The Kettle Moraine School Districtwill offer a distance-learning option for students in 6th through 12th grade. The following details explain some of the changes to our distance-learning program that may assist you in making the learning-environment decision for 2021-2022.
Distance-learning registration will be offered only at the beginning of each semester. By electing distance-learning, your child will remain a distance-learner for a full semester.
Students may receive a modified schedule for synchronous learning. This may mean students will not be on Google Meet for entire class periods and will have an increase in asynchronous expectations. Each teacher will design and communicate a plan prior to the start of the semester. These plans will account for differences between courses, learning expectations and schedules.
Attendance definitions and expectations will be communicated in the fall.
Distance-learning is not designed for short-term absences.
The Kettle Moraine School District will not be continuing a distance learning option for students in 4K through 5th grade. The following data points were considered while coming to this decision.
The rate of interest in distance learning for elementary students as reported in the spring parent survey: Fall 2020 = 16.4% → Spring 2021 = 8% → Fall 2021 = 1% (4 students)
With interest in distance learning at 1%, our schools do not have the financial nor the staffing resources to serve distance students in the manner we did during the 20/21 school year.
KMSD worked collaboratively with 5 other Waukesha County school districts to create a distance learning environment where each district would supply a teacher to serve all 6 districts at each grade level. All 6 districts report similarly low levels of interest, which prohibits this option as well.
During the 20/21 school year we had the opportunity to learn if a synchronous Google Meet for distance learners to join their in-person peers in the classroom was a viable option. It was clear that to meet students’ learning needs, this method is not a long-term viable option.
Our schools are looking forward to welcoming students back to in-person learning. Please watch your email notifications for information about the beginning of next school year including a continuation of our Soft Start calendar dates on August 30, 31 and September 1 and registration in Infinite Campus.