21-22 Online Learning Options

21-22 Online Learning Options
Posted on 04/20/2021
computer programDCSS Offers Online Learning Option for 2021-2022

The Douglas County School System will offer an online option for the 2021-2022 school year. COVID
Extension Services will be available for students in grades 3-12 who attended school online during the
2020-2021 school year.
“While we believe that most children learn best in the classroom in front of a teacher, and while we are
anxious to have all of our students back in our buildings five days a week, we know and respect that
some parents would prefer their child to continue learning online next year due to COVID-19 concerns,”
said Superintendent Trent North. “COVID Extension Services will provide an online option for those
families. Our goal is to provide the best learning experience possible for all of our students.”
According to Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement Melanie Manley, the school system
made the decision not to offer an online option for its youngest students. “Research confirms the
importance of learning to read proficiently by 3 rd grade,” said Manley. “We feel that it is imperative for
students in kindergarten, 1 st and 2 nd grades to be in a classroom in front of a teacher to gain those crucial
reading skills that will impact their future success in school.”
COVID Extension Services will operate for the 2021-2022 school year only. In addition to being enrolled
in the online School-Based Digital Learning (SBDL) program for 2020-2021, students wanting sign up for
COVID Extension Services must meet additional criteria, including attendance and grades.
Parents of students in grades 3-12 for 2021-2022 who are currently enrolled in SBDL received a letter
with additional details for COVID Extension Services. Parents must register their child for this option by
May 14.


COVID Extension Services letter to parents TMS.pdf
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