CAOLA Stay the Course banner Policy Overview
Lesson completion is the same as attendance when you are an online learner. Students not engaging in their courses is the primary cause of failure.

What will this look like each school day?

1. Each school day, students will login to the PowerSchool student portal anytime between 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM with their Chromebook or via a web browser on their mobile device.
  • Website Link: students will use the same username and password they use to sign-in to their Chromebook devices.
  • Please note, opening the PowerSchool phone mobile app will not work.
2. Once signed-in, their digital attendance will automatically be captured and they'll see a confirmation message on the main PowerSchool student portal page.

3. From here, students will see a direct link to Genius where they can continue progressing through their coursework or students may choose to continue their work at a different time that works better for them.

What happens if I miss the cut-off? How will I submit an excuse?

If a student doesn’t login between 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM they’ll be automatically added to their school’s attendance report. Their absence will be marked unlawful unless an excuse is submitted.

Families will receive an automated phone call sharing that their student hasn’t logged into PowerSchool and was marked absent for that school day.

Parents or Guardians can submit an excuse and educational trip requests directly to the school building following the same procedures as before and outlined on the district website:

Student Pacing

Students should work to maintain a consistent and steady pace through each week and should expect to hear from the district when falling behind in their pacing or scores.

Students who aren't engaged in their work or are underperforming will be required to attend in-person or remote check-ins with the CAOLA team. Students not participating in these required check-ins will not be allowed to remain in the program.
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