Tiffin City Schools has a long tradition of excellence throughout our buildings. We also know and understand some families have a desire or a need for an online learning environment. With this in mind we want to offer an online learning program once again that is supported and monitored by Tiffin City Schools staff. As we need to plan for staffing for next year, we are asking families who are interested in enrolling their students in this program to do so by May 17th at midnight.
The program is known as the Tornado Academy and we have the ability to serve K-12 students. While we had an online program this year we are making some changes as we want to help our students in feeling more comfortable and confident by providing face to face support. Our program for the elementary and middle school will be a blend of online learning experiences along with some face to face support outside of your home. High school students will be utilizing APEX as their online learning platform. There will be required work sessions to ensure students are staying on pace and getting the support that they need to be successful. Attendance will be taken weekly based upon work completion (this allows for flexibility but also maintains accountability).
Note, students who have participated in an online learning platform before and do not have records substantiating engagement and academic success will not be permitted to enter into Tiffin City Schools Tornado Academy. Also note, students who enter the program and do not follow through on work completion and academic achievement (passing grades) will be given plans to get them back on track. If plans are not followed or there is a pattern of lack of success students will then be required to attend Tiffin City Schools for face to face learning or choose another option.
If you have questions about Tornado Academy, please feel free to contact Jennifer Kuhn, Director of Teaching and Learning and Supervisor for the Tornado Academy. firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-447-2515.
Note, many families and students appreciated the flexibility of working in an online system and found academic and health benefits to the program.
Students who participate in Tiffin City Schools Tornado Academy can participate in extracurricular activities if they so choose. They also can participate in face to face learning for band, CCP courses, and/or Sentinel Career Center.
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