by Robert "Bob" Lewandowski
Policy 1908 Family Engagement indicates that students of families opting out of onsite instruction at the school facility for the Second Semester of 2020-2021 school fiscal year shall receive offsite, online instruction, or any combination of the foregoing at the discretion of the School District in accordance with District Emergency Policy 1906. School District staff shall arrange for any combination of physical instructional packets, virtual or electronic based course meetings and assignments, self-directed or parent/guardian-assisted learning opportunities, and other educational efforts available to staff and students that can be relied upon for grade or credit in order to satisfy the minimum aggregate number of hours or determination of proficiency for the requesting student.
Students of families opting out of onsite delivery shall be treated the same as students instructed at the school facility for purposes of grading, discipline, and other educational rights.
The Second Semester begins January 18, 2021. The District asks parents/guardians and students to make “Opt-Out” or “Face-to-Face” instruction decisions by completing the 1908F Opt-Out Form by January 15, 2021 by 4:00 PM so class schedules can be adjusted. “Opt-Out” Forms are available on-line or at each building. They must be signed and submitted to the District Office for processing. You may scan the forms and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them to:
Colstrip Public Schools
P.O. Box 159
Colstrip, MT 59323
Materials such as chromebooks, consumables and course guidelines will be made available as soon as possible. The Curriculum Director and/or Instructional Facilitator(s) will be in touch with you to outline grade and/or course processes, programs and protocols to begin initial instruction. They will also work with you in obtaining needed materials, computer logon, training necessary to complete course/grade work. Grade and Course instruction will begin within ten (10) days of your completed application of 1908F Onsite Instruction Opt Out (During this time your student will be matriculated and provided needed materials and initial instruction for completing necessary paperwork as well as login information for Google Classroom).
PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE OPT OUT OF ONSITE INSTRUCTION FORM.