We are so thrilled to have our students back on campus 5 days a week for in-person instruction, and we’re glad that we are able to continue offering the distance learning option to families for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year which ends June 10. Beyond that, there is no indication from the state that distance learning will continue to be allowed in response to the COVID pandemic. All indications at this time show that schools will be back to in-person instruction solely in the fall.
Natomas Unified realizes that some families may prefer a virtual option for learning for a variety of reasons. In our continued effort to provide families with educational options, the district is launching a K-12 Virtual Academy beginning in the Fall of 2021, which has recently been approved by the Board of Trustees to be named Larry G. Meeks Academy, in honor of our former Trustee who has been an innovator and pioneer in the Natomas Community. This Academy is a long-term option for families wanting their student(s) to learn in an ongoing virtual learning environment.
If this sounds interesting to you, and you want to learn more, we have upcoming Informational Sessions on April 21 at 6:00 p.m. and May 5 at 7:00 p.m., both via Zoom. You will learn how different the Academy will be from distance learning during the pandemic, the Apple Technology Package each student will receive, the opportunities for students to continue to engage with their peers, and much more. Visit www.natomasunified.org/virtual-academy to RSVP for a session and to learn more about Natomas Unified’s newest school – Larry G. Meeks Academy.