FAQs2022-03-10T11:35:04-08:00

We are regularly updating FAQs.

Please be sure to check-back regularly as our FAQs are being updated often. You can learn more by watching our recent school board work sessions available on CCTV’s YouTube in both English and Spanish.

My question wasn’t answered here.

If you have questions about EDGE not answered in the FAQs, please email us.

Questions regarding the EDGE program can now be answered at our EDGE Phone number by calling 503-399-3041.

If you have questions about Comprehensive Distance Learning or Blended Learning, please visit the Return to School webpage. There you can find FAQs about Comprehensive Distance Learning or Blended Learning and contact information for Comprehensive Distance Learning or Blended Learning questions.

For other questions, email info@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

Questions regarding the EDGE program can now be answered at our EDGE Phone number by calling 503-399-3041.

If you have questions about Comprehensive Distance Learning or Blended Learning, please visit the Return to School web page. There you can find FAQs about Comprehensive Distance Learning or Blended Learning and contact information for Comprehensive Distance Learning or Blended Learning questions.

For other questions, email info@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

What is the difference between EDGE Connected Pathway and EDGE Independent Pathway?2022-03-10T11:44:28-08:00

EDGE Connected Pathway: EDGE Connected is for families who want access to a live teacher in a more structured virtual classroom setting, where EDGE sets the daily schedule. Primary delivery of instruction will be an EDGE teacher and the family will provide support and monitoring. Live instruction will occur daily.

EDGE Independent Pathway: EDGE Independent is for families who want more flexibility in their daily schedules. The EDGE teacher provides access to instructional materials which the student progresses through independently.  Family is the primary support with access to a teacher for additional assistance as needed.

What are the benefits of the EDGE online learning program?2020-08-20T13:06:56-07:00

EDGE Online LearningWhat are the benefits of the EDGE?

  • Teacher-led instruction
  • High quality, well-rounded, rigorous learning opportunities, including instructional supports, English language development support, and extensions 
  • Regular connections with your school  
  • Focus on student identity, belonging, and well-being
  • Access to social-emotional supports such as counselor and behavior specialist
What will be expected of my student if they enroll in EDGE?2020-08-20T13:08:43-07:00

EDGE is teacher-led instruction mixed with family-supported and independent at-home application and learning. Students will be expected to attend synchronous sessions, to engage in learning each school day, and to work toward mastery of all standards for a course or content area. 

For Kindergarten-2nd Grade

K-2 students will spend about 60-90 minutes of their time online in teacherled and independent learning. The balance of daily learning is supplemented with independent and familysupported practice and learning. 

For Grades 3-12

Students in grades 3 – 12 are more independent and will spend more time on the computer engaged in learning and activities. The balance of daily learning is supplemented with independent and family-supported practice and learning. 

Will students have in-person contact with their teacher through EDGE?2022-03-10T11:32:02-08:00

Yes, there may be optional opportunities for students and their teachers to have in-person contact, such as field trips or special celebrations.

What curriculum will students be using?2020-08-20T13:11:12-07:00

Teachers will be using the following curriculum as a resource to help students meet state standards in grade level and content specific areas, while at the same time ensuring we are meeting graduation requirements. Specific curriculum is listed below with links to their websites.

K-5th Grade uses Florida Virtual School

6-12th Grade uses Edgenuity

 

If my student is enrolled in the EDGE program what will their diploma say when they graduate?2020-08-20T13:13:24-07:00

Students in the EDGE program belong to their resident school. They will graduate with their resident school peers and will have their resident school name on their diploma and transcript.

Is EDGE required?2020-08-20T13:13:58-07:00

Families can choose between the EDGE program and the blended learning model. Attendance in EDGE is required and grades will be issued for all students.

Will the EDGE program be available post-pandemic?2020-08-20T13:14:19-07:00

EDGE will continue to be an option for students for years so come. Regardless of the pandemic, we know that one learning model does not serve all students and providing options for students to access their education will continue.

How will students receiving Special Education Services be supported in the EDGE program?2022-03-10T11:28:26-08:00

Students with IEPs may participate in EDGE though the services and accommodations may look different than they did in a traditional classroom. We will work with families who select EDGE for the 2022-23 school year to determine if revisions to the IEP are necessary to support student success. We will have special education teachers who will be working exclusively in EDGE and supporting students in the EDGE program, specializing in how to meet the needs of students in their caseloads in the online platform.

How will students learning English be supported in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:21:07-07:00

Students who are English learners have supports in multiple ways.

  • Online curricula translate into multiple languages.
  • Explicit English language development services will be provided.
  • The EDGE academy is teacher-led, and instruction can be structured and differentiated to meet the needs of English learners.
Will AP and/or IB courses be offered in the EDGE program?2022-03-10T11:27:45-08:00

Although a full range of course offerings may not be available, some AP courses will be options for students. Due to IB certification constraints, EDGE may not be able to offer IB courses; however, we are continuing to explore how to make these options available for our EDGE students.

Will AVID be offered in the EDGE program?2022-03-10T11:26:41-08:00

Yes, students in grades 6-12 can be in AVID electives, and in grades K-5 we use AVID instructional strategies so EDGE is the only K-12 Avid Program in the district.

