Switch Learning Preference

Need to Switch Learning Preferences for Second Semester?
Posted on 10/23/2020

Update Your Child’s Learning Preference for Second Semester

Deadline: Sunday, November 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Douglas County School District (DCSD) families who wish to change their child’s learning preference (i.e. Hybrid/In-Person to eLearning or vice versa) for the second semester can do so between Friday, October 23 and Sunday, November 1. Changes to learning preferences will become effective in January 2021 and continue through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to make changes is Sunday, November 1 at 11:59 p.m.

If you wish to continue with your child’s current learning preference, you do not need to complete the Learning Preference Update process for the second semester.

If your child attends a DCSD preschool or a DCSD charter school, please contact your school directly to inquire about whether learning preferences changes can be made.

How to Update Learning Preferences:
  • Go to the EngagED Portal and select Learning Preference Update
    • Select the Hybrid Learning/In-Person Learning Preference or 100% eLearning Preference for Your Student(s) for second semester (changes will be effective January 2021 through the end of the 2020-2021 school year).

100% eLearning
Students enrolled in the eLearning preference will participate in a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (pre-recorded/independent) learning five days per week. Students enrolled in this option for second semester will remain in eLearning through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Hybrid Learning/In-Person Learning*
In the current, fluid environment of COVID, it’s important for families to understand that students enrolled in the Hybrid Learning/In-Person Learning option could fluctuate to include, but not be limited to, the following scenarios depending on current COVID-19 data (see DCSD Decision Dashboard).
  • 100% In-Person Learning: in-person learning five days a week (DCSD elementary schools are currently in this environment).
  • Hybrid Learning: students alternate between two days of in-person learning, two days of asynchronous (independent) virtual learning, and one day of live/synchronous virtual learning (DCSD middle and high schools are currently in this environment).
  • Remote Learning: In the case of a COVID exposure at a school, students may be subject to quarantine, which would result in a temporary move to remote/virtual learning for approximately 14 days. In the case of a public health order, such as the Stay-at-Home orders last spring, all students could be transitioned to 100% remote learning for an undetermined period of time.

The capacity on DCSD buses remains limited. Our full-sized buses are allowed a maximum of 24 students per the Tri-County Health Department. Students are required to wear a face covering while on the bus, and must sit one per seat. This limitation means that transportation eligibility will continue to be offered only to students who attend their assigned neighborhood school, and for elementary school students who live more than 2.5 miles from school, and for middle and high school students who live more than 5 miles from school. If you believe your student is eligible for transportation, or if you have questions, please contact the DCSD Transportation Department.

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