Virtual Reopening Plan: Penn-Delco Virtual Learning For All
Penn-Delco School District will be reopening in a virtual model on September 8. Students will learn virtually from home at least through October 9, 2020. This section outlines what Penn-Delco plans for virtual learning for the first day of school. Those families who have registered for Penn-Delco Cyber do not have to change their registration. Since all Penn-Delco students will be going virtual, all students will experience Penn-Delco curriculum taught by Penn-Delco teachers. If and when the District returns in a hybrid or traditional model, those families may choose to remain in a virtual model. You may download a PDF file of this section as well. Lastly, feel free to watch the webinar of virtual learning by our Manager of Blended and Virtual Learning Mr. Chris Gorniok too.
Recent changes in opening schools with a hybrid solution has necessitated that the Penn-Delco School District launch a virtual learning solution for our students
Penn-Delco Virtual is the at-home learning experience that will deliver a virtual Penn-Delco education driven by our curriculum and taught by our teachers. This is not the learning experienced by our students last Spring or the online version that some of our students choose with a third-party service.
Penn-Delco Virtual combines the live, virtual instruction by our dedicated and experienced staff with the support your student has become accustomed. Far more robust, Penn-Delco virtual learning will offer increased teacher to student engagement, virtual collaboration, and measurable accountability.
The 2020-2021 academic school year will open on September 8th with required attendance in scheduled classes featuring live-in-person instruction by Penn-Delco teachers (synchronous) combined with some independent learning (asynchronous) for flexibility and age appropriateness. Special education services will continue while social emotional learning (SEL) will be infused into the student day so students continue to grow and feel supported throughout their educational experience.
This is a temporary solution that will ensure that students begin the school year connected with their assigned teachers allowing for seamless integration back into the classroom when conditions change to a hybrid or full-time, in-classroom instruction.
The virtual learning will begin with the opening of school on September 8 at least through a tentative date of October 9, 2020.