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Virtual Pathways: A Partnership Between Parents & Evergreen School District

Virtual Pathways, Evergreen School District’s new homeschool program, is intended for transitional kindergarten (TK) -8th grade families who are interested in the homeschooling program, where the parents are involved in most aspects of the student’s learning and schooling process, and who also want the support of a credentialed teacher for goal-setting, one on one meeting and guidance. Currently, we offer two pathways in this program: Pods4Learning, a transitional kindergarten and kindergarten virtual homeschooling program, and Virtual Pathways a virtual homeschooling for grades 1-8.

This program has a tentative start date of September 14, 2020. Please complete this Intent to Enroll to begin the enrollment process. Learn more about our homeschooling program in this audio recording of our August 31, 2020 Parent Information meeting.

Highlights of the Evergreen Virtual Pathways Program
Is an online program that is rigorous, relevant and focused on high expectations for all students.
Provides district approved curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Is an alternative instructional program through which all enrolled students in grades TK-8 may achieve curriculum objectives in a setting other than the regular classroom.
Is FREE and open to all students in Evergreen School District, Santa Clara County, and adjoining counties: Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Alameda, Stanislaus, Merced and San Benito with inter-district transfer.
Is a stand-alone district program.
Gives parents the opportunity to teach their children at home with support from a supervising, credentialed teacher/learning coach.
Includes monthly enrichment activities to build a vibrant community of learners of all age groups. These are standards based and designed to enrich the curriculum for all students.
Provides a Chromebook or iPad, depending on the program and grade you are enrolled in, from the district to use at no cost.


Pods4Learning (TK and Kindergarten)

As part of Virtual Pathways, we are offering Pods4Learning, a new parent-led and district-supported homeschooling experience for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students. Students learn standards-based curriculum with a group of up to five students in a virtual environment—ensuring social and emotional engagement with their peers. Two hours each week, parents and students receive personalized coaching from a learning coach (credentialed teacher). Weekly learning success packets, supporting materials, along with an iPad, are also included in this program. This program is limited to 25 transitional kindergarten students and 25 kindergarten students. More information can be found on our Pods4Learning program webpage.


Virtual Pathways (Grades 1-8)

Virtual Pathways, for grades one through eight, is a flexible alternative education program through which students learn standards-based curriculum in a virtual setting. This program provides parents the opportunity to teach their child at home under the guidance of a credentialed teacher/learning coach. Parents have the flexibility to teach and students have the flexibility to learn at their own pace. Parents and students will meet with their learning coach biweekly to discuss instructional strategies and progress towards or exceeding grade level expectations, as well as develop a learning plan and provide guidance. First and second grade students in the program will receive an iPad and third through eighth grade students will be issued a Chromebook. Students in grades 1-8 log into the program five times a week learning Language Arts (reading and writing), math, science, and social studies daily. More information can be found on our Virtual Pathways grades 1-8 program page.

Enrollment

Steps for enrolling in Virtual Pathways or Pods4Learning:

  1. Review the information on this page to understand if the program is for your family.
  2. Request enrollment by completing this Intent to Enroll. Print and email this completed form to the program you are interested in Pods4Learning@eesd.org OR VirtualPathways@eesd.org.
  3. If new to Evergreen School District, complete full registration.
  4. Families confirmed in the program and will sign an agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do we meet with our learning coach and what do we need to bring to that meeting?
In Virtual Pathways parent and child will meet on a biweekly basis. They need to bring their device and work samples.

What makes up the work samples that you collect? Bring two work samples per subject area, per month.

How many hours of school does my student need to do?

  • TK-Kindergraten = 180 minutes per day ( 15 hours per week)
  • Grades 1-3 = 230 minutes per day (19 hours per week)
  • Grades 4-8 = 240 minutes per day (20 hours per week)
What happens if my child is ill?
The parent notifies the supervising teacher when the child is ill.


How is my student’s work evaluated?
Students will be evaluated based on their progress, pace of completion of work, as well as the quality of the work, based on grade level expectations and rubrics.

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