Virtual Option FAQs
Who qualifies to enroll in the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option and is this a year-long commitment?
- Students must reside in the state of Kansas and meet Fort Leavenworth district enrollment requirements. Families who would like to take advantage of the virtual option are committing to enrolling in the virtual option for a minimum of one semester. At the end of the first semester, students may choose to switch enrollment back to an assigned school and attend in-person. This is a full-time option only. No partial enrollments are allowed. Students will remain officially enrolled in Fort Leavenworth School District (USD 207) schools and will continue to receive general information from the school district.
- If students relocate during the school year, notification of address change is required. USD 207 cannot provide continued enrollment in either USD 207 or USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option if/when students no longer meet USD 207 enrollment requirements.
What can be expected of the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option experience?
- The USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option program is a 100 percent online, asynchronous learning experience. This means that students will have some flexibility as to how and when they complete work. Daily brief synchronous meetings for check-in or guidance purposes may be available. Students can expect to be in online classes with other students from across the state of Kansas. Because this USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option serves the entire state of Kansas, Fort Leavenworth students may not all be in the same class(es.) A link to the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option 2021-22 school year calendar can be found here.
- USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option is a multi-district program, administered and taught by the Greenbush Education Service Center, rather than by Fort Leavenworth School District staff. Additionally, the program is asynchronous; students will not meet on Zoom with their teachers as part of daily instruction. This could mean increased parental involvement and supervision.
What standards and curriculum are utilized?
- Both the K-5 and 6-9 programs are tailored to Kansas state standards. The USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option uses curriculum from the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) for students in K-5. For middle school, the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option uses the Edgenuity curriculum for core courses and Spanish and eDynamicLearning for elective course content and curriculum. USD 207 will administer all local and state assessments.
What courses will be available for students?
- Students in grades K-5 will take English language arts, math, social studies, science and one special per quarter. Specials include art, Spanish, PE and technology. Students in grades 6-9 will take English language arts, math, social studies and science as their core classes. These students will also select two elective courses per semester. All elective courses are semester courses.
What are teacher qualifications?
- USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option teachers are fully licensed through the Kansas State Department of Education.
Will students follow the USD 207 Fort Leavenworth School District calendar?
- No. While the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option school calendar is similar to the USD 207 school calendar, it does vary slightly. Both calendars are available online.
What technology device is necessary to connect to classes and content?
- Students will need the use of a laptop, chromebook or desktop computer. Tablets are not recommended. Students will be able to request to check out a device if needed.
Can students in grades 6-9 engage in athletics/activities through USD 207?
- No. Students will not be eligible for Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) sanctioned activities like sports or plays, as those require in-person attendance per KSHSAA.
How will grades be determined?
- Your child’s Virtual teacher will determine all grades. Parents will be provided access to a digital report card. These grades will become part of a student’s permanent Fort Leavenworth School District record.
What fees are associated with enrollment in the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option?
- Fort Leavenworth School District does not charge enrollment fees. Students enrolling in USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option and checking out a USD 207 Chromebook will have the option to purchase device insurance (for $50) to cover accidental damage.
Will Special Education, ESOL, or 504 services and support be provided?
- Yes. Students who are eligible for special education, have an English Language Learning Plan, or 504 plan will receive accommodation and/or services through Fort Leavenworth. Service delivery models will be determined by IEP, 504, or ESOL teams and may occur through the virtual platform or be provided in a brick and mortar school building. All services will be provided during USD 207's instructional day. Additional information will be provided upon enrollment.
How will the district provide special education and 504 accommodations and modifications to virtual general education classes?
- Specific accommodations and modifications for students enrolled in the virtual option will be determined by the IEP or 504 team. Once needs are determined, staff at USD 207 will consult with the student’s virtual teacher(s) who will be responsible for implementing the accommodations/modifications. The IEP or 504 team will include parents, the USD 207 case manager, and any other certified staff members who work with the student.
How will the district provide special education classes that include specially designed instruction?
- IEP teams will work together to determine a student's educational and/or social-emotional needs in the virtual setting. Service delivery models will be determined by the IEP team and may occur through the virtual platform or be provided in a brick and mortar school building. Transportation will be provided as a related service if it is noted in the student’s IEP and is required in order for the student to access the school-based special education services. All services will be provided during USD 207’s instructional day.
How will the district provide gifted services?
- As stated above, IEP teams will work together to determine a student's educational and social-emotional needs within the virtual setting. Service delivery models will be determined by the IEP team and may occur through the virtual platform or be provided in a brick and mortar school building. All services will be provided during USD 207's instructional day.
How will the district provide special education related services?
- All related services including occupational therapy, speech language, physical therapy, vision and hearing services will be determined by the IEP team. Service delivery models will be determined by the IEP team and may occur through the virtual platform or be provided in a brick and mortar school building. All services will be provided during USD 207’s instructional day.
How do you apply for the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option?
- Start by filling out the interest survey. You will then be contacted by the school district with more information. There are limited seats available.
How will I know if my child has been accepted into the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option?
- Upon completion of the interest survey, you will be contacted by USD 207 with additional information regarding whether your student will be enrolled in the USD 207 Greenbush Virtual Option.
Where do I get more information?
- After reviewing all FAQs, if you have additional questions please email [email protected] or contact the USD 207 District Office at 913-651-7373.