Expectations for Students, Parents, and Teachers
A successful Virtual Academy experience takes a full team effort. All of us have important roles to play to maintain strong lines of communication in support of student learning.
Expectations for Students
- Keep your device charged and in good, working condition.
- Notify Technical Support within one day at 803.603.3712 (7:05a-4:15p, M-F) or eLearningDay@lex2.org if your device is damaged or not working properly.
- Participate in live class sessions through Google Meet and complete all assigned work daily. Failure to attend or complete assignments by assigned due dates will result in being marked absent
- Check each class daily for new posts, assignments, or information.
- Display your face when using Google Meet with your teacher.
- Contact the teacher if you need additional assistance to complete digital lessons.
- Follow the behavior expectations outlined in the Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct, and your teacher.
- Complete a counseling request form if you need to talk to someone or need emotional support.
Expectations for Parents
- Help your child establish a daily routine, including classes, lunch, and physical activity.
- Work with your child to identify an optimal working place for them to concentrate and participate in class activities.
- Secure WiFi access for your child.
- Check your child’s progress in Acellus and Parent Portal regularly.
- Help your child contact technical support if needed. Technical support is available at 803.603.3712 (7:05a-4:15p, M-F) or eLearningDay@lex2.org. Emailing the Virtual Academy email address will not result in technical support.
- Help your child contact their teachers for any needed support during designated help times or by email.
- Contact your child’s home school if he/she is sick and unable to attend school. Send excuse notes to the school’s registrar. All state and district attendance policies apply.
- Participate in regularly scheduled virtual family conferences.
- Check your email, the Virtual Academy website, and social media daily to stay informed.
Expectations for Teachers
- Provide families an instructional plan for the following week by 6:00 PM on Sunday, showing all live class sessions, tests/quizzes, small group times, and office hours for individual assistance.
- Communicate with students on a daily basis.
- Keep timely attendance records.
- Track and analyze student progress using dashboards and formative assessments for timely instructional intervention.
- Respond to emails on a timely basis.
- Report grades in PowerSchool within one week of due dates.
- Notify parents/guardians immediately by email if a student’s average drops below a 70%.