On these days, the learning that happens at school is continued at home. As many students do not have internet access, and we strongly believe in encouraging students to engage in reading and the physical process of writing, we have prepared work that is not on a computer. Since we recognize that students will primarily be working independently, we have limited the amount of work and the time it should take. Our goal is that students should spend approximately 45 minutes of focused effort on each of the three main curricular areas: reading, writing, and arithmetic. So, all work should be able to be completed in the morning, leaving the rest of the day for unlimited learning and fun options.
Teachers will be available to answer questions or provide assistance during scheduled eLearning days. Call the office, 219-878-8711, anytime between 8:30 AM and 12 noon to ask for a teacher. Teachers will be in meetings and their own learning activities so may not be available immediately, but will call back before 4 o’clock and can answer your questions or speak directly with students to coach through difficulties if needed.
This first eLearning day is also an opportunity to practice virtual days as they will be carried out in the case of school cancellation due to inclement weather. On Snow Days, students need to keep learning – Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic work are required each day. Students received home assignments for six days, November 8 is the first, and five cover sheets with expectations listed were included for any potential cancelled days. Work is due on the first day back in school. Further details are below.
Please ensure your child completes this work. Use this as an opportunity to engage in the learning process, and put the packet in a safe place so you are ready if school cancellations happen.
*Note – If Snow Days come and you cannot find your packet, links to copies are below, or you can write your own cover sheet and follow the same routine.