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Deadline Extended for Remote Academy Requests

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Deadline Extended for Remote Academy Requests
Posted on 08/13/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Deadline Extended for Remote Academy RequestsThe Portland Public Schools believes that in-person learning is the most effective way to support students and families. Remote Academy (online/virtual learning) will only be available on a limited basis for the 2021-2022 school year for students who qualify for a health accommodation.

A health accommodation is defined as a documented physical health condition for the student or a member of their immediate household for which a licensed physician requires that they not attend in-person school.

To qualify, families must complete a request form and must also provide documentation to their neighborhood school (i.e. a medical note from a licensed physician) to support the request.

Click HERE for the request form in English and a variety of languages.

The deadline to apply has been extended but we ask families to submit their requests as soon as possible before school begins so that we can plan for appropriate staffing and resources.

For students who do not qualify based on a health accommodation and wish to be virtual for this year, there are alternative options available through fully virtual schools such as Maine Virtual Academy and Maine Connections Academy for grades 7-12.