Virtual Learning for 2020-2021


In August 2020, the School Board voted to move forward with the reopening of schools in a completely virtual setting for at least the first nine weeks. At its January 7, 2021 reorganizational meeting, the School Board of the City of Portsmouth voted to postpone any further reopening discussions until the city had a positivity rate that was below 10 percent for a period of 10 consecutive days. At the time of the vote, the city’s positivity rate was still above 18 percent.

What does “virtual learning” mean?

It means classrooms will be held online through the use of mobile devices, a learning management system and other digital tools to deliver new instruction and engage with students each day. With this virtual start, the division will follow a virtual school schedule; however, there is also flexibility built-in with the understanding that families may not be able to follow the same schedule at home as they would in a traditional school setting.

Virtual learning may be a new experience for some students, but PPS has been working in virtual classrooms and digital learning environments throughout the past decade. This experience has helped bolster the offerings for PPS students during the 2020-2021 virtual reopening, and throughout this webpage are tips, tools and resources to help support families in this effort.
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