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Continuous Distance Learning for Fall 2021
Continuous Distance Learning for Fall 2021
Posted on 04/29/2021
Families with students currently enrolled in Continuous Distance Learning (CDL) who seek a distance learning option for fall will be offered an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) through Puyallup Digital Learning (PDL). This accredited online program will offer four alternative learning options for grades K-5 and five alternative learning options for grades 6-12. Families can choose which option best suits their child’s needs, based on learning requirements and parent involvement.

Fall enrollment for remote learning under Puyallup Digital Learning opens May 12.  Although students can enroll in Puyallup Digital Learning all year long, early enrollment for fall is encouraged so we can appropriately plan for staff.   

Alternative Learning Options for Fall 2021

TRACK OVERVIEW

Grades K-5
Track 1: Live Teams Synchronous Learning (most closely aligns with current CL2.0)
Track 2: Independent Video-Based Learning (Asynchronous Edgenuity)
Track 3: Home Learning (P4, Family-led, Textbook based)
Track 4: Custom Learning (A combination of tracks customized to learner)

Grades 6-8
Track 1: Live Teams Synchronous Learning (most closely aligns with current CL2.0)
Track 2: Independent Video-Based Learning (Asynchronous Edgenuity)
Track 3: Home Learning (P4, Family-led, Textbook based)
Track 4: Hybrid Learning (In-person and asynchronous learning)
Track 5: Custom Learning (A combination of tracks customized to learner)

Grades 9-12
Track 1: Live Teams Synchronous Learning (most closely aligns with current CL2.0)
Track 2: Independent Video-Based Learning (Asynchronous Edgenuity)
Track 3: Open-Door Program (learners must qualify for program entry, GED option)
Track 4: Hybrid Learning (In-person and asynchronous learning)
Track 5: Custom Learning (A combination of tracks customized to learner)


TRACK DESCRIPTIONS

GRADES K – 5

Track 1: Team Live Synchronous Learning (most closely aligns with current CL2.0):
Students on this track will have assigned days and times online via teams for live class sessions. Families choosing this track will be expected to assist and monitor their child. Cameras should be on and active participation is expected.    

Track 2: Independent Asynchronous Learning (Video Based Learning)
This track supports students who are independent, self-motivated, and learn best through video-based learning. The typical school walls and schedules do not bind students with this learning track. Families decide what time of day their children will engage with their learning. Activities are graded by a teacher who monitors assignments that are submitted. The guardian, or what we call Learning Coach, is the primary teacher ensuring student participation in each learning module. Learning Coach guidelines can be found on our program website.  

Track 3: Home Learning (P4, Family-led, Textbook based)
Parents/Guardians are the primary teacher, deciding when and how their child will be educated. Most similar to the current CDL 2.0 model, this track allows for flexibility while still having district oversite and accountability. This track is recommended for families who have the time and dedication to educate their children at home. Many families choosing this track will use district-adopted curriculum and supplemental curriculum. Families can choose to combine the learning tracks below to create a personalized learning plan for their children.  

Track 4: Custom Learning (A combination of tracks customized to learner)
Most families find value in more than one of these learning tracks for their children, including taking an elective course at their child's homeschools such as PE or Music. If you are interested in some of the other possibilities, please connect with our intake specialist at Puyallup Digital Learning.  


GRADES 6 - 8

Track 1: Live Teams Synchronous Learning (most closely aligns with current CL2.0)
Students on this track will have assigned days and times online via teams for live class sessions. Classes can be accessed where the internet and a one-to-one device can be available for the student. Families choosing this track will assist and monitor their child, ensuring they have cameras on and participating in the online course. Classes are five days a week, 90 minutes long with plenty of breaks and activities. Core subject areas are taught two days a week. This track requires a Jumpstart course each semester. Students who qualify may opt to do a multi-track or building option with this learning track.   

Track 2: Independent Video-Based Learning (Asynchronous Edgenuity)
Students who are independent, self-motivated, and learn best through video-based learning have the option to participate in this learning track. The typical school walls and schedules do not bind students with this learning track. Families decide what time of day their children will engage with their learning. Activities are graded by a teacher who monitors assignments that are submitted. More information about the Edgenuity program can be found on our POA website.  

Track 3: Home Learning (P4, Family-led, Textbook based):
The guardian is the primary teacher at home, deciding when and how their child will be educated. This track allows for the most flexibility while still having the Puyallup School District oversite and accountability. This track is recommended for families who have the time and dedication to educate their children at home. Many families choosing this track will use our district-adopted curriculum or supplemental curriculum. Families can choose to combine the learning tracks below to create a personalized learning plan for their children.  

Track 4: Hybrid Learning (In-person and asynchronous learning):
Students who need that in-person attention from a classroom teacher for a core subject or elective course are encouraged to choose this track. Students take classes one to a few days a week for 60-90 minutes at the Kessler center. Students on this track are required to take a Jumpstart course each semester. Students who qualify may opt to do a multi-track or building option with this learning track.  

Track 5: Custom Learning (A combination of tracks customized to learner):
Most families find value in more than one of these learning tracks for their children, including taking core or elective courses at their homeschool. If you are interested, please make sure to note this on your registration form.


GRADES 9-12

Track 1: Live Teams Synchronous Learning (most closely aligns with current CL2.0)
Students on this track will have assigned days and times online via teams for live class sessions. Classes can be accessed where the internet and a one-to-one device can be available for the student. Families choosing this track will assist and monitor their child, ensuring they have cameras on and participating in the online course. Classes are five days a week, 90 minutes long with plenty of breaks and activities. Core subject areas are taught two days a week. This track requires a Jumpstart course each semester. Students who qualify may opt to do a multi-track or building option with this learning track.  

Track 2: Independent Video-Based Learning (Asynchronous Edgenuity)
Students who are independent, self-motivated, and learn best through video-based learning have the option to participate in this learning track. The typical school walls and schedules do not bind students with this learning track. Families decide what time of day their children will engage with their learning. Activities are graded by a teacher who monitors assignments that are submitted. More information about the Edgenuity program can be found on our POA website.   

Track 3: Open-Door Program (learners must qualify for program entry, GED option)
Students who are severely credited deficient or seeking their GED may qualify for this track. Classes are primarily hybrid with some online options. Please contact our Intake Specialist if you are interested in learning more about this option.   

Track 4: Hybrid Learning (In-person and asynchronous learning)
Students who need that in-person attention from a classroom teacher for a core subject or elective course are encouraged to choose this track. Students take classes one to a few days a week for 60-90 minutes at the Kessler center. Students on this track are required to take a Jumpstart course each semester. Students who qualify may opt to do a multi-track or building option with this learning track.  

Track 5: Custom Learning (A combination of tracks customized to learner)
Most families find value in more than one of these learning tracks for their children, including taking core or elective courses at their homeschool. If you are interested, please make sure to note this on your registration form.    


Link here for registration information.