NOTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT OPTIONS FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Parents and guardians of enrolled pupils have the option to enroll their child in in-person instruction or independent study for the 2021-2022 school year. All returning students are required to complete online registration and can indicate their preference for independent study when registering for the upcoming school year. You may also contact your student’s school office to enroll them in the independent study program.
Please review the following information about our 2021-2022 Independent Study Program.
Parents and guardians have the right to request a pupil-parent-educator conference to ask questions before making the decision about enrollment or disenrollment in the various options for learning. The conference may be conducted by telephone, videoconference or in-person. If you wish to request a conference for your pupil, please contact the school office at the phone number or e-mail address below.
If you are considering independent study, please let us know by August 2, 2021 so that we have accurate enrollment numbers when making class assignments and while planning for the new school year.
Procedures for Enrolling, Disenrolling and Reenrolling in Independent Study:
To enroll in independent study for the 2021-2022 school year, there must be an agreement in place for each pupil. The agreement must be signed by the pupil’s parent, legal guardian, or caregiver. For pupils with exceptional needs, the pupil’s individualized education program (IEP) must specifically provide for independent study before the pupil can begin participating.
If you wish to have your pupil return to in-person instruction during the school year, you may provide notice to the contact information provided below, and your pupil will be returned to in-person instruction no later than five instructional days after we receive the notice.
Pupils may reenroll in independent study at any time during the 2021-2022 school year by providing notice as provided below.
Instructional Time that a Pupil Will Have Access to as Part of Independent Study:
For transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade, there will be a plan to provide pupils opportunities for daily synchronous instruction.
For grades 4 through 8, there will be a plan to provide opportunities for both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction.
Live interaction means interaction between the pupil and the teacher, aide or other personnel and may include peers; this interaction may be in person, by internet or phone.
Synchronous instruction means classroom-style instruction, or small group, or one-on-one instruction delivered in person or by internet or phone and involving two-way communication between the pupil and teacher.
If you are interested in enrolling your student in Independent Study for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact your student’s school and/or select Independent Study when you complete your student’s online registration:
Helen Wilcox School, grades TK-3rd: (530) 533-7626
Honcut School, grades K-3rd: (530) 533-7626
Golden Hills School, grades 4-5: (530) 532-6000
Palermo School, grades 6-8: (530) 533-4708