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Surfside Academy Elementary

There are two learning models for Surfside Elementary School students.

Independent Study/Blended Learning

Students attending Surfside Academy's Independent Study/Blended Learning program at the elementary school level (grades K-5) have access to multiple learning supports including video, text, and online materials.  While students are in class they engage in learning activities such as read aloud, science lessons, and small group lessons.  They will also meet with the teacher one-on-one, weekly, to check progress.

In non-COVID times, we offer students & parents three different schedule options as described below: 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday students in grades K, 1 & 2 may attend class from 9-2:30.
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday students in grade 3, 4 & 5 may attend class from 9-2:30.
  • Pure distance/virtual plan with a weekly check in with the student's teacher via Zoom or other video chat platform. 
  • On Wednesdays all students work from home.

We welcome parents to assist & participate in their children's learning.  Students who have an IEP or 504 should refer to the FAQs.  Additionally, we offer breakfast and lunch for our students. For additional information regarding our program and/or registration information please contact Wendy Kroenke at wkroenke@oside.us. You may also visit our Virtual K-5 program online.

Long Term Virtual Learning

Students enrolled in Surfside's long-term virtual learning program meet with their teachers and peers on a regular daily schedule just as they would if they were enrolled in a traditional school. However, in the virtual model, learning sessions take place online and there is not in-person interactions with the teacher or students. Students with IEPs and 504s will receive their services virtually as well.

The materials used in virtual learning are the same materials used in all OUSD schools (e.g. Go Math for math, Benchmark for ELA, etc.).

For additional information regarding our program and/or registration information please contact Wendy Kroenke at wkroenke@oside.us. You may also visit our Virtual K-5 program online.

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