Important RPA Learning Model Survey for the 2021-2022 School Year


Middle School Learning Model Survey

Dear RPA Staff, Students, and Families,

Today, we are seeking your input so we can best prepare class schedules, transportation, and other essential details for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We would appreciate it if you would fill out this survey, as your input is critical. This important survey provides you with the opportunity to identify your choice of RPA learning models for your student.

The RPA learning model options are described below so that you can make an informed decision about your preferred RPA learning model. Please note that your survey information is for RPA planning purposes only and is not an official commitment to a learning model for the 2021-2022 school year. We will ask all families to confirm their preferred learning model during our fall registration process.

In order to accurately analyze the data received from this survey, please submit one survey per RPA student. We would appreciate primarily receiving survey data from parents and guardians, though we encourage students and families to discuss these options. We will close this survey for responses on Friday, June 4 at 4 p.m.

RPA Learning Model Descriptions:

RPA Anywhere: RPA Anywhere will offer a variety of learning opportunities that allow students to learn from home – or anywhere. Both synchronous and asynchronous classes will be offered, and students can build a schedule that fits their unique situation and unique learning needs. Asynchronous learning opportunities will include online courses offered through Edgenuity and teacher-created online courses in which students will engage in self directed learning with the robust support of RPA teachers. Online courses offered through Edgenuity’s award-winning platform combine rigorous content with direct-instruction videos from expert, on-screen teachers with interactive learning tools and resources to engage and motivate students.

Synchronous learning opportunities will include the option for students to participate in live remote classes where students attend virtually with RPA students and teachers. In these synchronous classes, students will interact with classmates and their teachers through the use of Owl video conferencing devices. The combined camera, mic and speaker devices provide a 360-degree view of the room, automatically panning around to focus on whoever is talking.  This will allow all students to participate in real-time discussions during class time.

Since our focus at RPA is always personalization, students will have the option within RPA Anywhere to pick all synchronous classes or asynchronous classes, or even choose from a mixture of both. RPA Anywhere students are also always welcome to attend any in-person classes that RPA offers.

RPA On Campus:  While dependent upon guidance from ODE and OHA, we are planning to operate RPA on a regular onsite schedule next year. This means that we are anticipating that middle and high school students will attend school five days a week. At the Middle School campus, students will attend their course and elective classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and engage in exciting Enrichment classes on Wednesdays.

Our commitment remains to regularly communicate with our students, families, and staff about any updates we receive regarding COVID-19 procedures and protocols for the upcoming school year. We do know that ODE is currently working with OHA on guidance for next school year. RPA will share updated Ready School Safe Learners (RSSL) guidance once it becomes available.

During these unique times, we greatly appreciate your support of our efforts to create a safe environment for our students to learn. We look forward to continuing to provide a proficiency based education in a personalized learning environment that is safe, positive, and enriching for all of our students in the 2021-2022 school year.

Sincerely,
Jon Bullock

Executive Director

High School Learning Model Survey

Dear RPA Staff, Students, and Families,

Today, we are seeking your input so we can best prepare class schedules, transportation, and other essential details for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We would appreciate it if you would fill out this survey, as your input is critical. This important survey provides you with the opportunity to identify your choice of RPA learning models for your student.

The RPA learning model options are described below so that you can make an informed decision about your preferred RPA learning model. Please note that your survey information is for RPA planning purposes only and is not an official commitment to a learning model for the 2021-2022 school year. We will ask all families to confirm their preferred learning model during our fall registration process.

In order to accurately analyze the data received from this survey, please submit one survey per RPA student. We would appreciate primarily receiving survey data from parents and guardians, though we encourage students and families to discuss these options. We will close this survey for responses on Friday, June 4 at 4 p.m.

RPA Learning Model Descriptions:

RPA Anywhere: RPA Anywhere will offer a variety of learning opportunities that allow students to learn from home – or anywhere. Both synchronous and asynchronous classes will be offered, and students can build a schedule that fits their unique situation and unique learning needs. Asynchronous learning opportunities will include online courses offered through Edgenuity and teacher-created online courses in which students will engage in self directed learning with the robust support of RPA teachers. Online courses offered through Edgenuity’s award-winning platform combine rigorous content with direct-instruction videos from expert, on-screen teachers with interactive learning tools and resources to engage and motivate students.

Synchronous learning opportunities will include the option for students to participate in live remote classes where students attend virtually with RPA students and teachers. In these synchronous classes, students will interact with classmates and their teachers through the use of Owl video conferencing devices. The combined camera, mic and speaker devices provide a 360-degree view of the room, automatically panning around to focus on whoever is talking.  This will allow all students to participate in real-time discussions during class time.

Since our focus at RPA is always personalization, students will have the option within RPA Anywhere to pick all synchronous classes or asynchronous classes, or even choose from a mixture of both. RPA Anywhere students are also always welcome to attend any in-person classes that RPA offers.

RPA On Campus:  While dependent upon guidance from ODE and OHA, we are planning to operate RPA on a regular onsite schedule next year. This means that we are anticipating that middle and high school students will attend school five days a week. At the High School campus, students will attend classes on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Tuesday/Thursday class schedule. We will also be offering some five day a week classes for high school students.

Our commitment remains to regularly communicate with our students, families, and staff about any updates we receive regarding COVID-19 procedures and protocols for the upcoming school year. We do know that ODE is currently working with OHA on guidance for next school year. RPA will share updated Ready School Safe Learners (RSSL) guidance once it becomes available.

During these unique times, we greatly appreciate your support of our efforts to create a safe environment for our students to learn. We look forward to continuing to provide a proficiency based education in a personalized learning environment that is safe, positive, and enriching for all of our students in the 2021-2022 school year.

Sincerely,
Jon Bullock
Executive Director

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