LPS will provide a temporary, fully online program for K-12 and Transition Services students during the 2020-21 school year as an alternative to attending in-person. This is a separate virtual program that is not connected to the student’s in-person school of enrollment, but supported by licensed, primarily LPS staff. There will be specific guidelines and timeframes outlining when students can return to their in-person school of enrollment. TOPS is primarily intended for students who are either health-compromised and COVID-vulnerable or who have family members who are. It is also available to families who simply do not feel comfortable sending their students back to in-person school at this time. Families should consider the social and emotional impact to their child, the student’s desire and ability to do online learning and the availability of adults to help and support the student at home.