CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District are preparing to offer two options for students during the fall 2020-2021 semester.
Parents and guardians can choose to have their students attend in-building classes or they can enroll their students in the Natrona County Virtual Learning Program (NCVP).
Parents and guardians only need to complete the district’s enrollment form for the virtual program if they are changing their child’s enrollment status from in-person to virtual, according to NCSD.
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The enrollment form is available online:
NCSD says that core course offerings are available through K-12 students under the virtual program along with a limited selection of electives. Students enrolling in the program must commit for at least one semester.
“If a family chooses to move to the NCVP, the student(s) will lose their spot at their in-person school,” NCSD says. If the family chooses to return to traditional, in-person school – the enrollment process must be completed again. There is no guarantee your student will be able to return to the same in-person school/teacher.”
The district says that the virtual program offers coursework necessary to keep students on track for graduation. More information about the virtual program is available online.
NCSD also explained their intentions for in-school instructions should a classroom or school experience cases of COVID-19.
“In the case of COVID-19 within a classroom or school, NCSD will ensure we are prepared to effectively and efficiently transfer instruction, as applicable, for identified settings based on the guidance of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department,” the district says. “Every effort will be made to keep schools open while ensuring the safety of all students, staff, and school families.”
“If an outbreak occurs, schools could be closed by state or local public health officers’ directive or order for a 2-5 day period (or longer if conditions warrant) to conduct contact tracing and allow NCSD to disinfect the facility.”