Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions we have received since launching our new program! We will be updating this as questions are asked!
Q1. Will students be able to move freely between full-time, in-person, face-to-face learning, and full-time online learning in the 2021-22 school year?
A1. No, KVS is a separate school option. All current students enrolled at Kelloggsville Public Schools will be registered for face-to-face for the fall of 2021 unless they apply and are accepted to Kelloggsville Virtual School. For families that want a fully virtual option, they can complete an application and student screener for enrollment. KVS is a one-year commitment but special considerations may be made during the semester. Students in full-time face-to-face learning would also not be able to make the switch to fully online learning until the end of the first semester.
Q2. Will everyone that applies be accepted at Kelloggsville Virtual School? Is there a specific number of spots available?
A2. All student applications will be considered for approval. KVS will take into consideration the following factors to determine if online learning is the best fit for each student: The student screener, academic progress history, attendance history, teacher/counselor recommendations, and students' specific needs.
Q3. Will Kelloggsville Virtual School be considering students with an IEP or 504 plan and how will I know this is the right fit for the child?
A3. Yes, KVS is able to accommodate students that have an IEP or 504 plan. Since every plan is different, we encourage parents to seek input from their child’s case manager or service provider on the best placement for their child.
Q4. Will students be able to participate in extracurricular activities, sports, etc?
A4. At this time, extracurricular activities and sports are not available to the students of KVS.
Q5. Will the curriculum be the same for KVS as in the other Kelloggsville buildings?
A5. All Kelloggsville Virtual School curriculum will be closely aligned to Kelloggsville Curriculum maps but will not necessarily be using the same programs. The elementary curriculum will be teacher-created and use multiple resources that are similar to the classrooms. For grades 6-12, the students will be using APEX learning that has been customized to follow Kelloggsville curriculum maps and are aligned to state standards.
Q6. Will there be live academic sessions daily for my child to attend?
A6. KVS has a gradual release approach to live daily sessions with teachers. All K-5 students will have a mixture of virtual lessons and an in-person opportunity daily. For grades 6-8 they will have live virtual lessons taught daily. In grades 9-12 their lessons will be delivered virtually through individual work and live teacher support is available as needed.
Q7. If I live in the district, can my child get bussing when they attend in-person sessions?
A7. Yes, there will be an opportunity for bussing for students that are eligible.
Q8. Is my child still eligible to receive meals through Kelloggsville Public Schools?
A8. Yes, KVS students are eligible for breakfast and lunch just like in-person students. Families may sign up through the virtual office to pick up breakfast and lunch weekly at a specific time and location within the district.
Q9. Is my child still able to attend Kelloggsville High School or Middle School while in the virtual program? Will they be able to graduate with Kelloggsville High School students?
A9. No, Kelloggsville Virtual School is a separate entity, and students that apply and are accepted will have separate teachers, a handbook, course options, and requirements. Kelloggsville Virtual School will hold a separate graduation ceremony unique to its school.
**Updated as of 5/15/2021