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eScholars Online Learning Program

The La Crosse School District offers students the opportunity to participate in online learning courses to better serve individual needs and to create an avenue for equipping students with the 21st Century Skills they will need throughout their lives. 

The district partners with Wisconsin eSchool Network to offer a wide selection of viable, quality course options that satisfy the Wisconsin academic standards. Students enrolled full-time in the school district through traditional and/or online courses are eligible to participate in all co-curricular and extra curricular activities. These online learning options will provide the following features: 

• Relevant, rigorous coursework completed in flexible locations (home, school, library, etc.)

• Satisfaction of district graduation requirements

• High quality, interactive courses aligned to state and national standards (grades 6-12)

• Specific online courses selected as possibilities to resolve scheduling conflicts, to serve home-based & homebound learners, and to provide potential options for expelled students

• Online course registration offered during each school’s regular course registration process

• Student participation in semester courses to address credit-deficiency

• Opportunities for students who may be unable to participate in a traditional educational setting

• Modified rates of learning to accommodate students in traditional, accelerated, or extended environments

• Preparation for a future in post-secondary educational and work environments

Online courses offered through the La Crosse eScholars program are taught by certified instructors. Students currently enrolled full-time in one of the school district’s high schools can enrich their course selection with online courses at out schools through approval of the school counselors and principals. Online courses are not intended to replace traditional courses offered on-site unless special circumstances are identified and approved by building principals. Students in a full-time, home-based learning environment have access to all available online coursework. Students residing within district boundaries who are currently open enrolled in a full-time virtual school may participate in the district’s full-time online program.

Students will have 16 weeks from the date of enrollment to complete each course for the fall and spring terms. Course goals and objectives are available upon request. The number of concurrent courses a student may be enrolled in will be determined by the district. Each student participating in an online course will have a learning education plan on file with their counselor that outlines his/her traditional and online course plan. Students should contact their high school counselor or principal for more information regarding the learning education plan.

Dr. Michael Lichucki
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
mlichuck@lacrossesd.org or 608-789-7664

Rachel Moore
Administrative Assistant
rmoore@lacrossesd.org or 608-789-7682

August 14, 2020 secondary communication

Central and Logan High School students and families,

First of all, we are hoping for health and safety for you and your family. Whenever we discuss options, possibilities and decisions that need to be made, we are thinking about what is best for students.

We have been thrown a few curveballs within the last couple weeks, but know that the 2020-21 school year start is fast approaching and some final decisions have to be made in regard to the schedule and staffing of CRVA and the master schedule and staffing of Central and Logan High Schools.

We wanted to give you more information regarding what Central and Logan classes will look like in the all virtual world and what CRVA will look like for the first semester.

Central and Logan High Schools Schedule

Please see attached what the synchronous schedule will look like for Logan HS and Central HS students in the all virtual world. Students will be asked to check-in at the beginning of class with their teacher and the teacher will have that period to work with the students in-person. We have carved out longer breaks, a longer lunch, and time at the end of each school day so that students can balance their screen synchronous time with their work outside of class. We are also setting up office hours for teachers to work with students on their needs.

2020-21 Virtual Schedule

CRVA Schedule

This schedule will be asynchronous for the first semester.  See below for the anticipated classes that we will be offering in CRVA. Any course requests that were made for classes not on this list will have to be postponed to later in a student’s academic career. Counselors can also see if there is any availability within escholars, but no other classes are guaranteed.

Anticipated CRVA Course Offerings

English 9, English 10, Pre-AP English, English 11, Sr English, College-Prep English

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus

World History, US History, US Government, Economics, AP US History

Biology, Science Matters, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Astronomy

Fitness and Wellness, Select PE, Adventure Education, Weight Training, Sr Competitive Activities, Health

Spanish II, Spanish III, Art 1, Foods for Life, Creative Foods, Woods 1, Personal Finance

Final Window for Decision on Schedule

The number of students enrolled in CRVA and those courses has a large impact on staffing and the master schedules of both Central and Logan.

Urgent

We are opening up one final window that closes at Noon on Thursday, August 13th. Please email Dr. Lichucki and Principals McDonald/Gnewikow if you are changing your decision on enrolling your student in CRVA or Central/Logan. We will take these final numbers and classes and re-work our staffing and master schedules. We will then get schedules for 1st semester to students as soon as that process is completed.

