Virtual Plus Opportunities

Virtual Plus Opportunities
Posted on 11/06/2020
On Monday, October 26, 2020, the Appleton Area School District made the decision to move into a Virtual Plus model to allow additional, targeted support for students. Additional information on the Virtual Plus model was shared in the following family message.

This phased approach will help us to support the essential academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of our students during the pandemic by offering limited, targeted, optional in-person opportunities at our schools for our most vulnerable populations while we are fully virtual. These additional opportunities for students will be provided in accordance with safety protocols which were established at the start of the school year prior to going to fully virtual learning.  These safety protocols will be strictly followed and will include students wearing masks, physically distancing, and using established check-in procedures. 

At the middle level, these initial Fully Virtual Plus opportunities will include our At-Risk program support. This is in conjunction with identifying additional intervention/engagement needs of our students through a quantitative and qualitative data review process via our Student Services Teams. Other areas for implementation during this initial phase will include Student Support Groups and on-site programming for our English Learners and Newcomer students. Each middle school team will be communicating directly with their school’s respective families as they implement Fully Virtual Plus opportunities.

Numerous virtual co-curricular activities and opportunities are currently underway outside of the school day and are in the process of being expanded and communicated from our respective sites. KA's virtual clubs: Art, Baking, Gaming, Book, Knitting and Crocheting, Improv, Photography, Middle School DECA, Middle School Jazz, Aspiring Authors, International Culture Club.
The health and safety of our students and staff is a priority. The following guidelines are based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These guidelines were designed to help prevent exposure to COVID-19 and will be updated as additional information becomes available. If we all work together, we will be able to extend more opportunities for face to face instruction over time.  

Local conditions will influence the decisions made by public health officials regarding community-level strategies. It is vital to the health and safety of everyone that our students and staff are fully aware of these guidelines and take this responsibility seriously.

Virtual Plus Guidelines - Middle Schools