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2020 School Reopening

Email communications@cvsd.org with questions you may have.
 

We will meet our families at their readiness level by offering high-quality learning options, whether virtual or in-person when available.

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Central Valley School District has been working hard to plan for this coming school year among these challenging times. Our school reopening plan includes detailed plans for both virtual learning and in-person learning.

We received guidance from the Spokane Regional Health District regarding reopening schools and CVSD will start the school year with a full virtual learning environment for all grade levels.

While our goal was to open our school buildings for in-person learning, we now know that given current conditions with COVID-19, virtual learning will be necessary to protect the health of our students, families, teachers, staff and community.

We’ve designed three virtual learning options for students, with a preference to remain in virtual learning or return to in-person learning when available.

You will receive a student-specific email from CVSD for you to provide us with your initial learning model choice. You will have the option to change this choice up until August 21.

Providing You Options

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(CVSD Virtual Options - printable PDF)

 

Parent Interactive Webinars (attendance links coming soon)

Learn more about student options and ask questions.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 11 - 6:30pm 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12 - 6:30pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 13 - 6:30pm
 
Questions sent to communications@cvsd.org will be part of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to be added to this web page.
 

Virtual Learning for K-12

Our district will offer a new, robust virtual learning curriculum for all grade levels. This is an upgraded, state-of-the-art system, designed by and led by CVSD teachers.
  • Central Valley Virtual Learning (CVVL), established in 2016, has expanded its learning pathways to meet the current needs of our Central Valley families at all levels.
  • CVVL is accessible on a single platform and will be available to all students.
  • CVVL offers personalized, engaged and connected learning options for any K-12 student, providing excellence and education in a virtual environment. 
  • CVVL’s purpose is to provide an individualized approach with tailored instruction from highly qualified teachers. Simultaneously, we will develop students’ social skills and support their social-emotional well-being.
  • CVVL features both a self-paced and school-paced model for students.
 

Virtual Learning Structure

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

K-3rd Grades:

  • 18:1 student class size ratio limit
  • Small group virtual sessions limited to 6 students

 

4-5 Grades:

  • 26:1 student class size ratio limit for 4th grade
  •  28:1 student class size ratio limit for 5th grade
  • Small group virtual sessions limited to 10 students

Pace:

Mostly school paced (synchronous,) each day with minimal guided and/or planned independence.

6-8th Grades:

  • 29:1 student class size ratio limit
  • Small group virtual sessions limited to 10 students

 

Cohorts:

Cohorts of students with the same three teachers will build a strong classroom connection. Each cohort has an advisor with real-time, weekly grade checks, goal setting and review of learning plans.

 

Courses:

Courses will be three classes per quarter. Each quarter is blocked to cover a full semester’s worth of content and learning. Classes are 90 minutes in length.

9-12th Grades:

  • 32:1 student class size ratio limit

 

Pace:

Based upon needs, learning can be fluid from self-paced with more independence (asynchronous) to school-paced with more teacher directed (fully synchronous).

 

Cohorts:

Each cohort of students has an advisor with real-time, weekly grade checks, goal setting and review of learning plans.

 

Courses:

Courses will be three classes per quarter. Each Quarter is blocked to cover a full semester’s worth of content and learning. Classes are 90 minutes in length.

 

Example Schedule

Approximately 8:30 AM-2:45 PM, M, T, W and F and 9:30-2:45 on Thursdays.  (TOH = Teacher Office Hours)

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

M

T

W

TH

F

M

T

W

TH

F

M

T

W

TH

F

Teacher Daily Check-in

Com-munity

Mtg.

TOH

TOH

TOH

TOH

Class #1

Class #1

Class #1

TOH

Class #1

Literacy

Class #1

Online

Home-work & Small Groups

Class #1

Online

Home-work & Small Groups

Class #1

Class #2

Class #2

Class #2

Class #1

Class #2

Art//Music/Fitness (Family Groups)

Class # 2

Class # 2

Class #

2

Class # 3

Class # 3

Class # 3

Class #2

Class # 3

Math

Class #3

Class #3

Class #3

TOH

Advisory

TOH

Class # 3

TOH

Social Studies/Science – Rotation

TOH

TOH

TOH

TOH

 
 

More about Central Valley Virtual Learning:

Washington State Department of Health Decision Tree and Metrics for Reopening Schools

 

Spokane Regional Health District School Opening Letter:

State OSPI Guidelines include requirements for masks and social distancing:

 
 
Our CVSD Reopening Plan for Special Education:
Our CVSD Guiding Principles:
CVSD will meet our students, staff and community at their readiness level as we return to school in the fall. By doing so, we will build greater confidence in and deliver on our ability to provide a high quality educational experience for our students:
  • We will provide in-person learning and teaching to the greatest extent allowable by local and state officials.
  • We will adopt a robust virtual learning curriculum for all CVSD students that allows for continuity in the event of school closures or lack of in-person options for learning and teaching.
  • We will plan for multiple scenarios and have the necessary health and safety protocols in place to protect students, staff, and community. By doing so we will be a resource to our health department in combating the COVID 19 outbreak.