K-12 Eagle Online

2020-2021 Frequently Asked Questions Last Updated: 8/5/2020 8:17 PM

 

  • After I used Final Forms to enroll my child into Eagle Online, what are my next steps?
    • After parents have completed this step there is no further action required at this time. We will reach out to all Eagle Online families to schedule an individualized kick-off conference. The conference will be held virtually or via the phone and will allow us to ensure all logistics are coordinated prior to the school year starting on August 24, 2020.
       
  • When will my student get their Chromebook? Are there any other supplies needed?
    • All students enrolled in the Eagle Online program will be provided a chromebook.  
      • Returning Plain Local Students Entering Grades 4-12 should all have their chromebook from last year. These students will continue using those same devices for Eagle Online.  
      • Newly Registered Plain Local students or those entering grades K-3 chromebooks will be provided in August prior to the start of the school year. 
      • A limited amount of supplies will be needed for Eagle Online, you can download the Eagle Online supply list here
         
  • Can we preview the online coursework and platform before committing? 
    • To support the Eagle Online program, the district purchased a completely digital curriculum known as Florida Virtual (FLVS).  For easy access, click here to see sample lessons.
       
  • If my child was in a blended classroom last year, how will Eagle Online adapt to advanced students? 
    • Enrichment and intervention groups will be a part of Eagle Online. 
       
  • Are there AP, Honors and IB offerings in Eagle Online for GOHS students?
    • AP and Honors- Yes, these classes will be offered through Eagle Online.
    • International Baccalaureate (IB)- No, due to specialized instructional needs, IB classes will not be offered through Eagle Online.
       
  • Does Eagle Online have set hours of instruction like the school day? Or is it independent work? 
    • The Eagle Online program will use a mix of independent digital coursework and live virtual lessons provided by certified Plain Local teachers. The live virtual lessons will be required classes and attendance will be taken. These classes will take place during the hours of 8:00am-3:30pm. Typically, the independent work will be due each Friday at noon.  
       
  • For the online lessons from the Plain Local teachers, is it live sessions with teachers or prerecorded?
    • The virtual lessons are live and interactive for both the teacher and the students.
       
  • How will students (especially seniors) meet with guidance counselors?
    • To best serve the needs of students, Eagle Online will have a dedicated Guidance Counselor.  
       
  • Do I need to register my kids online for in-person classes or only if I choose Eagle Online?
    • For either choice, you must first be a formally registered student of the Plain Local Schools. To register your child, please complete this online form to start the registration process. 
    • As a parent of a registered student in Plain Local, you only need to let us know if you are choosing Eagle Online for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. You must do so by Wednesday, August 5, via Final Forms. Trouble logging into Final Forms? Complete a help ticket found here. (forms close at 5:00pm on 8/5)
       
  • If we start the school year and are uncomfortable with how things are going, can we transfer to Eagle Online?
    • Students wishing to enroll in Eagle Online after the August 5 cut off date will be assessed on a case by case basis. 
       
  • Do we have to register for Eagle Online every 9-weeks? 
    • With each 9-week grading period serving as a possible transition point between face-to-face instruction or Eagle Online, we will enact a process that allows families to clearly communicate their desired instructional choice for the next 9-week period.  This process will be rolled out in early October in order to effectively facilitate these transitions for students.
       
  • How will gym credits be received if enrolled in Eagle Online?
    • Physical Education is a credit-bearing class at GlenOak High School only. For Eagle Online students in grades 9-12, those that need PE will be provided an online course that would satisfy the credit requirement.  
       
  • If schools are declared closed by the governor, will it be like last spring with current PLS teachers doing online learning or will my child be enrolled in Eagle Online with the FLVS curriculum?
    • In the event that schools are declared closed: 
      • Students enrolled in Eagle Online will remain in that program.  They would keep the same schedule, continue with the same teachers, and continue with the FLVS curriculum.
         
  • If my child starts with Eagle Online are they permitted to do the entire school year on that format even if things change with COVID-19?
    • Yes, Plain Local intends to operate Eagle Online the entire 2020-2021 school year.
       
  • What about Picture Day and yearbooks?
    • Plain Local is partnering with Lifetouch to provide picture sessions for all Eagle Online students who wish to participate.  These photos would then serve as yearbook photos.  More details will be provided in September.
       
  • What is the attendance policy for Eagle Online?
    • For the required virtual classes, students are required to log in on specific days/times.  At these classes, attendance will be taken as normal.  For individual work time required by Eagle Online, work completion will serve as an accountability measure in lieu of standard attendance. 
       
  • What about all the required state tests?
    • Testing or otherwise, Plain Local will meet all requirements of the state.  
       
  • Will the live teachers assigned to Eagle Online use Google Classroom?
    • Yes they will.  Google Classroom serves as a familiar and effective interface for both teachers and students.  
       
  • How will I know how my student is doing in school if they are in Eagle Online?
    • Eagle Online teachers will post grades to the online gradebook which parents can view via the Home Access Center (HAC).  In addition, parents will be provided usernames and passwords to access the FLVS curriculum where they can check progress and scores for their students. 
       
  • For Eagle Online students in grades 7-12, what options do they have for band, choir, strings, and dance?
    • These performing arts electives will be offered through live virtual lessons provided by Plain Local teachers. 
       
  • For Eagle Online students in grades K-6, what will art, music, PE, and similar electives look like?
    • These classes will be offered on a rotating basis during the 9-weeks.  All of the lessons will be fully virtual and students will have the option to participate.
       
  • What will happen with my child’s IEP if they join Eagle Online?
    • Eagle Online will have a dedicated Intervention Specialist as well as access to Speech, OT, and PT services.  Students will continue to have their IEP goals served through Eagle Online.  
       
  • Can a student take Career Tech at school but take the rest of their courses online?
    • For our Junior and Senior classes, Career Tech is one of only 3 distinct graduation pathways.  Career Tech credentials are governed by many rules, regulations, on task hour requirements, and various other stipulations.  In addition, Career Tech courses are excessively difficult to replicate virtually.  Therefore Career Tech students will have face-to-face instruction for these courses.  For the remaining courses, students will be permitted to take them through Eagle Online.
       
  • How will the 5 day per week Career Tech schedule work?
    • Career Tech students are attending school every day of the week and will be assigned to either the Green or Gold cohort.  For the days the students in their cohort are scheduled for face-to-face instruction they will attend classes as normal.  For scheduled remote learning days where these students will be in attendance for their Career Tech class, there are 2 options:
      • Students with transportation can enter/exit school based on their Career Tech class schedule.
      • Students without transportation will be provided a location to complete their remote lessons while remaining at the school until regular dismissal. 

Questions: Contact Michael Milford at milfordm@plainlocal.org