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Remote Learning Academy

Virtual Instructional Model

The Northwest Local School District is committed to empowering students to achieve success and exceed ambitious expectations, whether learning face-to-face or remotely. Despite the challenges that COVID-19 presents to our school community, our mission to create a responsive learning environment where all students are valued, challenged and guided along a pathway to success remains. In our Remote Learning Academy we will strive to create a learning experience that is rigorous and engaging for all students. We will facilitate student ownership of learning through personalized and differentiated virtual instruction.
Families in the Northwest Local School District may select either in-person or remote learning for the 2020-21 school year. This page contains information for those families interested in the 100% Virtual Instructional Model which will be provided through our NWLSD Remote Learning Academy. Please refer to the NWLSD FALL REOPEN LETTER for specific information regarding mandatory health and safety protocols in order to make an informed decision about what is best for your family for receiving instruction this coming school year. 

Remote Learning Academy Curriculum

The remote learning program this fall will be significantly different from that which was offered in the Spring. Based on feedback collected from our families, students, and teacher, we will be adding more accountability and increased rigor. Students will be required to log learning time  in order to demonstrate that they have met requirements for attendance. Student work will be evaluated based on mastery of the standards rather than solely for participation and effort and letter grades will be assigned accordingly. Families can expect an experience that includes both live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) online learning opportunities with additional off-line expectations around independent reading, work completion, and projects/activities.
NWLSD has selected the Accelerate Education resource for students in grades K-8 electing to participate in the Remote Learning Academy.  Please refer to the individual grade levels below for specific information about the academic content students will be learning during their virtual learning experience.  Licenses will be purchased by the District for K-8 students who elect to participate in the Remote Learning Academy. There may be differences regarding pacing and sequencing of academic content. Because of this, families who elect the Remote Learning option will be required to stay with their decisions through at least the end of the first semester. At that time, decisions can be made to return to school for face-to-face instruction or to continue in the Remote Learning Academy for the second semester, beginning January 19, 2021.  
In a Virtual Instructional Model, parents or guardians will be asked to assume the role of a "Learning Coach." This role is particularly critical for elementary families selecting remote learning. Each child will be assigned a Northwest Local School District teacher or team, as well, who will support the child in his or her learning, grade submitted work, and monitor the child's progress. Northwest Local School District has selected the Accelerate Education Platform as a resource to support teachers and students in grades K-8 who are participating in the academy. Please be aware that students participating in the Remote Learning Academy will be following a rigorous, Ohio Learning Standards-aligned curriculum, but one that will be different from that which is presented in our schools in the face-to-face option.  Students electing remote learning in grades 9-12 will be participating in learning with their NWLSD teachers using Google Classroom, Zoom, and other Board and District approved resources. 
  Here  is a resource for parents/guardians regarding the role of "Learning Coach".
Questions related to the Remote Learning Academy can be sent directly to [email protected] 

Kindergarten through 5th Grade

For K-5, please click HERE for the list of course offerings.  Students will be assigned grade-level courses in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, and then may choose TWO elective options for their Specials from Health/P.E., Art, Music, and/or Technology.

In the list below, you can click on the grade level course and it will link you to the course descriptions and materials lists.  

Kindergarten Language ArtsKindergarten MathKindergarten Social StudiesKindergarten Science

1st Grade Language Arts1st Grade Math1st Grade Social Studies1st Grade Science

2nd Grade Language Arts2nd Grade Math2nd Grade Social Studies2nd Grade Science

3rd Grade Language Arts3rd Grade Math3rd Grade Social Studies3rd Grade Science

4th Grade Language Arts4th Grade Math4th Grade Social Studies4th Grade Science

5th Grade Language Arts5th Grade Math5th Grade Social Studies5th Grade Science

Specials Areas (Click each link  to see the course descriptions. Please note that many courses are only available for particular grade levels. PE and HEALTH courses in Accelerate Education are not available for students in Grades K-5.)

For a suggested schedule for recommended time on courses click HERE.  Please note that there is a suggested schedule for K-3 students and then another one for grades 4-5.  

Grades 6 through 8

Students in grades 6-8 who select the Virtual Instruction Model will also be using the Accelerate Education platform. Students will be assigned their required grade level core classes (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) and then may select 2 elective courses each semester.  The course catalog for Middle School is more extensive than the K-5 offerings above.  Please click HERE for the course catalogs for students in grades 6-8.

NWLSD's ODE Approved Remote Learning Plan

HB 164 (June 2020) indicates that “Each qualifying public school governing body may adopt a plan to provide instruction using a remote learning model for the 2020-2021 school year.” NWLSD's Remote Learning Plan has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Click the link below to access: 

K-8 Remote Learning Academy Plan For 2021-2022

The Northwest Local School District plans to offer a K-8 Remote Learning Academy (RLA) for the 2021-22 school year. This is a preliminary plan. Additional information will be added as we near the 2021-2022 school year.  District K-8 Remote Learning Plans for 2021-22

High School Remote Learning Option 2021-2022

Northwest Local School District plans to offer a High School Remote Learning Option for the 2021-22 school year. This is a preliminary plan. Additional information will be added as we near the 2021-2022 school year. District High School Remote Learning Option for 2021-22

Weekly Learning Log

Please submit this form weekly from your NWLSD student email account to document the hours you spent learning from home. The goal is to have a total of at least 30 hours per week (assuming a 5 day school week) or 6 hours per day for a shorter week. Lunch time should not be included. Click the link to access: WEEKLY LEARNING LOG

Chromebook Support Form

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If you are having trouble with your student Chromebook, please click this link to access your Student Chromebook Support Form.

Virtual Meals To Go

Virtual Learner Meals To Go
We are looking forward to serving our NWLSD students delicious & nutritious breakfasts and lunches this upcoming school year! As we gear up for the year to begin, we are excited to announce we will also offer breakfast & lunch to go for those who have chosen to learn virtually. Click to learn more about remote learning meals to go.