E-Learning Days at MVHS
This year, we will be having E-Learning days instead of canceling school when there is severe weather. This approach provides the opportunity to have instruction continue in a way that models for students that learning can happen anywhere and anytime. It also helps students further develop the technical and organizational skills necessary to work independently.
An E-Learning Day is 5 hours in length and teachers will be assigning work that collectively should not extend beyond this time frame.
Examples of the type of work include:
- A continuation of the class curriculum;
- Time to continue working on a project or an other long-term assignment; or
- An assignment that has value and is relevant to the course regardless of the current unit of study.
How will I know there is an E-Learning Day?
The district will announce an E-Learning day in advance of a typical weather (cold or snow) cancellation. In that email will be a link for all students to record their attendance. Students should then review the work assigned to them.
How will I know what I am supposed to do during the E-Learning Day?
Individual teachers will post or share work on an E-Learning day. Students who encounter difficulty may contact their teacher. Teachers will check e-mail periodically throughout the day. Students will not be required to submit any assignment until the next face-to-face meeting of the class.
Teachers will send out communication of assignments via email or Google Classroom.
How will attendance be taken?
Parents will receive a separate email in the morning with a custom link to complete their child’s attendance. You must use the link to report your child as participating in today’s e-learning day. If you are unable to access the link, you can call your school’s attendance line. Students without Internet access can call the school attendance line.
How will the e-learning day impact after-school activities?
After-school activities will be treated the same as if school were closed. High school activities will be determined depending on the weather and road conditions. Schools will communicate about after-school activities directly with parents.
For additional information, visit the District 204 E-Learning Page.
eLearning Wellness Info
TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH:
- We know that this time can be confusing and unsettling. In addition to coursework, take this time to focus on their mental and physical well-being .
- As much as possible, stick to a routine during the day, including a healthy sleeping and eating schedule.
- Stay informed from credible sources and avoid oversaturating with news and updates.
- Look for ways to still stay connceted socially by phone or video calling; even though this is a time of social distancing, social interactions are important to our mental health and development.
- Stay active, such as running, walking or biking outside for following along with yoga or carido workouts on YouTube.
- If you are struggling during this time and would benefit from talking to a trusted adult, contact your guidance counselor or social worker
- For more information and other tips, please refer to this eLearning Resources for Well-Being