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Parents/Guardians interested in transferring students from in-person learning to the DCPS Virtual Academy may send an email to dcpsVArequest@dcps.org Include the student's name, grade and school, and contact information for the parent/guardian.
A Message from Virtual Academy director Chad Alward:
I would like to welcome you to the Daviess County Public Schools K-8 Virtual Academy. I know many of our students, parents, staff, and community members are feeling apprehensive about the school year. I have some of the same feelings, but those feelings are outweighed by the excitement I feel about this unique opportunity.
We have an uncharted path before us this school year in the virtual world. This is not NTI 2.0; rather, we are setting the path for what online school will look like. We have developed a structure that will give students, parents, and staff a predictable schedule while allowing for quality interactive classes. We will be using a combination of traditional Reading and Math curriculum while using several project-based lessons in Science and Social Studies. Even though we will not have music, PE, and art in the Virtual Academy, we will promote local, regional, and online opportunities for you to experience the joy many of you gain from your elective subjects outside the school day.
As part of this unique and exciting adventure, we need to ensure that your child has reliable internet at home as well as a computer that they may use during the school day. Our school district has been able to provide computers for students in grades 3-8 of the DCPS Virtual Academy who requested a device when they originally enrolled in the Virtual Academy. The computers we have available at each school are only for those who requested a device be provided. Please remember that we are not providing computers for students in kindergarten through second grade. All students will be online from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day with built-in breaks throughout the day. Because of this schedule, we will not be able to share computers between multiple students. Please contact me if you do not have internet access at home or are not able to provide a computer for your Virtual Academy student in grades K-2.
Please visit our school website at http://dcps.org/va/ to find out information about your child’s daily schedule. This website is updated as our program evolves. Students/families should monitor their email accounts to stay informed with announcements and other communications.
The success of the DCPS Virtual Academy depends on communication and participation in every one of our classes. As Colin Powell once said, “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.” Our habits begin with being on line and having a positive attitude. I can’t wait to see the “big things” each and every one of you will achieve this year!
Director, DCPS Virtual Academy