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Legacy Schools begin classes two weeks early to help students prepare

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 15:22:23-04

To provide students with an opportunity to prepare for the 2020-21 school year, Legacy Traditional Schools, a public and tuition-free network of K-8 schools will begin virtual classes two weeks early on Aug. 12.

All students will be required to attend online school from Aug. 12 - 21. During this time, students will review academic materials that were taught during the initial school closure in March, including English language arts, social studies, science and math.

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Additionally, parents and students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Schoology, a new online learning platform that will enable them to interact with their new teachers, peers and complete lessons.

On Aug. 24, students will continue the first quarter with in-person or online learning, per state guidance. Students will use Schoology to receive online instruction and are required to log in daily, or they will be marked absent.

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Students will continue the first quarter with the blended or online learning option they have selected.

As COVID-19 news continues to evolve and school administrators assess its impact, Legacy Traditional Schools is actively listening to and implementing parent feedback to help ensure a positive, healthy and productive student learning experience.

Legacy has also strategically enhanced and adapted its existing support resources to accommodate families who may have increased needs due to the pandemic.

Some of these resources include:

- Laptop Loaner Program - Laptops will be loaned to families in accordance with need and availability at all three Nevada campuses in order to support remote learning amid COVID-19

- Free or Reduced-Price Meals - Legacy’s food service team will offer free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast for qualifying families to pick-up from school beginning. Families who do not qualify will have the option to pick up and purchase lunch and breakfast each morning beginning Aug. 12