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Independent Study


Parents and guardians of enrolled students have the option to enroll their child in in-person instruction or independent study for the 2022-2023 school year.


Parents and guardians have the right to request a student-parent-educator conference to ask questions before making the decision about enrollment or disenrollment in the various options for learning. The conference may be conducted by telephone, videoconference or in-person. If you wish to request a conference for your pupil, please contact Shelby Price at (530) 224-4100 or 

Procedures for Enrolling, Disenrolling and Re-enrolling in Independent Study

To enroll in independent study for the 2021-2022 school year, there must be an agreement in place for each student. The agreement must be signed by the student's parent, legal guardian, or caregiver. To access the agreement, log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. For students with exceptional needs, the student’s individualized education program (IEP) must specifically provide for independent study before the student can begin participating.

If you wish to have your student return to in-person instruction during the school year, you may provide notice to the contact information provided below, and your student will be returned to in- person instruction no later than five instructional days after we receive the notice.

Students may re-enroll in independent study at any time during the 2022-2023 school year by providing notice as provided below.

Instructional Time that a Student Will Have Access to as Part of Independent Study

For transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade, there will be a plan to provide students opportunities for daily synchronous instruction.

For grades 4 through 8, there will be a plan to provide opportunities for both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction.

For grades 9 through 12, there will be a plan to provide opportunities for at least weekly synchronous instruction.

Live interaction means interaction between the student and the teacher, aide or other personnel and may include peers; this interaction may be in person, by internet or phone.

Synchronous instruction means classroom-style instruction, or small group, or one-on-one instruction delivered in person or by internet or phone and involving two-way communication between the student and teacher.

If you are interested in independent study for your pupil or pupils, or wish to schedule a conference with staff, please contact us.

Shelby Price