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AB 130 Requirments

For the 2021-2022 school year, we are required to offer an independent study option to students and families to be made available to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction, as determined by the parent or guardian.
State and federal laws require us to inform you of your option to enroll your student in an Independent Study program instead of in-person instruction. From these options, you may choose the one that best suits your child. This letter also explains:
  • Your right to request a parent-teacher conference prior to enrollment to inform your decision.
  • The process and your students’ rights regarding procedures for enrolling, disenrolling, and re-enrolling in independent study.
  • The asynchronous and synchronous instructional time that your student will have access to as part of independent study.

Requesting a Parent-Teacher Conference

It is your right to request a parent-teacher conference prior to enrolling your student in Independent Study in order to inform your decision and ensure that it is appropriate for your student. Please contact your student’s site to schedule a meeting.

Enrolling, Disenrolling & Re-Enrolling

Once you have determined that you would like to pursue Independent Study, you can begin the enrollment process. Please notify your site that you are interested and you will be contacted by the appropriate person to begin the enrollment process.
If you are enrolled in Independent Study and would like to return to in-person instruction, you must follow the procedure for disenrolling. Please let your teacher know if you want to disenroll and you will be placed back into the classroom within 5 days.
Once disenrolled, should you need to return to Independent Study you are required to adhere to the re-enrollment process.

Instructional Time

The goal of our Independent Study program is to provide an alternative to in-person instruction to students whose health may be put at risk by attending class face-to-face. As such, Independent Study is an educational program that provides instruction based on the state-adopted content standards by certificated teachers. There are specific requirements for instructional time that may include both synchronous and asynchronous work. These expectations will also be outlined in the students’ written Independent Study Agreement, which must be signed prior to enrollment.
Requirements for daily live and synchronous instruction are as follows:
  • Grades Kindergarten to 3: Daily synchronous instruction for all students throughout the school year.
  • Grades 4 to 8: Both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instructions for all students throughout the school year.
  • Grades 9 to 12: At least weekly synchronous instruction for all students throughout the school year.
Parents or guardians may select an instructional program that best suits their child’s needs. If you have any questions beyond the details listed above, please contact your student’s school site to ask about the process.