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Questions/Answers for the eLearning Day

 

What is an eLearning day?

  • An eLearning day is considered to be a regular school day, but it will be structured differently from a regular school day.It will provide teachers and students opportunities to engage with digital resources, to collaborate virtually, and to develop digital skills that are used and valued beyond K-12. 

     

    Why have eLearning days?

  • An eLearning day will be used to make up school because of a school cancellation due to weather or other reasons.

     

    On what day of the week will the eLearning day be scheduled?

  • An eLearning day would be held on a Saturday during the school year.

     

    Why have the eLearning day on a Saturday during the school year?

  • Having the eLearning day on a Saturday during the school year provides the opportunity for more purposeful and meaningful assignments, as compared to assignments given on school days after Memorial Day when Commencement and final exams have already taken place.Additionally, a Saturday is being used because schools have to report an attendance date and schools cannot use a Monday through Friday in which the school corporation was supposed to be in session.

     

    Will the students be required to be at school on the eLearning day?

  • The Saturday would be the official school day for attendance purposes, but students would not be expected to be at the school.

     

     

     

     

    What will the students be doing on an eLearning day?

  • Students will be required to complete and turn in an assignment for each subject.Teachers will create and post their lessons/assignments for their subjects by 3:00 pm on the Friday before the Saturday eLearning day. These lessons/assignments can either build off current instruction or be used as a review of previously mastered material. Assignments will be kept to 20-30 minutes in length.

     

    What happens if the student has questions or is having difficulty with the assignment?

  • Teachers will hold three (3) hours of “office hours” during the eLearning day.The students or parents can email/contact the teacher for assistance on the assignment.  The office hours for all teachers (K-12) will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon).

     

    When is the assignment due?

  • The students will have the weekend and the following Monday, Tuesday and up until the end of school on Wednesday to turn in the assignment. Students that do not complete and turn in the assignment by the end of school on that Wednesday will receive no credit for the assignment.

     

    Since the students will not be at school on that Saturday, how will attendance be taken?

  • Students will take an attendance quiz.The quiz may be posted online or given to the students in the classroom by the teacher.  This quiz will be the official attendance tool for the Saturday eLearning day.  Attendance will be submitted to the main office by the classroom teacher.Students that do not complete the attendance quiz will receive an unexcused absence for the day. 

     

    What if students forget about completing the eLearning assignment over the weekend?

  • The teachers will be responsible for reminding their students of the deadline for submitting their assignment. Remember - students have until the end of school on the Wednesday following the eLearning day to turn in their assignment.

     

    What is available to the students that do not have access to the internet or a device?

  • Students needing access to computers may do so, either before school, during homeroom, or after school. Also, students that do not have the internet or a device that can access the internet at home, will be given the option of obtaining a packet from their teacher.The packet will include the assignment with instructions and the attendance quiz, if applicable.

     

    School was cancelled on November 12, 2019.  Will we have an eLearning day for that date?

  • No.The school make-up day for the cancellation of November 12, 2019 will be Monday, April 13, 2020.

     

    School was cancelled on and December 16, 2019.  Will we have an eLearning day for that date?

  • Yes, we will have an eLearning day for the cancellation of December 16, 2019.The eLearning day will be Saturday, February 29, 2020.

 

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