The Salt Lake Virtual Academy will open this fall and offer an optional face-to-face opportunity.

(Rear Hogsten | Salt Lake Tribune) Miles Jones, then a sixth grader at Yunita Elementary School, laughed on September 14, 2020 in the Salt Lake City School District on the first day of online classes for 2020-21. ..

The Salt Lake School District will offer an online school for K-6 students starting this fall, the school district announced on Wednesday.

Kenneslim, principal of Salt Lake Virtual Elementary, said the venture was a direct result of the state’s jump into online education during last year’s COVID-19 pandemic.

“One of the pandemic silver linings is that you can learn new ways to do things and be effective online,” he said. “In fact, there are students and parents who need and / or want. [school] online. “

The school district employs one teacher per grade and expects to enroll approximately 25 students per class. Because of the pandemic, he added that teachers have both traditional classroom experience and online teaching experience.

Learning options in Salt Lake Virtual Elementary include:

  • Online classroom instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Wednesday online or face-to-face small group instruction.

  • An optional face-to-face Wednesday offers hands-on opportunities for science and art.

  • Access to the district’s online and printing libraries.

  • District computer provided to each student.

Families can enroll students at The district will also hold a face-to-face registration session on July 26, from 8 am to 12 pm in Room 208 of the district office. July 27, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.And from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on July 28

The Salt Lake Virtual Elementary is designed for grade K-6, but junior high school students interested in continuing distance learning work with teachers and managers to schedule remote or face-to-face classes as needed. can do.

High school students wishing to continue online can enroll in Innovations Early College High School, Utah Student Connect, or state-wide online education programs.

After Utah’s schools were closed in the spring of 2020, kindergarten to high school students had the option to return to face-to-face classes in 40 of the state’s 41 school districts. Only the Salt Lake City School District was launched and remained completely online for several months. Members of the school board cite the high number of cases of coronavirus in the capital. In January and February, we began offering face-to-face classes for students at different ages.