How does an eLearning Day work?

  • KCSD students will now be able to continue their lessons at home via eLearning. How will eLearning be monitored and counted for attendance?

    Teachers will assess the student’s work and determine if the student has met the instructional goals for the day. The actual amount of time online is less important than the work produced and/or created by the student to demonstrate learning and mastery of learning targets.

    As a district, we are still held accountable for attendance on an eLearning day. Students may check in for attendance using one of the following options:

    • Completing a digital assignment given by the teacher,
    • Contacting your student’s teacher during his/her office hours to determine what the student must complete/submit to meet attendance requirment or
    • Returning completed assignments to the teacher within the allotted time frame of two days.

    All contact must be made by 8:00 p.m. on an eLearning day with the exception of returning completed assignments within the allotted time frame. If none of these options are utilized, the student will be counted absent.

    What if a student does not have access to the internet?

    We are aware that not all students have internet access at home. Students without internet connections are encouraged to use public libraries or other sites with free Wi-Fi if it is safe to do so.

    Although we encourage getting assignments done on eLearning days, these assignments are not due until two school days after we return to school. In addition, if an eLearning Day is scheduled with enough notice, students will be able to download their assignments before they leave school on the previous day so they can work on their devices offline at home during the eLearning Day.

    What if the student’s device is not working on an eLearning day?

    If another internet-enabled device is available, that may be used. The student should contact Tech Support to see if they can help with the problem. If the student cannot find a way to complete the assignments, he/she should let the teacher know if possible. The student will need to take the device to the technology department to be repaired when he/she returns to school.

    Students without internet connections are encouraged to use public libraries or other sites with free Wi-Fi if it is safe to do so.What if a student cannot access YouTube videos or specific websites assigned by the teacher?

    A student needs to be logged into Google with his/her account to have the correct permissions. Here is how to be sure the student is properly signed in:

    • Open the Chrome Browser.
    • Go to www.google.com.
    • In the upper right-hand corner, click Sign in.
    • Login with the student’s Google account. (A student’s username is his/her email address: legalfirstname_lastname@kcsdschools.org.  Then enter the student’s password.)
    • Once a student is logged into Google, the student should now try to access the website or videos.

    Questions?  Select the Tech Support link to the left for contact information.

    What if a student cannot access the wireless connection at home or another remote location?

    Try rebooting the device to reset the wireless connection.  Also, verify the correct login and password for the wireless router are entered.  Questions?  Select the Tech Support link to the left for contact information.