Welcome to e-Learning (also known as Remote, Blended, Distance, or Hybrid Education). E-Learning is when the students and teachers cannot be together in the classroom due to weather or another type of emergency. Instead, through the use of technology, we are able to continue learning together.
How does e-Learning work? Instead of going to school each day, your child will complete assignments at home using Google Classroom.
How do you know if my student is online? Students are to complete a daily attendance question in Google Classroom.
Do I need to attend live lessons? Live lessons are the teacher providing necessary instruction in order to complete the assignments successfully. We cannot require you to attend but you may struggle with assignments by not attending.
Do I need to complete all assignments? The state of Illinois requires all elementary students to receive 5 hours of education each school day. The assignments provided to your child meet these guide lines.
Is my child familiar with these resources? Yes. All of these are activities your child is familiar with.
What about IEP Modifications and other assistance for struggling students? All options given can be done at your child's specific learning capabilities. Modifications should not be necessary but assistance may be. What if I have questions? I am available on Remind, Google Classroom, or via email. During our distance learning time, my office hours are 9 am - 2 pm each school day per district policy. I will do my best to answer your questions as quickly as possible.
Sincerely, Mrs. Judd
The key to successful e-learning is to keep it simple. Build a routine for your family that works for all of you and use it daily.
Families have taken on an enormous tasking of assisting their child in receiving an education. It is overwhelming. We get that. To ease the overwhelm, we have asked parents to focus on these core skills.
Leadership & Responsibility
Help your child become a leader and take responsibility for their own education. Remind them to answer the attendance question daily, attend live lessons, and complete their daily assignments. Please check Google Classroom often for missing assignments and feedback from instructors.
If your child is receiving a 1 on an assignment, it generally means that they pushed the "turn it in" button but did not do the work. These assignments are considered missing even if the student has "turned it in." Please be mindful of due dates and deadlines for missing assignments.
Encourage your child to read daily and often. We recommend 30 minutes of pleasure reading each day. This will help them in all of their classes. Students can read to younger siblings, older siblings, comic books, how-to-manuals, signs, ingredient labels, etc... Anything they can read they should!
Basic Math Facts
Please help your child master the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. This is involved in everything we do in math. If they know these, math will become much easier.