senior next year. Will she still receive a Solon High School diploma if we choose the virtual option for her next year?
A. Yes. Any 12th grade student who attends the EdOptions Academy next year would earn a Solon High School diploma and would walk/participate in our Solon graduation with all of the other members of the class of 2022 who meet Ohio’s graduation requirements.
Q. My son won't need to ride the bus to day care every day after school, but I want to be sure he has a seat on the bus. What should I do?
A. Please be sure to fill out the Transportation Opt-In Form AND the Day Care Transportation Form. You can enter the days your son would ride home and which he would ride to the Solon day care provider. If you have specific questions about your situation, please be sure to contact the Transportation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What would happen if we start off our child learning virtually with EdOptions Academy and then decide to attend in person?
A. The commitments for continuing with the virtual academy are a full quarter for grades K-6 and the entire year for grades 7-12. This is because the virtual academy curriculum, while it aligns to state learning standards, is taught in a different sequence and pace than in our Solon classrooms. Students transitioning from the virtual academy to a Solon classroom would experience a disruption in their scope and sequence of their learning.
Q. What will my child’s day look like with the virtual academy? How different will it be from what they experienced this year on Zoom?
A. Students in all grades would still have a structured school day with expectations for learning, completing assignments and assessments. The EdOptions Academy school days are more flexible. Students/families may choose time slots that work best for their schedule for each subject.
For students in grades K-5, live lessons in English/Language Arts, math, science and social studies are offered Monday through Thursday. There are no live lessons on Fridays. Students would work on asynchronous assignments and attend teacher office hours. Students in the EdOptions Academy would spend about 50 minutes per class five days a week, but the actual amount of time each student spends on each class every day might vary.
For students in grades 6-12, teachers in each subject offer live lessons 1-2 times a week, with live office hours help available daily. Teachers provide live help Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students are expected to work for each class about the same amount of time per day as they would be if they were in school in person.
Q. Would K-6 students have electives through the virtual academy?
A. Students in Kindergarten and first grade would have one elective: physical education/health. Students in Grades 2-5 would have two electives: physical education and art.
Q. Can my daughter at SHS and my son at SMS participate in extracurricular activities at the school if they choose EdOptions Academy?
Students attending the virtual academy may continue to participate in extracurricular activities such as athletics and clubs. However, virtual students would not be able to participate in co-curricular activities that have a corresponding in-person class during the school day, such as Show Choir and Marching Band.
Q. I see the environmental protocols are being adjusted for next year. Will the same type of cleaning procedures remain?
A. For the school day, students will continue to use hand sanitizer to “foam” into learning and activity spaces, as well as the bus, and we will maintain reminders and time for more frequent hand washing. With desk shields no longer in use, students and staff will be able to spend less time sanitizing individual desks during the day.
All of the more extensive overnight cleaning will continue for our schools and buses.
Q. My daughter’s father and I have a shared parenting agreement. What form do I complete for Bus Transportation to both our homes?
You would use the Day Care Transporation form to record an additional residence and a set schedule for pick up and or drop off in your shared parenting situation. Please contact the Transportation Department for additional guidance at email@example.com if you have specific questions.
Q. What happens if there is a spike in COVID cases in the fall or winter?
A. We will use guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and the County Board of Health to provide guidance on managing spikes in COVID cases.
Q. What if I am not sure whether I need transportation for my child?
A. Opt-in now anyway to safe and secure a seat on the bus. If your plans change, you can always contact our Transportation Department to let them know you will not the bus transportation after all.
Q. What time will Orchard have before school intramurals?
A. The doors at Orchard will open at 8 a.m. Intramurals will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 8:40 a.m. Many intramurals do not require a sign up. The schedule for the planned intramurals will be posted as we get closer to the start of school. Those sessions are being planned now. Orchard will also have a study hall every day from 8 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.