• Moore Virtual Academy

    7th thru 12th Grade

                                  

    Dear Virtual Academy Parent/Guardians,         

    Hello students and parents! Moore Public Schools is excited to offer a virtual learning option for our students and families again this year. All 7th thru 12th students who are enrolled in a virtual course will have a student account in Edgenuity. We will not be using Odysseware this year. We are excited about using Edgenuity as our virtual platform. Edgenuity very closely mirrors the instructional model of Moore Public Schools in its presentation and instruction. Edgenuity offers considerably more instructional videos with a teacher certified in that subject presenting the instruction.

    Your child is currently enrolled in Moore Virtual Academy. If this is an error or you have decided to have your child return to school in-person, you will need to contact your home school to enroll your child.

     

    7th thru 12th Grade Virtual Academy information:

    In-Person Testing

    Moore Virtual Academy will return to in-person testing at our testing centers. High school students who wish to test during the day, may do so by making an appointment with that schools’ MVA teacher.

              Moore High School            Anne Nunnally annenunnally@mooreschools.com

              West Moore High School   Gretchen White gretchenwhite@mooreschools.com

              South Moore High School  Patrick Heston patrickheston@mooreschools.com

    High school students can also test in the evening without appointment at VISTA Academy: Monday thru Thursday 4-7 PM

    All junior high students will test in the evening at VISTA Academy: Monday thru Thursday 4-7 PM without appointment.

    Attendance

    By state law, we must take attendance on virtual students. Attendance will be based upon a minimum of four hours per course, per week. For example: a full-time virtual student with six courses would be expected to log a minimum of four hours in each course for a total of twenty hours each week. If a student is on-pace within Edgenuity, then they are considered as meeting the attendance requirements, even if they are short of the hourly requirement. Virtual attendance will be taken every Monday morning at 8 am to determine if the student has met the attendance requirements.

              IMPORTANT

    It has been the custom and habit for virtual students to focus only on two or three courses until they have been completed and then complete the courses left within the semester. Because of course attendance requirements, this will no longer be possible, and students must be working in all courses weekly.

     

    6th Grade Virtual Academy information:

    In-Person Testing

    Moore Virtual Academy will return to in-person testing at our testing centers for students 7th thru 12th Grade. 6th Grade students will not be required to test in-person this year.

     

    Attendance

    By state law, we must take attendance on virtual students. Attendance will be based upon a minimum of four hours per course, per week. For example: a full-time virtual student with six courses would be expected to log a minimum of four hours in each course for a total of twenty-four hours each week. If a student is on-pace within Edgenuity, then they are considered as meeting the attendance requirements, even if they are short of the hourly requirement. Virtual attendance will be taken every Monday morning at 8 am to determine if the student has met the attendance requirements.

                IMPORTANT

    It has been the custom and habit for virtual students to focus only on two or three courses until they have been completed and then complete the courses left within the semester. Because of course attendance requirements, this will no longer be possible, and students must be working in all courses weekly.

     

     

    Orientation to The Virtual Program

    MVA teachers will contacting students to schedule either in-person, Zoom, or telephone orientation meetings to let them know expectations and how to log-in.

     

    Device Pick-Up                                                                                    

    Students who have requested a device will need to pick them up from the Moore Public Schools Technology Building located at 1500 SE 4th Street, Moore, OK 73160. The Technology Building is located behind the Administration Building. You will need to enter on the west side of the building and drive around to the back to pick- up your device. You will receive printed instructions on how to log into the device and connect to the apps that are included.

    If you believe your student will need a device, you must complete the Moore Virtual Academy Device and Connectivity Request 2021-2022 at https://forms.office.com/r/hszny0D0KH. If you have multiple students, please submit a request for EACH student.

    Breakfast/Lunch Availability

    Virtual Academy students still have access to receive breakfast and lunch at their home school site. Please contact the principal at your home school to determine the time and process to pick up the meals.  Breakfast and lunch are available and may be picked up at the same time.

    We need everyone to complete the online meal application, even if there are no plans to receive a meal.  The online meal application may be found here:

    http://lunchapp.mooreschools.com/

     

     

     

    Pre-K to Fifth Grade                                   

         

    Moore Public Schools is excited to offer a virtual learning option for our students and families again this year. All Pre-K through fifth grade students will be taught by a teacher through Zoom meetings and our Canvas Learning Management System. Fourth and fifth grade will be a blended model using Canvas and Edgenuity. Our teachers are looking forward to working collaboratively with you throughout the year to ensure the best education for your child.

    Your child is currently enrolled in Moore Virtual Academy. If this is an error or you have decided to have your child return to school in-person, you will need to contact your home school to enroll your child. Enrollment in Moore Virtual Academy is a one-year commitment.

    Pre-K students who are currently enrolled, your Pre-K drawing spot was released from your home school. At the end of the nine weeks, if you choose to return to your home school, your child will be placed in an available spot if space is available. Pre-K is not State mandated by law.

