Beginning in January 2019, any student in kindergarten through 12th grade enrolled in the Riverview Gardens School District who was also enrolled as a full-time student the previous semester can opt to take a course virtually through the District-preferred provider, Launch, or through the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) organized through Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The links on this website will help students and families through the access process if that is their desired path.
MOCAP Enrollment Windows for 2020-2021
Applications for enrollment in Fall Semester: July 20, 2020 - September 4, 2020
Applications for enrollment in Spring Semester: November 16, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Steps to Enroll in MOCAP Courses:
1. Student must be enrolled in a Riverview Gardens School District school
2. Complete the MOCAP Form
3. Tina Adams-Turnipseed will be in contact with you regarding your student's enrollment in Virtual Courses.
Characteristics for Success in MOCAP Courses
When determining if enrollment in a virtual course is the best educational decision for a student, the student and parent might consider the following information:
Preferred Student Skills for Success in MOCAP Courses
o Student has demonstrated time-management skills that indicate the student is capable of submitting assignments and completing course requirements without reminders.
o Student has demonstrated persistence in overcoming obstacles and willingness to seek assistance when needed.
o Student has demonstrated verbal or written communication skills that would allow the student to succeed in an environment where the instructor may not provide nonverbal cues to support the student’s understanding.
o Student has the necessary computer or technical skills to succeed in a virtual course.
o Student has access to technology resources to participate in a virtual course.
o Student previously has been successful with virtual coursework.
If you would like to sign up for MOCAP class click here
Behavioral Expectations for Students
Students at all levels will engage in virtual instruction sessions on Google Meet. To ensure a positive and productive learning environment during these sessions, it is important that all students adhere to the following behavioral expectations.
o Always be respectful and courteous to other students and teachers during Google Meets. Inappropriate, offensive or threatening comments; misrepresentation of identity, and/or disruptive behavior by any participants during Google Meet sessions will not be tolerated.
o Students must use their RGSD email account to log into a Google Meet session.
o Login credentials must not be shared. Sharing of login information violates other students’ and teachers’ rights to confidentiality, and could allow class participation by unauthorized persons and/or lead to disruptive behaviors that detract from a productive and positive learning environment.
o Students who are disruptive and/or “trespass” Google Meet sessions will receive appropriate consequences.
Privacy Guidelines for Parents/Guardians
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during distance learning, all parents/guardians are asked to follow the following privacy guidelines.
o Google Meet virtual instruction is designed for students. To prevent disruptions to the learning environment, parents/guardians should not actively participate in check-in sessions, although parents/guardians may assist their child with technology and/or remain nearby.
o Do not video record, audio record, photograph, live stream, or transmit in any other way any part of a Google Meet, including not posting on any social media platform.
o Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating during Google Meets should not be collected, discussed or shared.
o Parents/guardians should not engage with students during Google Meets. If you need to speak with your child during a check-in session, first mute your child’s microphone.
o If a parent/guardian has a question, please email your child’s teacher.
Parents/guardians should email your child’s principal with any questions or concerns regarding privacy or virtual classroom expectations.
To increase your awareness and understanding of RGSD’s expectations, resources, supports and processes, please view our 2020-2021-Student Parent Handbook
Thank you for your support and cooperation in ensuring that distance learning is a positive, productive and enjoyable experience for all participants.