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?
· SNOW DAYS ARE A THING OF THE PAST
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
-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!