When are we starting school for the 2020 – 2021 school year?
Skyline Education and its schools have decided it’s in the best interest of our students and families to begin instruction online at our regularly scheduled date of August 3, 2020.
When are we starting in person and what are the guidelines?
On August 7, 2020, from the direction of Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Department of Health Services issued recommended benchmarks for opening schools. Based on these recommendations, our schools have decided to open in-person instruction beginning October 12, 2020.
If we are starting online, does it really count?
Yes, you are required to complete your coursework to earn a grade.
Does the school take attendance?
Starting the school year in a virtual instructional model will require students to be academically engaged daily. We encourage students to participate in virtual learning during normally scheduled class time. Regular class attendance is essential for success in school. As required by state law, student attendance must be taken every day. Students will be marked present if they have been academically engaged in class that day. Academic engagement is achieved by logging in and completed work through the CLEVER portal. Access your CLEVER portal by clicking on “Student Login for Online Learning” at https://www.skylineschools.com/digital-learning/. The CLEVER portal provides access for students to Google classroom, Google Email, Edgenuity, Odysseware, Pathblazer and other online applications.
Can students continue the online education option when in-person school resumes?
Yes, students may continue to receive their education remotely and online through our schools for the remainder of the year if they choose.
What type of online education is Skyline Education providing?
Skyline offers a robust curriculum that will allow you (or your child) to continue education online. Our online curriculum is fully integrated in which students can access their individual subject courses and progress through those courses covering all necessary content. Online instruction includes video instruction, formative assessments, summative assessments and remediation if needed. Students are assigned a teacher just as if they were in school to provide instruction and progress monitoring via live group webinars, one-on-one video chats, phone calls, and emails. Teachers manage their classrooms through Google Classroom as Skyline operates on the Google Educations Suite. High school students even can take concurrent courses earning both high school and university credit toward a major.
Digital Learning Platforms:
Odysseyware is our core curriculum for Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
Pathblazer Intervention is our K-6 curriculum that supplements core curriculum and allows student to go above or below grade level to improve their understanding of core content.
Edgenuity is our core course level curriculum for grades 6-12. You will also find intervention courses within Edgenuity that allow students to go above or below grade level to improve their understanding of core content.
College Course Dual Enrollment is completed through a partnership with Grand Canyon University.
Please go to https://www.skylineschools.com/digital-learning/ to access curriculum.
Will my teacher be contacting me or an I just supposed to work with no teacher contact?
Your teacher should absolutely be reaching out to provide support to you. Your teachers are required to use two-way communication via your online system, Google classroom, emails, videoconferencing, or online chats and discussion boards, etc.
Do I have a school email?
Yes, contact your teacher or the school registrar, they will be able to assist you in locating your school email and password. It will read email@example.com. Our email system is managed by google.
Can I access my online work from any device?
Most devices with browsers work to access curriculum including Chromebooks, Laptops, Desktops, iPads, iPhones, Gaming Consoles (X-Box One, PlayStation 3 & 4).
What if I do not have a device?
Please contact your Teacher, Vice Principal and Principal to help you obtain a loaner Chromebook.
What if I don’t have internet?
You may use a cell phone as a hot spot, purchase hot spots from carriers, get a low-cost option from Cox or Century Link. Please notify your Teacher, Vice Principal and Principal if you do not have internet capability.
What if I am having technical issues with my school provided Chromebook?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, the school you attend and your grade.