Beaverton schools extend online learning through February

The Beaverton School District is the first of the larger districts in Oregon to make the call to extend its online learning timeline.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — State and local leaders are keeping a close watch on the COVID-19 numbers. Right now, Oregon’s larger school districts are still in full online learning.

But in the last week, one of the state’s larger districts made the decision to extend distance learning another three months. Now, fourth through 12th grade students in the Beaverton School District will be learning online through Feb. 8. Previously, the plan was to do comprehensive distance learning until Nov. 16.

But district officials said they felt they needed to make a decision now.

“The reason we’ve done it so early is number one, the metrics seem to be pretty clear. But secondly, our community has been clear with us that they want information when we know it so

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Shaker Schools Extend High School Online Education Enrollment



an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Shaker Heights Schools have extended online education model enrollment for high school students.


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Shaker Heights Schools have extended online education model enrollment for high school students.

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH — The Shaker Heights Schools have extended the deadline for families to enroll in online learning models for high school education.

“We’ve received some feedback from High School families that they need additional information about the High School onsite plan in order to decide if the online option is best for their student/family,” the district said on social media.

Originally, families needed to enroll in an online-only education model by Sept. 29. That deadline has been extended.

“In the coming weeks, the district will provide High School families with details of the onsite learning plan for High School students during the 2020-2021 school year. An additional opportunity to opt into the online option will be provided to all High School families at that time,” the district said.

Enrollment plans that have already

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About That AISD Waiver: Following backlash, confusion, district will seek TEA waiver to extend virtual learning, phase in classroom instruction after Oct. 5 – News

AISD released an example video depicting what students can expect when campuses reopen for in-person learning. (Image via Austin ISD Facebook)

Last week, a certain four-week waiver – which seemed to have the potential to keep school entirely online until November – was the talk of the Austin Independent School District. The only problem? That waiver didn’t exist. At least not in the way some believed it to work.

The confusion can be traced to Sept. 14’s AISD Board of Trustees meeting, where District 4 Trustee Kristin Ashy, citing parents’ interest, asked Superintendent Steph­anie Elizalde for an update on whether she would apply for a Texas Education Agency waiver that, if granted, would extend virtual learning for four weeks after October 5.

“We would actually have to turn in a waiver, I think, this week” replied Elizalde, “and I have no intention of turning in that waiver right

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