How to sign up for the 100% online learning option in 2020-21

posted Jul 24, 2020, 3:05 PM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Aug 6, 2020, 1:51 PM ]

Update: The sign-up deadline for 100% virtual instruction has been extended to Friday. Aug. 14.

As part of Pueblo School District 60's Return to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year (Plan in Spanish), K-12 students and their families have the option in participating in a 100% online instructional option, (or returning to in-person instruction). 

To request participation in 100% virtual instruction:

To request that one or more of your children participate in a 100% online instructional option, parents must complete the request for full online instruction" form located on Parent Portal. We are asking that parents complete one request per child whom you want to attend fully online by Friday, August 14, 2020.


Families who do not complete the survey by Aug. 14 will be automatically enrolled in the fully in person (K-5) or hybrid in person (6-12) model. 


Parent Portal Help

If you do not have a Parent Portal or have difficulties using it, begin by calling your child's home school, and school secretaries will provide you with the quickest response to general questions. For more assistance, contact D60's Parent Help Line, at (719) 549-7111. Our Helpdesk is working to respond to each request they have received.


To complete the survey to opt for 100% virtual instruction:

  1. log onto your district Parent Portal and select the "Survey" tab,

  2. click the “Request for Full-Online Instruction” link and click “Start,” and

  3. answer the five questions and click “Complete Survey.” 


Please note: All families are asked to commit to a minimum of one semester for their instructional delivery model of choice before being allowed to make changes to a different model. Changes in the middle of the semester may be requested for hardship situations.


What the Virtual Learning Model will look like:

Elementary (K-5):

  • 50% Synchronous (live online) learning: Students will spend half their day engaged online with grade-level language arts and mathematics learning with students and teachers actively participating together online (synchronous learning).
  • 50% Asynchronous (self-paced) learning: The other half of their day will be spent with the student working self-paced online in science, social studies, specials, etc.
  • Students who qualify for ESS, CLDE, and/or reading intervention small group learning will also be able to work synchronously with a certified teacher.
  • Students enrolled in the full-time virtual learning option will be assigned a D60 licensed elementary teacher, however, this teacher may not be a teacher from the student’s home school.
  • All online students will remain enrolled in their home school to provide an easy transition back to in-person learning when appropriate.

Secondary (6-12):

  • 50% Synchronous (live online) learning: Three to four periods each day will be taught with students and teachers actively participating together using board adopted content curriculum.
  • 50% Asynchronous (self-paced) learning: The other three to four periods will be taken using the board adopted APEX self-paced online courses.
  • Students who qualify for ESS, and CLDE learning will also be able to work synchronously with a certified teacher.
  • Students enrolled in the full-time virtual learning option will be assigned a D60 licensed secondary level teacher, however, this teacher may not be a teacher from the student’s home school.
  • All online students will remain enrolled in their home school to provide an easy transition back to in-person learning when appropriate and enable the student to participate in extra-curricular activities at their home school.
For additional information on D60's Return to School Plan:
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