Southern Door High School Principal Steve Bousley credits parents with the early success of its remote learning this year. Students at the school are participating in all of the same classes they would have been in prior to the building closing due to COVID-19, including hands-on courses like music and technical education. While the teachers have been able to adapt the way they are carrying out the lessons, it is the parents making sure the work is getting done and answering questions in need of more immediate feedback. Bousley credits the communication the school has had with its parents for making the transition from in-person to virtual learning smooth.
He also credits the district’s technology availability and partnership with the Rural Virtual Academy for making things easier for students and staff to not skip a beat despite class not being session.