Frequently Asked Questions about eLearning
What is eLearning?
eLearning is the use of technology to enable students to learn anytime and anywhere. We will use virtual eLearning Days for most days when school is closed due to bad weather.
What is an eLearning Inclement Weather Day?
On eLearning days used for inclement weather, students will not report to school, but will engage in eLearning activities using technology. The number of virtual eLearning days used and whether or not we would have two virtual eLearning days in a row will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
How and when will students and parents know if an eLearning Day will take place?
Inclement weather cancellations and the announcement of an eLearning Day will be relayed through the school’s mass notification system, district/school websites, mobile app, social media (Facebook and Twitter), and local media.
How will students be informed about assignments during an eLearning Day?
All parents and students should become familiar and bookmark their teachers’ websites prior to an eLearning Day. All teachers will post contact information and assignments to their websites by 9:00 a.m. on an eLearning Day and will be available online during their office hours, which will be posted on their websites.
How will students obtain assistance from teachers on an eLearning Day?
Teachers will be available through email and will post other means of communication on their websites.
How much school work will students be required to accomplish?
Students will be assigned virtual classroom work from each class or subject they have in a normal school day. Each lesson will be relevant to current instruction and should not take students much time to complete when on task. We do not want to overload our students with busy work. By using current instruction, we can give them work to prepare for state assessments and meet educational standards that they missed on the inclement weather day.
How much time is the student expected to work online during an eLearning Day?
No minimum or maximum amount of time is expected. Students should complete their work carefully, using the amount of time that is appropriate for them.
When will assignments be due?
Students will have two school days after the last inclement weather day to turn in assigned work.
Do students with identified special learning needs have an alternative means to access their education on eLearning days?
Yes, individual supports, services and accommodations for students with an Individual Education Program (IEP) or a Section 504 Plan will be reviewed, discussed and agreed upon at the student’s IEP or Section 504 meeting. All accommodations will be met during the eLearning day or the two school days after returning.
Will my student have an opportunity to learn more about how an eLearning day works?
Yes, our schools will schedule a Mock eLearning Day where students will come to school, and teachers will show students how to retrieve and complete their digital lessons just like they will do during a real eLearning Day.