Frequently Asked Questions
To provide an option for those few students whose health would be at risk by attending in-person instruction.
It is provides an option for a student to be educated at home, independently.
The legislators recognized that in-person instruction could be detrimental to some students' health.
The I.S. is provided by Ocean Grove (OG) (except for a few Rosemary students).
The district has informed families of the option through OG, but students would be able to attend another non-district school or program offering I.S. if they enroll in that program or school.
For 11 of our 12 schools, we are not required to provide Independent Study under AB 130. However, we are seeking to support our students whose health would be compromised in attending in-person instruction. Additionally, our teachers are not trained to provide instruction in this type of model and OG teachers are explicitly trained for this. There was not capacity in our Home school program. We did not want to provide a "roomers and zoomers" instructional program.
When students re-enroll in CUSD, we will return them to their previous school as capacity allows.
If the student is overflowed to another school, the parent should inform the enrollment dept. prior to June 1, 2022, of the desire to have the student placed back at former school. Placement will be based on capacity.
You would be able to enroll in OG for Independent Study at any time.
We will balance our classes, while also maintaining the teacher to student ratio of our collective bargaining agreement, to allow space for those students who elect to return for in-person.
Additionally, the enrollment process is dynamic and may be even more this year as the kindergarten numbers are unusually low - we may have students enroll later than usual.
While we would like to know as soon as possible, students remain enrolled in CUSD unless they enroll Ocean Grove or another program.
A student may not be enrolled in more than one school or district at the same time.
Once a student is enrolled in OG, they continue to be enrolled there until they inform the school of the intent to return to the home district.
The parent should inform CUSD of student's enrollment in another school/program.
Ocean Grove has a 25 students to teacher ratio.
All materials will be provided by OG.
That will be a decision between the famiy and OG.
OG will provide CUSD with a report for the student's progress when the student unenrolls with OG to re-enroll in CUSD.
No, OG is a public school.
It would depend on the conditions of the situation. We would continue student learning in a remote fashion.
We were told by OG senior staff that they would prioritize CUSD students for enrollment.
Materials can be mailed to your home.
The parent provides the instruction with the support of the Ocean Grove teacher faciliators.
Because it would involve enrolling to OG and disenrolling from CUSD, educational files would be transferred as in any transfer between schools.
Enrollment in OG is intendent for longer times of study. The student will be provided with remote learning if quarantining.