Back to School: Virtual Style

Heading Back to School Virtual StyleIt’s August and that means it is back to school!

For much of Florida Virtual School, our teachers and students have been hard at work – even through the summer months.

Of course, the new school year always brings with it anticipation and excitement for the year to come. In traditional schools, there are some eagerly anticipated back-to-school traditions.

So how do we do these in our virtual world?

Let’s walk through a few back-to-school basics!

Meet Your New Teacher

At FLVS Flex students have the opportunity to enroll in courses all year long. This means we have a meet-the-teacher system down to a science. Our meet-the-teacher process is a welcome call! Our teachers reach out to their students and welcome them to their course. In this first interaction teachers establish a strong foundation for the course, they focus on getting to know their students and their families. The welcome call is such an important piece to success in our virtual classrooms!

Touring Your School

One amazing aspect of attending school online is the ability to tour your classroom right from your very own home! Our courses are designed specifically with students in mind and we use highly innovative strategies to engage students in learning. This all starts in your virtual classroom! You will have access to your course, curriculum, and all the support you need to be successful in the course.

Connecting With Friends

There is a huge misconception about virtual school. That somehow, having the flexibility to complete your course work at any time, any path, any place disconnects students from interactions with their peers. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Our students regularly interact in their courses via collaboration assignments. They also have access to more than 25 clubs! Check out this list of all the amazing clubs offered for students.

Whether you are taking just virtual classes or a combination of brick-and-mortar and virtual, the start of the school year is truly an exciting time. We hope you have a wonderful school year and that you get the most out of your experience. We will be here every step of the way to make sure you accomplish everything you want!


Amanda SchafferAmanda Schaffer, FLVS Professional Learning Specialist, came to Florida Virtual School in 2013. As an educator, she has worked as a teacher, cheerleading coach, and district resource coach. She came to FLVS from Orange County Public Schools where she earned her school's title of Teacher of the Year in 2010. Currently she leads training for teachers and new hires at FLVS. Mrs. Schaffer is passionate about the research of Carol Dweck and helping students and teachers develop a Growth Mindset!



4 comments on “Back to School: Virtual Style

  1. Erin Yokley

    We are new to the SCVS flex and half the time, it says can’t connect, or something with the server. Very frustrating when she is doing the work, and TRYING to stay on track. Sent the instructor an email, but have yet to get a response.

    Concerned parent

    Reply
    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Erin. FLVS did have a few hiccups with our applications on Wednesday and Thursday last week, but everything should be up and running now. Thanks for your patience! We hope your daughter has a great year with Seminole Virtual.

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