This form will be sent to the SMSA Attendance Tracking Team. A member from this team will follow up with you once they have received and reviewed the information sent. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. Any information gathered on this form will be confidential. Please complete a separate form for each child.
Virtual Learning Request Form
Please contact K-12 Pupil Services Director Heather Reilley at 920-322-8045 or the Attendance Director, Amy Pickart at 920-322-8036 with any questions.
In-person classroom learning and instruction is the preferred educational model at SMSA for all grade levels PreK-12. That said, given present conditions, virtual learning shall be an SMSA option as needed in 2021-22. Parents may request/declare the virtual learning option for a period of one week (5 school days) up to one semester in duration (terms are renewable). Virtual learning may be a blend of methods to be determined, including but not limited to synchronous (real-time interactive, online) and asynchronous (non-interactive, prepared virtual resources). To receive approval as a virtual learner, parents must complete this application for virtual learning. The completed application must be submitted at least one full week prior to the first day of virtual instruction.
Exceptions: In cases of an unanticipated health quarantine or other medical event that may result in a student being unable to physically access campus, virtual learning may commence immediately. Parents will still be expected to complete the required virtual learning application paperwork so that accurate school tracking may be maintained. All virtual learning requests – regardless of reason or duration – must be approved by the administration. The Ledger Learning Guide and Google Classroom will be maintained as virtual academic resources during both in-person instruction and virtual learning. SMSA reserves the right to approve, deny, recommend or require virtual learning for any student.
Parents may not spontaneously (day-to-day) declare students as virtual learners. Students who are in-person learners (undeclared virtual learners) shall be marked absent on any school days when they are not present in person, similar to attendance practices prior to the pandemic. Students who are declared as virtual learners and who are engaged in synchronous instruction may be marked absent if their online presence cannot be reasonably detected by teachers.