Elementary Virtual Academy

The Eatonville Virtual Academy is an independent study option available to students who may benefit from a home-setting learning environment, as opposed to working in the traditional classroom setting with a live teacher. In the EVA, the student accesses lessons in the four core areas of Math, Reading/Language Arts, Science and Social Studies through a self-paced platform known as Edgenuity Pathblazer and Odyssey.* The lessons are designed by teachers, but the instruction is “delivered” through modules that students work through independently. There is no live teacher. Often, a video presents the instructional content, then the student is required to practice and apply the learning through a number of activities, with assessments at the close of the lesson or unit. There is a Facilitator who can provide support to the student so the parent is not the only resource available to the student for help. The Facilitator’s role is primarily to monitor progress on a weekly basis to make sure the student is working and progressing on pace.

Enrollment

This program is designed to provide a 100% online option for students of Eatonville School District in Kindergarten - 5th Grade.  Students who transfer to this program will remain an Eatonville School District student.

Students will technically not be enrolled in their neighborhood school, but they will have access to extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics within the district once those activities resume.

Students who transfer out of Eatonville School District into another online school will not have access to Eatonville school extracurriculars and activities.

To enroll your child please fill out the proper form: 

  • New to the District: Please complete the District Enrollment packet if you are new to the area  
  • Currently enrolled student transferring to the program will need to complete this form

Curriculum

Elementary Virtual Academy (EVA) uses a curriculum that is developed and administered by Edgenuity, Pathblazer. As a parent you can be reassured, Edgenuity has been designed to meet the Common Core standards as outlined by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Edgenuity Pathblazer is a user friendly platform that allows students and families to easily access coursework, assignments, and efficiently communicate between students and teachers.

Edgenuity provides an exciting and engaging educational environment that is designed to capture attention and draw students into the interactive world of online and blended learning.

Edgenuity has provided courses for students since 1998, and through our experience with teachers, students, and parents, we built an engaging and effective curriculum that connects science, math, language arts, social studies, and elective courses to your student’s everyday world.

Using a combination of animations, simulations, video-led direct instruction, relevant websites, and a myriad of activities that support the lesson’s topic, students have a wealth of information at their fingertips that can be reviewed as many times as necessary to achieve mastery. Edgenuity strongly believes that each student is unique and acquires information in his or her own way. As a result of that belief, our courses are designed to provide students with activities that support the ways they learn best: seeing, hearing, and touching the course materials. 

Students will take classes in Reading, Math, Social Studies and Science through Edgenuity Pathblazer. We are determining additional supplemental courses for students to experience specialist areas. 

Overview Video and Sample of Curriculum: https://www.edgenuity.com/resources/edgenuity-help-for-families/#getting-started

Parent Perspective Video of Edgenuity Pathblazer:

https://help.edgenuitypathblazer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051618753

Supplies Needed

Students will need the following supplies to get started: 

  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Additional supplies will be needed for certain modules (you will be notified in advance) 
  • Chromebook (provided by the district)
  • Internet connection (If you are concerned about internet connectivity issues, please reach out to us via email at access@eatonvilleschools.org to explain your specific internet situation or to place inquiries regarding connectivity)

Designing a Learning Space

Learning spaces today are not just a desk and a chair. It is essential to create a learning space that provides the opportunity for students to move as needed. The key is to set up space or spaces where the student is free from distractions and can focus on the tasks they are completing. 

Below are some suggestions for setting up a Learning Space:

  • Make sure the desk and chair allow the student to sit upright at the computer.
  • Have other seating options for students to move to do offline assignments such as a comfy chair or bean bag for independent reading, a larger table with coloring supplies, glue, and scissors for written work and projects.
  • Wall space to post a word wall, a world map, and other items that a student may refer to frequently.

Facilitator

The facilitator for the EVA program is Annelise Dattilo. Please read more about her below. 

"Growing up on a farm in Eatonville, I had many opportunities to explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This led to my desire to study science. While pursuing my undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology, I realized that I was more passionate about sharing my love for the natural world and its phenomena than anything else."

"After graduating, I moved back to Washington and pursued teaching. I had the chance to teach different science classes over 4 years in Eatonville School District. I also taught seventh grade math for two of those years and enjoyed it more than science! After taking this last year off to spend time as a new mom, I am excited to be back in the education world, teaching middle school math at Columbia Crest and now the Elementary Virtual Academy.”

Weekly Conferencing with the Facilitator

The parent must have weekly personal contact with the facilitator. Direct personal contact shall be for the purposes of instruction, review of assignments, testing, reporting of student progress, or other learning activities. During one-on-one teacher-student/parent conferences, you can expect a review student data and learning goals, the facilitator can model good online learning behaviors (if needed), and provide remediation, challenge, or support as needed.

The Weekly Conference may include: 

• Email exchange with facilitator

• Phone call with facilitator

• Video chat with facilitator

• Electronic exchange with facilitator

Each week the facilitator will review the Student Portfolio to monitor the number of activities completed and content mastery. The facilitator will set the time frame to the last seven days and review each student’s activities completed, progress through folders, and time spent working on activities. 

Time Commitment 

  • Students should plan to participate in their online classroom for an average of 3-4 hours each day.

  • Their first priority each day is to work on their grade-level assignments in Odyssey under the Language Arts and Math tiles: 

    • 30-40 mins for Language Arts 

    • 30-40 mins for Math

  • Then, staying with the core curriculum in Odyssey, work on the other two core subjects as follows:

    • 30-40 minutes of Science

    • 30-40 minutes of Social Studies

  • Once they complete their required minutes on their grade-level assignments, they will  move out of the Odyssey folder and work in the purple Reading folder and the green Math folder for more work in those critical subject areas: (These tiles are where the personalized assignments are found which are based on the diagnostic testing)

    • 30-40 mins Reading each day 

    • 30-40 mins Math each day

  • Finally, students can return to the Odyssey tile and work on their self- paced content:

    • 30 min of  LA Extension

Shift from in Person Instruction to Online Learning

If your student is new to virtual learning, you’ll notice some differences from in-person learning including how teachers interact with students and how their progress and growth are measured. Even with these changes, both you and your student’s teachers remain crucial components of their success.

The biggest change will be in how the instruction and curriculum are made available to your student. No matter your student’s age, skill level, or ability, it’s good to regularly check in on them to help monitor their progress and remind them that you’re still invested in their academic growth and achievement. Talk through challenges with them, and encourage them to work through struggles. And as you can, celebrate successes, both big and small.

 

Contacts

Principal

Allison Shew

Phone: (360) 879-1727

Email: a.shew@eatonvilleschools.org

Registrar

Lindsay Fitzer

Phone: (360) 879-1700

Email: l.fitzer@eatonvilleschools.org

Address

Eatonville Virtual Academy

24503 SR 706 E

Ashford, WA 98304