Virtual Learning (Real-Time Hempfield Classes) FAQ

  • Are the virtual students in front of an iPad all day long?

  • Are there opportunities for onsite educational activities?

  • Can gifted students participate in the project-based programming that occurs throughout the school year? If so, how will this occur?

  • Can the district provide laptops instead of iPads? Parents feel laptops are better conducive to online learning.

  • Can we wait to make a decision about a learning option until we receive answers to building specific questions?

  • Does the learning coach need to have a high school diploma?

  • High school students must commit for a marking period/quarter but many classes are a semester long? Can virtual students join their in person class after the first half of the class, if they so wished?

  • How do the reopening options impact IEPs and GIEPs?

  • How do we get our student’s schedule?

  • How is this online learning option different from what the district provided in the spring?

  • How will special education services be delivered in this learning option? Can I be assigned a para/pca to help with instruction?

  • How will Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and any other Related Services be provided?

  • If a student has an appointment or needs to take a sick day, how are early dismissals/late entry tracked and how are sick days accrued?

  • If I choose the virtual learning option or HAVEN, can I still bring my child in to school for Special Education/Gifted Education services?

  • If my child can only log on before or after school/ weekends because a parent is at work, will my child have access to a teacher for help?

  • In the elementary schools, will art, music, PE, and library be live?

  • Is it a FERPA violation for parents/guardians to see the other students in a special education class or group?

  • Is it a privacy violation if other students can see inside another student’s home?

  • Is it required that students turn on their cameras when engaged in virtual learning?

  • What happens if my student is absent in this virtual setting?

  • What happens when a behavior or other incident happens in the classroom and it is recorded or potentially screenshot? Has the district considered the ramifications and privacy concerns?

  • What if a parent/guardian takes a screenshot or photo of students engaged in a video conference and it includes students who have declined the media release?

  • What is the level of at-home involvement needed for the virtual learning option?

  • What types of electronic equipment will the teacher use to facilitate virtual learning?

  • When will iPads be available for students who are in the Virtual Learning option?

  • Who are the teachers who will instruct online learning? Will I have a teacher that corresponds to my grade or class?

  • Will my child be able to work in peer groups?

  • Will my student be on camera? Is this illegal because someone can easily take a screen shot of the classroom event and have a photo of my child. What about foster care students, adopted students, or students who opted out of photography?

  • Will school meals be available for virtual and HAVEN students?

  • Will students be on camera all day?

  • Will students ever be able to meet in person with a teacher if they have questions?

  • Will students have access to the school library and if so, how would that time be scheduled?

  • Will the questions of virtual students be monitored and responded to in class or will they need to be typed in and then answered after each lesson?

  • Will virtual kindergarten correspond with my student’s already assigned time (ex. 12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for afternoon kindergarten)?

  • Would all the students watching class from home via Google be able to ask questions live, during the class lectures, and would the entire class be able to hear their questions, or would they have to type their questions for the teacher to read during the lecture?

  • Would each day’s lectures be recorded and stored for repeated viewing by all students, including those who witnessed live?