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Virtual school in the time of COVID: Details and dates to know

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 19:34:30-04

Every Acadiana parish is offering a virtual option for school this fall.

We've pulled together the links and deadlines for parents who might need them. Below you will find each district's back-to-school plan, as well as links to their virtual school webpages and helpful dates.

ACADIA

Virtual school is available to all students. Pre-registration is open now and lasts until Friday, July 24.

Here’s the webpage: https://sites.google.com/acadia.k12.la.us/acampus/home

Here’s the link to the system’s back to school plan: https://acadia.k12.la.us/files/user/1018/file/Acadia%20Strong%20Start%20Reopening%20Plan_14JULY2020(2).pdf

Superintendent Scott Richard said parents who pre-register should expect a contact from system staff, who will ask questions and help parents navigate the process. IEP meetings and 504 meetings are being held virtually or by telephone to help those parents make decisions, Richard said.

"We are asking for everyone's patience and cooperation as we work through these unprecedented times," Richard said.

CALCASIEU

Virtual school is available to all students.

Registration is now open; the deadline is Wednesday, July 22

Here’s the webpage: CPSB Connected Classrooms

Here’s the link to the system’s back to school plan: https://www.cpsb.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=14785&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=40227&PageID=9026

EVANGELINE

Virtual is open to all students.

Here’s the link: https://sites.google.com/epsb.com/evangeline-virtual-academy/home

The district is conducting a parent survey, the deadline is July 20. You can find it here. The results will be used to create the back-to-school plan.

IBERIA

Virtual school is open to all students.

Parents were asked to complete the Enrollment Intent Form to make the selections for their children by Friday, July 17, 2020, which was last week.

However, school officials ask parents to continue to check the district's website at https://www.iberiaschools.org for more information on virtual options.

Here’s the link to the district’s reopening plan: https://www.iberia.k12.la.us/42869_1

Jeff Davis

Viritual is open to all schools

You must apply in person, and deadline is July 24.

Here’s the link with the details: https://www.jeffersondavis.org/232082_2?articleID=56713

Here’s the link to the reopening plan: https://sites.google.com/jdpsbk12.org/jeffdavisparishreturntoschool?fbclid=IwAR0gFxegz_qLVFiXYr8iL-Ivze47SWBxSLyZYtq0RC3gpVNoybPnMxzgNOY

Lafayette

Virtual is open to all students. Lafayette's virtual school has been in place for many years. To read our story about it, click here.

Deadline to apply is August 3.

Here’s the link: https://sites.google.com/lpssonline.com/online-academy-k-12/apply-now

Here’s the link to the district's back-to school plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1prB7FuIA0s3IaL2pdXmHopZLtOIzoNlU/view

St. Landry

The school board voted recently to have class 100 percent virtually this fall. To read about that, click here.

Here’s the link to the app, which is now closed: https://www.slpsb.org/apps/form/virtual_application_2020_2021

We've reached out to the district to find out how parents can apply, and we'll update this story when we have more information.

St. Martin

Virtual is an option for all students.

Here’s the link: https://www.saintmartinschools.org/departments/virtual-learning-program

Here’s the link to the full plan:

https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1594848788/saintmartinschoolsorg/bosouv1rjqgy0gmcpe9z/GuidelinesforSchoolRe-entry2020-2021.pdf

St. Mary

Here's the page about the district's virtual school: https://www.stmaryk12.net/Page/1271

Here’s the full plan:

https://www.stmaryk12.net/learnathome

Vermilion

The school board is still discussing the back-to-school plan, but here's what staff have proposed:

https://www.katc.com/news/vermilion-parish/vermilion-parish-back-to-school-plan

Under that plan, students can register in the virtual program. Registration would last until July 31.

Here's the link to the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfp8bBRYD3YU6phIotmh4sl1MCTlDJZR6YqwqnfQvqNjSbmlA/viewform