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Introduction

Volusia County Schools is committed to the continuity of instruction in the event of an emergency disruption that may result in the suspension of face-to-face instruction on school campuses. To prepare for any significant disruption in classes, Volusia County Schools has developed an Instructional Continuity Plan. The plan in place is prepared to deliver organized, standards-based instruction in both digital and print formats to meet the instructional needs of all students, with communication in place to ensure clear expectations for all stakeholders involved.

Students and families can utilize these resources to provide instruction at home until schools are able to open or resume.

What to Expect from Online Instruction

Check out the videos below to see what to expect from online instruction.

Parents

Employees

For additional updates and information related to Volusia County Schools including the closure of schools or re-opening of schools, please check the district website: www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information.

This document contains information to help guide students, teachers, administrators, and support staff with the necessary steps to consider in the event of a school closure. Please note this document is subject to change and will continue to update as more information becomes available. To view the latest version of the plan, please see below.

 

How to Access Digital Resources in VPortal

The following resources provide an overview of how to access VPortal from a laptop or mobile device. These resources are either step-by-step click sheets or videos indicated by the icon.

General

Grades Pre-K through 5

Note: Pre-K: For information on accessing SmartStart, please contact your teacher for login information.

Grades 6 through 12

Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

General

Grades 6 through 12

Accelerated Program Examination Updates

March 24, 2020 - Update on Advanced Studies By Program

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS (Will continue, 45-minute online exams)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 24, 2020 – Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Florida students will have access to free, live Advanced Placement (AP) review lessons delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These optional, mobile-friendly classes are designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
 
In addition, for the 2019-20 AP Exam administration only, the College Board is developing secure 45-minute online exams for each course. These streamlined digital exams will not require any test booklet shipments, external proctors or any additional workload for schools. 
 
The exam content will focus on what schools were able to complete by early March. Students can take the exam on any device they have access to – computer, tablet or smartphone – and other options may be available by contacting the College Board. 

College Board Updates: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EXAMS (Cancelled)

The May 2020 examinations, as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May, for Diploma Program and Career-related Program students will no longer be held.

Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor, and quality control already built into the programs.

International Baccalaureate Organization Updates: https://www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/

CAMBRIDGE EXAMS (Cancelled)

Today (March 23, 2020), therefore, we have taken the difficult decision not to run our international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country. This includes Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U.

We recognize that students have been working very hard towards these exams. We will be working with schools to assess students’ achievements using the best available evidence. Students will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programs of study. This will ensure students do not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstance.

Cambridge International: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/news/

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION EXAMS (Decision Pending)

The DOE has not yet provided information on industry certification exams.