LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County Public School students who want to commit to a full semester of online learning only, must apply by next week for the Virtual Learning Academy.
The school district’s application deadline for the academy is noon on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
The Virtual Learning Academy is for students who don’t want to return to in-person instruction at all because of their health or the health of other people in their household, according to the school district.
Students not enrolled in the academy will begin the school year with virtual learning through Non-Traditional Instruction 2DL: Differentiated Distance Learning.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
Below is a letter sent to parents Thursday night by Superintendent Manny Caulk:
Dear Fayette County Public Schools Families:
Heading “back to school” in 2020-21 is certain to be different than in previous years because all students will begin the school year learning from home due to the current spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our hope is that efforts to reduce infection rates will be successful and that we will be able to transition to in-person learning in October.
However, we recognize that for reasons related to their child’s health or the health of others in their household, some families will not want to resume in-person instruction. For those families, Fayette County Public Schools will also offer a completely virtual learning option in grades K-12 this year.
Families who choose the FCPS Virtual Learning Academy will be committing to distance learning for at least one semester. The program will use an online curriculum taught by Fayette County Public Schools teachers.
If you are interested in enrolling your student in the FCPS Virtual Learning Academy, please follow this link to complete a Special Programs Application. We ask that you apply prior to noon on August 18, 2020. If you previously accepted placement in the Virtual Learning Academy through an email you received on Monday, August 10, no further action is needed at this time.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 859-381-4741. No matter what your family decides, we are committed to ensuring every student has a great school year.