E-Learning Day Plan for Chisago Lakes School District

  • What is an E-Learning Day? 

    We believe that learning continues beyond the classroom walls. An E-Learning day is a day where students complete flexible learning activities and assignments at home. An E-Learning Day would take place where we have traditionally had a snow day and closed school due to inclement weather. For the 2020-21 school year and beyond, Chisago Lakes School District may implement an E-Learning Day during planned snow days. 

    Why is Chisago Lakes implementing E-Learning Days? 

    Depending on the grade level, all students have a required number of minutes/days of “seat time” that is set by state statute. Implementing E-Learning days allows the learning to continue and better protects our calendars from the need to make up snow days at the end of a school year or during spring break. E-Learning days can not replace the face-to-face time students have with their teachers, but they can help us maintain student learning. 

    What do E-Learning Day Lessons Look Like? 

    • Elementary Levels (K-5): E-Learning activities will be created in Seesaw (K-1) or Google Classroom (2-5) and assigned to students. Activities will be shared by 9:00 AM. Parents are encouraged to download any app needed to support learning at the beginning of the year. 
    • Middle School Levels (6-12): Activities and assignments will be assigned to students through Google Classroom and posted by 9:00 AM. 
    • High School Levels (9-12): Activities and assignments will be assigned to students through Schoology and posted by 9:00 AM. 

    Student Expectations: 

    • Access flexible learning activities. 
    • Complete activities and assignments. 
    • Communicate with teachers via email or other appropriate digital media.  

    Parent Expectations: 

    • Monitor and support student progress in accessing and completing activities. Communicate any questions to teachers via phone/email. 
    • Students reported as absent by their parent/guardian will follow the school’s makeup procedures to complete the work missed. 

    Staff Expectations: 

    • Teachers will post assignments by 9:00 AM. 
    • Teachers will be available via email and Google Hangouts (phone number or online) from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
    • Take attendance. 
    • Case managers of students with individual education plans (IEP) will be in contact with them to support needs. Students will receive accommodations per their IEP. 

    E-Learning Day Expectations Differ by Grade Level

    Students learn and grow with practice, and expectations for students to complete activities under an independent learning environment will increase in higher grade levels. E-Learning days allow students to focus on growing their self-direction and practice. 

    E-learning days will include choice and flexibility for families. 

    How long do students have to submit assignments? 

    Students have three days to submit E-Learning Day assignments.  

    How will teachers provide feedback to students? 

    Feedback will differ depending on the assignment. It may be online comments or provided when school resumes. 

    How will we take attendance? 

    At the elementary level, teachers will take attendance via email, phone call or participation in the activity.  parents/guardians. At the middle and high school levels, attendance is verified after students submit the assignment for their classes. Students who do not log in will be contacted by their teacher to verify they are aware of the assignments for the day.

    How will we communicate an E-Learning Day? 

    E-Learning Days will be communicated via SchoolMessenger email, automated phone call, posted to our website and included in the information provided to local news agencies regarding school closures.