eLearning Day Resources
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eLearning Common Questions and Information
eLearning Days are an opportunity for students to learn from home on days when school otherwise would have been canceled due to weather conditions or other emergency situations. On eLearning Days, students use their district-issued Chromebook, iPad, home computer, or mobile device to log into Google Classroom assignments for the day and submit their attendance. They will be required to check-in for attendance and then complete assignments as a continuation of what they are learning in their classes.
Although Pennoyer School is 1:1 in grades K-8, there may be special circumstances where a device is not accessible. In this case, the student would be provided with paper materials before the eLearning day or such paper material can be sent electronically to parent or gardan to be printed.
Parents will be notified through School Messenger via email, phone and text. During the elearning days, teachers will communicate with students through email, Google Classroom, or other classroom specific communication methods.
eLearning will look different at each grade level and students will have flexibility in the timing of their eLearning Day activities. In order to track attendance, students must complete the Google Attendance Form between 8:00am and 11:00am each day. If students are not able to do this, they will be marked absent for the day. The Google Attendance Form link will be posted in the student’s Google Classroom.
Each student will need to complete at least 5 hours of school work during the eLearning Day, but will have flexibility as to when they choose to do this work. All class expectations and instructional materials will be posted by their teachers by 8:00am.
After 8:00am on the eLearning day, students will login into their Google Classroom (https://classroom.google.com) and check their daily assignments posted by their teachers for the day.
Deadlines for assignments will be determined by teachers and communicated with students. In the event that students could not get Internet access, they will be expected to complete the eLearning Day assignments within two days for all of their classes.
During eLearning days, teachers will post their lessons to Google Classroom, Pennoyer’s chosen eLearning learning management system (LMS), by 8:00am at the start of each eLearning day.
Students must login to Google Classroom between 8:00am and 11:00am to complete the eLearning Student Attendance Form in order to receive attendance credit for the day. The link will be posted in the student’s Google Classroom.
Parents and students will be contacted via email, phone call, and/or text message after 11 a.m. if the student has not completed the attendance form. If your child cannot participate in an eLearning day, please call them into school as you normally would. The student will be marked as absent for the day.
I can complete and submit work on time.
I can make sure I have wifi connection.
I can make sure I have the right technology.
I can connect with others and seek out resources if I need help.
I can be aware of learning goals and teacher expectations.
I can submit work on time so learning can continue when we are back in school.
I will communicate with my classmates online respectfully and appropriately.
Be a Problem Solver
I can check for my assignments after 8AM on an eLearning day.
I can organize/prioritize my assignments.
I can reserve time in my day to complete the assignment.
Before eLearning Days individualized plans will address the needs of students who required specialized instructional supports; teachers will work with parents on specific learning needs to ensure families are familiar with the student’s plan.
During eLearning Days, Case Managers and teachers will ensure specific needs with students and families are met. Online learning opportunities will be provided when appropriate.
Although Pennoyer School is 1:1 in grades K-8, there may be special circumstances where a device or Internet is not accessible. In this case, the student would be provided with paper materials before the eLearning day or such paper material can be sent electronically to parent or gardan to be printed. These assignments will need to be turned in upon return to school for attendance credit.
If a student has any questions or requires assistance with an assignment, just as in school, they are encouraged to reach out to their teacher. In order to support student learning, staff members will be working throughout the day and be online to answer student questions about assignments. This may be done via email, google chat or other appropriate means. Staff will be available from 9:00am -12:00pm and 1:00-3:00pm. All submitted work received from students will be responded to by teachers within 24 hours.
If students or parents need assistance with accessing student resources, they should first reach out to their teacher for assistance. If further technical assistance is required, a help-desk ticket can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the closure of the building, all afterschool activities will be canceled. Events may be made up where and when appropriate, as determined by the sponsor organization.
The Illinois State Board of Education has determined that eLearning days do not extend the school year, so no emergency days will be used at the end of the year due to eLearning days.