How will students be connected to extra-curricular activities in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:20:01-07:00

Students will have access to after-school activities and sports through their school. We know the importance of electives such as band, orchestra or art is for all students. We are currently working on determining how to make opportunities such as these available to our EDGE students and will update you as we develop solutions.

If my child has a TAG plan, will they be supported through EDGE?2020-08-21T10:22:04-07:00

Yes. Students who have a TAG plan will receive necessary supports to meet their needs.

How much time will my student be required to participate in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:20:14-07:00

The EDGE program will be following ODE guidelines for online learning needs. Below, are a few graphics to give you an idea of what the time requirements may be for students.

Instructional Time Graphic

Instructional Time Graphic – Click to see larger image

Learning Day Overview Chart

Learning Day Overview Chart – Click to see larger image

Will students be eligible to play sports if enrolled in EDGE?2020-08-21T10:25:37-07:00

Yes, EDGE students will be able to participate in their resident-school or are on an in-district transfer (IDT) to a different school. Example: if a student is on an IDT to McKay, they are eligible to play sports in McKay athletic programs.

Is Dual Language instruction available if I enroll my student in EDGE?2020-08-21T10:22:25-07:00

Not yet. Our dual language program at the elementary level practices two-way immersion (Spanish-English), and we have not found a solid instructional model to support this in a fully virtual environment. At the secondary level, select courses are taught in Spanish. These options are not available in EDGE at this time.

Can my student still get breakfast and lunch from the school if enrolled in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:19:07-07:00

Yes! Breakfast and lunch are available to qualifying students. Contact your neighborhood school for Grab-n-Go times and protocols. 

Who can I reach out to about questions about the EDGE Program?2020-08-20T13:15:12-07:00

If you have questions about EDGE not answered in the FAQs, please email infoedgeprogram@salkeiz.k12.or.us or call our EDGE Phone number at 503-399-3041.

Is Dual Language instruction available if I enroll my student in EDGE?2020-08-21T10:22:25-07:00

Not yet. Our dual language program at the elementary level practices two-way immersion (Spanish-English), and we have not found a solid instructional model to support this in a fully virtual environment. At the secondary level, select courses are taught in Spanish. These options are not available in EDGE at this time.

Will students be eligible to play sports if enrolled in EDGE?2020-08-21T10:25:37-07:00

Yes, EDGE students will be able to participate in their resident-school or are on an in-district transfer (IDT) to a different school. Example: if a student is on an IDT to McKay, they are eligible to play sports in McKay athletic programs.

How much time will my student be required to participate in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:20:14-07:00

The EDGE program will be following ODE guidelines for online learning needs. Below, are a few graphics to give you an idea of what the time requirements may be for students.

Instructional Time Graphic

Instructional Time Graphic – Click to see larger image

Learning Day Overview Chart

Learning Day Overview Chart – Click to see larger image

If my child has a TAG plan, will they be supported through EDGE?2020-08-21T10:22:04-07:00

Yes. Students who have a TAG plan will receive necessary supports to meet their needs.

How will students be connected to extra-curricular activities in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:20:01-07:00

Students will have access to after-school activities and sports through their school. We know the importance of electives such as band, orchestra or art is for all students. We are currently working on determining how to make opportunities such as these available to our EDGE students and will update you as we develop solutions.

Will AP and/or IB courses be offered in the EDGE program?2022-03-10T11:27:45-08:00

Although a full range of course offerings may not be available, some AP courses will be options for students. Due to IB certification constraints, EDGE may not be able to offer IB courses; however, we are continuing to explore how to make these options available for our EDGE students.

How will students learning English be supported in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:21:07-07:00

Students who are English learners have supports in multiple ways.

  • Online curricula translate into multiple languages.
  • Explicit English language development services will be provided.
  • The EDGE academy is teacher-led, and instruction can be structured and differentiated to meet the needs of English learners.
How will students receiving Special Education Services be supported in the EDGE program?2022-03-10T11:28:26-08:00

Students with IEPs may participate in EDGE though the services and accommodations may look different than they did in a traditional classroom. We will work with families who select EDGE for the 2022-23 school year to determine if revisions to the IEP are necessary to support student success. We will have special education teachers who will be working exclusively in EDGE and supporting students in the EDGE program, specializing in how to meet the needs of students in their caseloads in the online platform.

What if my student does not have a computer or Internet service?2022-03-10T11:23:24-08:00

Contact your school

Salem-Keizer Public Schools will provide students with a Chromebook or Macbook for program use and will support families with Internet access.

Please contact the EDGE office:

  • Phone Number:  (503)399-3041

Not sure which school you will go to?

You can find your assigned school with the School Search tool based on your current address.

Can my student still get breakfast and lunch from the school if enrolled in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:19:07-07:00

Yes! Breakfast and lunch are available to qualifying students. Contact your neighborhood school for Grab-n-Go times and protocols. 

How will students learning English be supported in the EDGE program?2020-08-21T10:21:07-07:00

Students who are English learners have supports in multiple ways.

  • Online curricula translate into multiple languages.
  • Explicit English language development services will be provided.
  • The EDGE academy is teacher-led, and instruction can be structured and differentiated to meet the needs of English learners.
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