Mapleton Reopening and Mapleton Online FAQ (Updated 7/24/2020)
For the full details on Mapleton Reopening, please click on these links:
Why an online Mapleton school?
As a district, we are motivated to re-envision the ways in which we meet the academic needs of every family in our community. To that end, we are pleased to introduce Mapleton Online, a free, K-12 online Mapleton school, and the latest addition to our robust menu of learning models.
Mapleton’s online school supports families choosing to continue their remote learning experience into the 2020-21 school year. Similar to what you have come to expect from all Mapleton schools, Mapleton Online is based on the following pillars of success – relationships, rigor, relevance, and results.
Students will have full access to participate in Athletics, Performing Arts, Air Force JROTC, as well as district events, including the Science Fair, Spelling Bee, and Art Show.
How do I enroll my child in Mapleton Online?
If you are interested in enrolling in Mapleton Online, please contact our Welcome Center, 303.853.1780, or email Welcome@mapleton.us. The Welcome Center is now open for in-person visits. Visit the Welcome Center page to schedule an appointment. Mapleton Online is open to both in-district and out of district families. If you have questions about how Mapleton Online plans to welcome students back to school from home, contact Mapleton Online School Director Gayle Dunlap, 303.853.1200.
How is Mapleton Online different from the remote learning my child's school offered in the spring?
Mapleton launched 'Limitless Learning' in April 2020 as a way to explore new opportunities to learn, connect, and engage while students resumed learning at home. Teachers used a variety of platforms and methods to support a strong end to the school year.
Mapleton Online instruction will be delivered by teachers with training and expertise in online education. Mapleton will use Canvas to help students master the learning targets outlined in the Colorado Department of Education’s prioritized standards. The Canvas Learning Management platform allows schools to build a digital learning environment that meets the unique and individual needs of students. Canvas is rooted in the science of learning—to help every student and teacher save time, increase achievement, and find success. Students will receive a Chromebook or iPad at no charge. Technology Services will be provided to all families at no charge. Families will also receive internet cost support.
Will students still be able to participate in sports, zero hour and other co-curricular activities?
Absolutely. Currently, all district activites are postponed. When and if this changes, students are free to participate in all district activities.
What does a daily schedule look like?
Our expectation is that students will be “in school” for the same times that they would in a brick and mortar building. What that will look like depends on several things, most specifically the age of your student. Our younger students will likely need and want more structure and will have more frequent check ins and direct class instruction. Our older students will have daily class instruction but will also have the opportunity for more self-directed learning.
Classes may utilize “face-to-face" video calls, small group work, projects, independent work and 1-to-1 support from teachers.
Mapleton Online follows the district attendance policy and attendance will be taken daily.
As an online school, how will Mapleton Online encourage and provide for social interaction between students?
We know that nothing replaces the valuable growth, learning, and development that comes from in-person interactions between students. To encourage and provide for social interaction between students we will be integrating social emotional learning into daily lesson plans. We are also exploring ways for students to “connect” with other students during a “recess” time, or a video lunch group, or “play” groups. We hope to work with our parents to help design and implement ideal interaction and experiences for students.
Will my student receive a computer/laptop/Chromebook and internet support
All Mapleton Online students will receive the technology they need to be successful online. Kindergarteners and first graders will receive an iPad. Students in other grade levels will receive Chromebooks. If families would prefer to have a desk-top set up, please contact us to request one.
If I enroll in Mapleton Online and decide to return my child to in-person learning, will they still have a seat at their current Mapleton school?
By choosing to enroll your child in Mapleton Online, you are giving up your seat at your current school. If you choose to return to in-person learning, placement will depend on availability at your school of choice.
What grading system will Mapleton Online use?
Mapleton Online will use the district’s grading policy adopted by the Board of Education.
Will a high school diploma still come from Mapleton Public Schools, and will my child still be invited to participate in Mapleton's graduation ceremony?
Yes, Mapleton Online students are still considered Mapleton Public Schools students. Students will graduate with a Mapleton diploma and will be invited to participate in the graduation ceremony in May.
Will my family still be able to receive school breakfast and lunch, including free and reduced?
Yes. Please click here for more details: Meals and Nutrition Services.
How will Mapleton Online support students with IEPs or who need Special Education support?
Students will continue to receive special education support from the specialist at their original brick and mortar “homeschool” although, they will receive this help online. Additionally, students new to our district will be assigned to a special education specialist based on availability.