FAYETTEVILLE, Ark — In response to the revised directive issued today by the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education stating, “it is expected that all school districts offer, at a minimum, relevant and engaging onsite learning opportunities each day of the five-day school week,” Fayetteville Public Schools will alter the Traditional/Blended/Hybrid Learning Option that was communicated to students and families on July 15 to meet this new directive.
The Traditional Learning Option will now include five days of on-campus face-to-face instruction for the fall semester.
The Home Campus Virtual Option will still be available for families who prefer students to take all classes online, associated with their school of record, for the fall semester.
Fayetteville Virtual Academy remains another long-term placement option for students to take all classes online. An application process is required for this option.
7th-12th graders will now be able to choose a Blended Learning Option that includes four on-site days and one virtual day on Friday.
The deadline for completing the survey is Tuesday, August 11 at 5 p.m
Fayetteville Public Schools will provide a new survey to families allowing them the opportunity to re-select their options for learning for their children for the fall semester of 2020-2021 school year.
"After reviewing the initial Ready for Learning guidance from the state, our district team and Ready for Learning committee developed a hybrid plan that we felt best addressed the safety of our students and staff members while they are on campus,” said Superintendent John L Colbert. “However, with today’s new directive from Secretary of Education Johnny Key, we will adjust our plan accordingly, continuing to prioritize the safety of our students and staff members to the best of our ability.”