    A Moore Public Schools teacher certified in either early childhood education and/or elementary education will be instructing all students.

     

    Back to School/ Meet the Teacher

    Meet the teacher will be a drive- thru event. This will provide an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and pick up class information and/or forms that you will need to complete and return. Meet the teacher will be held at the school your child’s teacher is assigned. Your teacher will contact you regarding the date, time, and location. 

     

     

    Curriculum

    Moore Virtual Academy will teach the following core subjects to your child. We use State approved curriculum resources and will follow the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS).

    • English Language Arts
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies

    *Physical Activity log will be required weekly.

     

    Enrichment Opportunities

    We will provide additional enrichment opportunities and activities for your child in Art, Music, and STEM. These subjects are not state mandated; therefore, the activities and assignments will be optional and not required. Enrichment opportunities will be available starting in October.

     

    STAR Reading Assessments

    STAR Reading assessments will be administered to all K-5 students three times per year. The STAR Reading test is used to determine the overall reading level as well as identify a student's individual strengths and weaknesses. 

     

    Report Cards                                         

    Per district policy, Elementary Report Cards will be issued one week following the end of each nine-week period. Report Cards will be mailed to you. 

     

     

    Device Pick-Up                                                                                    

    Students who have requested a device will need to pick them up from the Moore Public Schools Technology Building located at 1500 SE 4th Street, Moore, OK 73160. The Technology Building is located behind the Administration Building. You will need to enter on the west side of the building and drive around to the back to pick- up your device. You will receive printed instructions on how to log into the device and connect to the apps that are included.

     

    If you believe your student will need a device, you must complete the Moore Virtual Academy Device and Connectivity Request 2021-2022 at https://forms.office.com/r/hszny0D0KH. If you have multiple students, please submit a request for EACH student,

     

    Breakfast/Lunch Availability

    Virtual Academy students still have access to receive breakfast and lunch at their home school site. Please contact the principal at your home school to determine the time and process to pick up the meals.  Breakfast and lunch are available and may be picked up at the same time.

    We need everyone to complete the online meal application, even if there are no plans to receive a meal.  The online meal application may be found here:

    http://lunchapp.mooreschools.com/

     

    Attendance

    Attendance will be determined every Monday for the previous week. This will allow you a full week, including the weekend, to complete weekly assignments.

      

    Teacher Expectations

    • Teachers are required to have a minimum of two hours of face time every week with all students. This could be one-on-one Zoom meetings, Zoom group meetings with other students, and individual tutoring sessions.
    • Teachers will administer STAR Reading Assessments for all students. More information regarding individual testing schedules will be coming from your child’s teacher.
    • There will be a one to two-week period at the end of each nine weeks; the teacher will be required to conduct Report Card Assessments for Pre-K through first grade. Many of these assessments will be conducted in-person. Teachers will communicate any change in schedule.
    • During individual testing times, the two-hour weekly time requirement may be reduced.
    • Teachers will make every effort to connect with your child as much as possible.
    • Teachers will communicate with parents through email, phone calls, Zoom, Canvas, Infinite Campus, or other messaging apps. (Seesaw, Remind, Dojo, etc.)

     

    Student Expectations

    • Students will be online and ready to learn for all scheduled Zoom meetings.
    • Students will complete all assignments every week.
    • Students and/or parents will contact the teacher, if they have questions or do not understand concepts taught.

    Parent/Guardian Expectations

    • Parent/Guardians will work together with school staff to support your child’s academic needs.
    • Parent/Guardians will be responsible for supporting their children in establishing positive virtual learning routines, managing behavior, and monitoring learning engagement.
    • Parent/Guardian will notify teacher if your child will not be able to attend a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    • Parent/Guardian will notify teacher if unable to complete scheduled assignments.
    • Parents/Guardians will bring child to school for all required in-person assessments or activities. (STAR, Report Card Assessments, Edgenuity Unit Tests, State Testing, and other assessments deemed required) 

     

    Tips for Student Success                                           

    • Establish a routine for learning.
    • Make sure needed supplies are accessible.

    Before School

    • Eat a healthy breakfast.
    • Get dressed and ready for school.
    • Check email and calendar.

    During School

    • Meet with my teacher on Zoom.
    • Follow routines that teacher has set.
    • Complete any daily assignments.

    After School

    • Check schedule for the next day.
    • Check to make sure device is charged and ready for learning the next day.

     

    Student Progress

    Teachers will make every effort to ensure your child stays on track to complete assignments; it is up to the parent/guardians, to make sure students are completing assignments on time. Failure to continually complete or submit work could result in removal from Moore Virtual Academy.

    Students who are failing at the end of each 9-week period will be required to return to in-person learning.

     

     If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the Elementary Virtual Program, you may contact Moore Virtual Academy at 735-4647 or you can email shawnawilson@mooreschools.com.

     

    If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the Secondary Virtual Program, you may contact Moore Virtual Academy at 735-4647 or you can email harbrown@mooreschools.com