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Elementary (K-5)

Students in grades K-5 enrolled in Mead Virtual Program (MVP) will have the opportunity to participate in both synchronous and asynchronous learning. This option is intended for students and families looking for flexibility and the opportunity to participate in at-home learning in which 70% of the school day will be synchronous, delivered by dedicated Mead School District teachers.
 
Students enrolled in MVP will be part of a multiage classroom in which students in grades K-2 and 3-5 partner with their teacher to meet the learning standards.
 
Students will have access to all content areas through Mead School District adopted materials and third-party curriculum. Synchronous and asynchronous teaching/learning will take place in ELA, math, science and social studies. Learning content will also include, but is not limited to, instruction for content areas such as social emotional learning, visual and performing arts, technology/digital citizenship and physical education/health.
 
Students will have an opportunity to engage in differentiated levels of support and instruction. This will include, but is not limited to, core instruction (asynchronous), targeted intervention (synchronous) and activities that promote depth, complexity and extension of learning (synchronous, asynchronous, project-based learning, etc).
 
Students will have the opportunity for in-person learning and support, while also being able to meet and collaborate with their peers at the Mead Virtual Program Hub located at 529 W. Hastings Rd.
 
For more information regarding the program eligibility, please contact Nick Edwards via email at nick.edwards@mead354.org
 
 
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
Any K-5 students who are enrolled in Mead Schools. Students may have extra health or safety needs and/or have experienced non-traditional education as a COVID response and found that it was a great fit for their students and family.
This is a virtual program where K-5 students will also have in-person opportunities at the Learning Hub. 70% of instruction will be in-person or live on Zoom with a certificated teacher, and 30% of instruction will be teacher-directed independent activities. See the sample "Day in the Life" link above for more details!
Students meet with their teachers and classmates in small groups to socialize, receive targeted instruction, and complete assessments. They will be able to check out materials and books. Students will also engage in science projects, social studies activities, art projects, and participate in special events.
Students can access the Learning Hub on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and as needed for intervention throughout the year.
At home, students learn synchronously and asynchronously, participate in small groups, and complete paper and pencil activities, fitness logs, and art projects. See the sample daily schedule for more details.
Students receive instruction around priority standards, just like their in-building peers. Math, reading, and writing lessons will be tailored to meet students’ individual needs. Social studies and science lessons will be standards-based.
Students can work in small groups or one-on-one with a teacher or para-educator. They can meet in person or via Zoom. Hands-on materials and resources will be available for check out to use at home.
Student IEP and 504 plans will be followed. Teachers will support students in the classroom and a special education teacher will work directly with students with IEPs. For 504 Plans, classroom teachers will collaborate with school counselors to manage each student's plan.
The Mead Virtual Program is staffed with certificated teachers from the Mead School District.
Multi-age classes are composed of students with an age span of three years. Students will work both collaboratively and independently, and teacher instruction will be standards-based and focused on the individual needs of each child. A combination class is two grades that are commonly taught as separate grades in the same classroom. Multi-age classrooms are composed of students that are more than one year apart and remain with the same teachers for multiple years. Students are not grouped for instruction based solely on their assigned grade level. Multi-age classrooms reflect the natural groupings found in our neighborhoods, communities, and in the world. This provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, modeling of expected behaviors, practice of responsibility and nurturance while developing leadership and social skills.

Students will have access to the same materials that students have access to in a neighborhood school.
We have a parent support document on the website already! Click here
Each morning is scheduled for community building and social-emotional learning. The Learning Hub will be a community center where students can play, learn, and socialize.
The goal of a new program is to meet the needs of each individual student. Parents can contribute to decision-making by completing surveys. The learning community will work to be flexible with changes made by the Virtual Advisory Board.