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e-Learning Days will replace snow/emergency days. Please take a moment to watch this video...  e-Learning Days Video

What is an e-Learning Day?

· ISBE allows schools to utilize “e-Learning Days” in lieu of Emergency Days

· An e-Learning Day is a day where all staff and students continue learning without the interruption of a snow day or emergency day.  Students and staff are home and engaged in remote learning!


What are the advantages of an e-Learning Day?


· Students KEEP learning in the moment rather than adding instruction to the end of the school year

· Days won’t be added onto the end of the school year.  


An e-Learning Day will look and feel like a REGULAR REMOTE LEARNING DAY.  

· There is nothing new for parents or students to figure out.


What does an e-Learning Day look like for EMSD Anywhere students who learn remotely from home?

· EMSD Anywhere students follow the SAME schedule.  Students must complete 5 hours of work for the day (state requirement).


What does an e-Learning Day look like for EMSD Blended (in person) students?

· If it is a day where your child WOULD ATTEND SCHOOL, they log into LIVE lessons at:

     -8:00 a.m. for elementary 

     -9:00 for middle school 

· If it is a remote day, you must do 5 hours of work!


What does an e-Learning Day look like for students who do not have internet?

· Continue picking up weekly paper packets.  You must complete 5 hours of work for the e-Learning day.

· Turn in the paper pack to the school and make sure to note what work was done on the e-Learning day.


What does an e-Learning Day look like for parents?

· Help your child fill out the Google form for ATTENDANCE (attendance will be taken)

     -Use ClassTag or email the teacher(s) if you can’t fill out the form for any reason

· Attendance is NOT OPTIONAL.  An e-Learning Day is considered a regular day of school.

· Remind your child to follow his or her regular schedule!

· Remind your child to complete assignments (they will be graded) and/or watch videos!


What if I need help with technology on an e-Learning Day?

· Email [email protected]


What if my child is absent for an e-Learning Day?

· Please report your student’s absence to the school either ON the day of the e-Learning day (leave a message at the school) or call the school directly the next day to report an absence.

· All work missed for e-Learning days must be made up within 3 days following the absences. 


How can I communicate with teachers on an e-Learning Day?

· All classroom teachers have office hours where they can be reached

· Students can send a teacher an email or put a message in Google Chat

· Parents can reach out through ClassTag


How does the school district inform the community of an e-Learning day?

· School Messenger


     -Email (can be translated into different languages)

· ClassTag

     -Teachers can reach out to parents

     -Local newscasts still will  announce schools that are closed  - REMEMBER that EMSD is OPEN for e-Learning!


A Snow Day (or an emergency day) is NOW an e-LEARNING DAY for all EMSD 37 students!