At FLVS Full Time, virtual school parents serve as personal, face-to-face mentors responsible for their children’s day-to-day activities. A parent provides the structure a student needs by establishing and managing the daily routine. Our handy online scheduling tool makes it easy to schedule lessons for each subject and combine family and school activities. The parent also helps monitor attendance and ensures that the student attends state examinations as required.
In addition, the parent stays in touch with the student’s teachers by phone, WebMail (the secure internal messaging system) messages, and online meetings. Your student’s teacher will contact you early in the school year to discuss how you will work together to help your student reach his or her potential.
Understanding the Commitment
Understanding the role of the parent is key to the success of your virtual school student. In general, the age of your student determines how much hands-on time you will spend on a daily basis.
Virtual Elementary School—Starting Out Together
In grades Kindergarten–5, students require a lot of support from caring adults at home and in the virtual classroom.
Parents can expect to:
- Devote about five hours per day to overseeing their students’ schoolwork
- Set the daily schedule with varied activities and breaks
- Assist with lessons and communicate frequently with the teacher
- Help monitor student progress and comprehension
Complete Training and Support
Our virtual orientation program helps the parent understand his or her responsibilities. It also introduces all the resources and support systems made available to help the parent and student succeed. FLVS Full Time offers a searchable online support system that is available 24/7. The parent can also call a toll-free number to speak with a technical support representative. This support is available for both installation and troubleshooting.
You’ll also find support available from your student’s teacher, school staff, and other families.
Local Family Involvement Coordinators
Parents may also get involved by serving as local Family Involvement Coordinators, working with teachers to create opportunities for special projects and field trips with other students and parents throughout the year.