Omaha Virtual School offers tips for parents for online learning

Posted at 6:08 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 12:31:50-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — Schools are closed through the end of the year and everyone’s doing what they can to make sure their kids are still getting an education.

Omaha Virtual School serves about 200 students K-11. They have different curriculum and content, but do have students come on site to school at least 1 day a week and learn online with a parent coach every other day.

OVS Principal Wendy Loewenstein says their school is running as normal but missing the social interactions because students are no longer coming to school.

She recommends parents personalize the best way for your child to learn.

“Have a schedule and making sure that your student has a working space that works for them. Now that we’re a handful of weeks into this process, I would really say that parents sit down with students and say we’ve been at this about 3 weeks now, what’s working for you son or daughter?” Dr. Loewenstein explained.

She also recommends allowing them to explore their passions, like art, and don’t be afraid to get them exercise.

The Omaha Virtual school starts their enrollment registration window on Wednesday. You can find out more by clicking here.

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