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. We are working as hard as we can to give options to our families and provide the best educational experience possible given the conditions and circumstances.

Principal McDonald and Principal Gnewikow

 

Reopening Schools

July 28, 2020 secondary communication

LA CROSSE, Wis., (July 28, 2020) – Planning for the 2020-21 school year is a unique challenge for families and educators this year.  At (Insert Name)_Middle School / High School, we recognize this challenge and aim to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions for your family and/or student(s).

The La Crosse School District is busy developing an array of educational options for students.  All of our options will align with the health and safety guidelines required and/or recommended by our County Health Department.  The Coulee COVID-19 Compass is one source of information for our schools and families as we plan for the 2020-21 school year.

 
Middle School / High School Question / Answer 
 
What educational options are available to me?
While new ideas and options continue to emerge and evolve, the following options exist for students in Grades 6 through 12:
  • Face to Face Teaching Learning 
    • Students report to school according to schedule assigned
  • Coulee Region Virtual School (CRVA)
    • Students apply for a minimum of one semester at a time
  • eScholar – 
    • Students enroll by course according to eScholar timelines
*Detailed descriptions for each option will be available on our district website.
Will Schools Reopen for Face to Face Instruction this Fall?
We cannot be certain. This decision continues to be discussed by school districts and communities all over the United States.  As we all wait for the final decisions to be made, we continue to plan for the possibilities.
Assuming that face to face instruction inside of our school buildings will be considered safe by the County Health Department and reasonably possible according to the guidelines to be followed, our middle schools and high schools are developing what is frequently described to be a “blended model” for teaching and learning.
The term blended means that students will attend school in two ways: 
1. Face to Face
2. Remote Learning at home or alternative location using a school-issued device
The term “blended” means that teachers will provide instruction in two ways:
1. Face to Face
2. Remote Learning – School Issued Device
Why is “blended” necessary if schools reopen? 
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and our County Health Department recommend specific guidelines to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for our students and staff members. These guidelines necessitate that we consider how to reduce the quantity of students attending school at one time per day.  By reducing the number of students on the bus, in the hall, and in our classrooms, we reduce the spread of COVID 19.
Blended is necessary because it allows some students to attend school face to face while some students attend school remotely – from home or alternative location. In other words, the total number of students attending school inside a school building at one time is approximately reduced by 50 percent.
How will I know which days I attend school if this blended model happens?
Our current plan is to develop two groups of students.  You may hear these groups referred to as: Cohort A and Cohort B. Each group/cohort will be assigned a schedule that resembles the following:
Cohort A
  • Mondays          Attends School Face to Face
  • Tuesdays         Attends School Face to Face
  • Wednesdays    Independent Study at home
  • Thursdays       Attends School Remotely using school issued device
  • Fridays            Attends School Remotely using school issued device
Cohort B
  • Mondays          Attends School Remotely using school issued device
  • Tuesdays         Attends School Remotely using school issued device
  • Wednesdays    Independent Study at home
  • Thursdays        Attends School Face to Face
  • Fridays             Attends School Face to Face
 
Will students attending school on face to face days be in school for a full day?
At this point in time, we believe students attending school face to face will be in school for a full day of instruction and learning. Bus route information is pending.  
Our plans are not final. Our plans may continue to change as we align our decisions with information and recommendations provided to us by the County Health Department.
The purpose of this message to you today is to keep you as informed as possible as you make decisions for your students, your family, and yourselves. 

Career and Choice Education

Career and Choice Education empowers students to be self-sufficient, healthy, and contributing members of a diverse society. Through Career & Choice Education students develop critical thinking, leadership, communication, technological understanding, career development and other life-long learning skills to become productive citizens and family members. Career and Choice Education provides linkages to business and industry partners that help students attain and demonstrate technical awareness and enhance academic achievement.

For additional information or questions, contact:

 

 

 

Stacey Everson
Director of Secondary Education
severson@lacrossesd.org or 608-789-7185

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Moore
Administrative Assistant
rmoore@lacrossesd.org or 608-789-7682