Q: What is an e-Learning Day?
A: The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) established the Virtual Option for Inclement Weather (known informally as e-Learning Days) in 2014 as a response to schools who had the ability to provide high-quality instruction electronically in the event of severe weather that would normally require a school day to be cancelled. Provided that a school can meet several assurances, the IDOE will grant the school the ability to provide instruction to students virtually and to count the day as a regular school day. IDOE requires that all activities on an e-Learning Day take place as if a regular school day was occurring and all students have access to any individual accommodations or supports as needed.
Q: How will my child access their materials on an e-Learning Day?
A: For students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade, we will be utilizing Google Classroom to post student assignments, facilitate discussions, and submit work. All Kindergarten through 4th grade students are given a district-issued Google Classroom account to access materials and assignments.
Q: What if my child does not have internet access during an e-Learning Day?
A: We understand that not all students have access to a device and/or the internet during the day due to individual situations, such as loss of internet due to inclement weather, child daycare, multiple students at home with a single computer, parent availability during the workday, no internet provider at home, etc. Because of this, students will have five school days to complete any assigned e-Learning Day tasks and assignments and turn in the work.