Panther Virtual Info and Resources
Thinking about Panther Virtual?
This page contains information and resources that can assist you in making your decision. Panther Virtual was established this year to provide families with an alternative to returning to school face to face during the pandemic. We realize that each FEAS family will have their own comfort level and decisions to make at this difficult time. While our first priority is to have all students at school interacting with their peers and teachers, we do think it is necessary to provide this option at this time.
If you do not find the information you are looking for, please email Jeff Tousley, FEAS Superintendent at email@example.com.
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WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR ENROLLING MY CHILD INTO PANTHER VIRTUAL?
Students will be able to enroll in Panther Virtual from August 17 - August 28. There will be an Open Enrollment period in which parents have the option to switch to Face-to-Face instruction if the Virtual option is not working for your student as intended. This Open Enrollment period will run from September 8 - September 25. Students who started Face-to-Face will also have the option to switch to Virtual if preferred as well.
These options to switch will only be allowed during the Open Enrollment period or at Semester Break. Students may only switch platforms once during Open Enrollment or at the semester.
WILL THERE BE A PARENT/STUDENT ORIENTATION FOR PANTHER VIRTUAL?
FEAS will provide a virtual orientation to parents to build familiarity with the software as well as to provide an opportunity for parent/student questions and concerns. The following schedule will be used.
Panther Virtual for K-6: September 9, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Panther Virtual for 7-12: September 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
For Google Meet join info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILL MY CHILD BE ISSUED A STUDENT DEVICE?
Students in Grades K-1 will be issued an Apple iPad and charger while students in grades 2-12 will be issued a Dell Chromebook and charger. The Device Handbook must be reviewed, signed and returned before these devices are issued. In addition, a $25 insurance fee will be charged per device with a cap of $50 being charged to a family. Insurance covers accidental damage to the device's screen, ports or keyboard. Insurance does not cover lost, stolen or student vandalized devices.
If you would like to purchase the Device Insurance with a credit card or PayPal, visit our payment page.
HOW & WHEN WILL MY CHILD GET THEIR STUDENT DEVICE?
September 3: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
All Panther Virtual students/parents K-12 are instructed to pull up to the High School main entrance and pick up their student device, case and charger during this time slot. Please do not leave your vehicle. A person will be there to greet you curbside. The Student Device Handbook must be returned and signed by both the parent and student at or before this device pickup.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORTS WILL THE SCHOOL PROVIDE FOR MY CHILD?
Students will be assigned to an FEAS staff member who will be in regular contact with the student and parents to assist in pacing and completion of content. Staff will also assist with technical issues in addition to keeping students connected to our FEAS community. In addition to a FEAS staff mentor, Special Education students will be connected to a Special Education instructor to meet their specific needs.
WILL MY CHILD STILL BE TAKING SCHOOL PICTURES?
Panther Virtual students will take their school pictures either in the Elementary cafeteria or the FHS Middle School Gym depending on their grade level. The times that these are scheduled will take place before the face-to-face student pictures to avoid exposure.
-Grades K-6: October 2
-Grades 7-12: September 18