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Policy for Opt Out/ Opt in

July 31st, 2020


Opt Out/Opt In Policy 2020-2021 School Year


Lyndon Institute understands that parents and guardians have concerns about sending your student back to school during an ongoing pandemic. As such, LI will allow students to “opt out” of in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. We strongly encourage families and students to come to school during their assigned days to get the in-person instruction support, however, we understand and support the decision to opt out if this is not in the best interest of the student or family given the circumstances. This policy only pertains to students who are currently enrolled. 

All Course material for the 2020-2021 school year will be available on the Canvas Learning Management System. 

In-person instruction will be supportive in nature and not used to cover new material not found online. Credit accumulation will be based on online instruction and course materials. 

Students in the Arts and CTE courses can take those courses as much as possible utilizing online material. However, certifications that require "hands-on" proficiency will require the student to come to school to earn that certification. If the student decides not to do this, they will still be able to earn a grade in that course, but not earn the certification. 

Parents/guardians can decide to opt their student out of in-person instruction at any time if they become uncomfortable or concerned. Once the opt out form is signed it will be effective for the rest of the school year or until the form is signed opting back into in-person instruction. 

If a parent or guardian decides to opt back in to in-school instruction, this must be done a week in advance to your student attending in-person instruction to allow for class size adjustments if required. The Opt Out/ Opt In form must be signed and returned to student services to initiate the process. 

Teacher support will be available online utilizing office hours on Fridays and when teachers are not working with students during in-person instruction/help. 

Attendance will be taken weekly and determined utilizing data from the Canvas LMS.  Data that relates to student participation is really a collection of data points that can provide users with a broad range of information about what the student is actually doing while they are "active" in the LMS. The value of this data is that it can illustrate the engagement and self-direction of the student. For instance, if the student has been "active" every day, but has not submitted any assignments or posted any responses in the discussion forums of the course, they are "active" but not "participating". As such, students will be marked present for the week if they are participating in the online instruction.

Download the Opt Out/ Opt In Form