eLearning Day Parent Portal

Need Help? Read below for specific information regarding eLearning day procedures for a FORCED SHUTDOWN? Don't know how to access Canvas? Can't connect to your Wi-Fi? Find answers to these and more questions below!

Important Facts:

1. All students grade K-12 WILL bring home student devices AND chargers. Students are responsible for taking care of their school devices.

2. In the event of a forced shutdown eLearning day situation, students will submit work online through the use of a LMS.

3. Teachers will post on the LMS daily to notify students and parents of what assignments will need to be done daily. Grades 1-12 students will find their work posted on Canvas. Kindergarten will find their work posted in Seesaw.

4. If students DO NOT have access to the internet at home, they will be provided alternative ways to submit work via paper assignments. All materials will be due WITHIN THREE DAYS after we officially return to school. (**In the event of a multiple weeks closure, attendance will be taken each week on Sundays and students will NOT have extra days to make up work when school resumes. The district would communicate to all parents should this be the case.)

4. Less than 15% of our students do not have access to the internet. If your child does not have access, you can refer to the document that provides information for facilities that have free wi-fi around town, granted public areas are still open and accessible. Please click here to see a list.

5. Completed eLearning assignments will be used to determine attendance on an eLearning Day. If students fail to submit assignments online or hand work in when on the day they return from school, students will be counted absent for those days.

6. A blended teaching approach could be used by teachers to teach NEW material and/or review previously taught material. School devices AND physical textbooks/worksheets may be sent in order for students to complete assignments.

7. Teachers will be available to assist with questions from 8-3 on emergency eLearning days and will communicate to parents either on the teacher’s website, through emails to parents, on the class Canvas page, Remind, Bloomz, etc.

8. You should expect your child’s work on an eLearning day to take 10-15 minutes per subject to complete.

9. Communication about official forced closures will come from the central office, via SchoolMessenger. All parents will receive contact from their child’s teacher about specific information pertaining to their class/course.

10. If parents need ANY help or have questions, they should first contact classroom teachers. Parents can also look on the “Parent eLearning Day” website that is located on each elementary school’s website under the “eLearning Day” tab. Parents can also fill out a support ticket and get further assistance from a GJCS technology support staff.

11. For special education students, attempts will be made to provide accommodations and modifications to learning online. However, if needed, extended school year options may be explored to provide students with required services.

Help Guides: (Click on the links below to view help guides)


Helpful At-Home Parent Resource for eLearning Days


eLearning Letter.pdf
Device Acceptable Use Contract.pdf

IMPORTANT!!!!

ALL students (K-12) WILL be allowed to bring home school devices in the event of an eLearning day, to complete online work. All student devices will already have ALL apps and websites bookmarked for use, as that is what the students are currently using in class daily.

*It is EXTREMELY important to understand that if your child does NOT take home a school device, that you will be responsible for ensuring they have a device to complete online work. For students grades 1-5, they MUST use a device that is a laptop (Google or Windows) or a Desktop. They CANNOT use an iPhone, iPad, or Tablet to complete work due to web-based material, Flash, and rostered material.

***For KINDERGARTEN ONLY... If your student does NOT take home a school device, YOU will be responsible for downloading the appropriate apps on your personal devices and obtaining their username and passwords for each program from their teacher. A list of apps include, but is not limited to: Seesaw Student App, Curriculum Associates (iReady), Raz-Kids (Learning A-Z), or more.

Need Help? Want to know what the procedures are for PLANNED eLearning day? Don't know how to access Canvas? Can't connect to your Wi-Fi? Find answers to these and more questions below!

Important Facts:

1. eLearning will be utilized only AFTER all snow make-up days are used.

2. All classroom work will be posted by 3:00 pm the day before the eLearning day. Grades 1-12 students will find their work posted on Canvas. Kindergarten will find their work posted in Seesaw.

3. Teachers will have set office hours that will total 3 hours and will be communicated to parents either on the teacher’s website, through emails to parents, on the class Canvas page, Remind, Bloomz, etc.

4. You should expect your child’s work on an eLearning day to take 10-15 minutes per subject to complete.

5. Completed eLearning assignments will be used to determine attendance on an eLearning Day.

6. Most students should be able to complete most of their work on their own without assistance from a parent.

7. Less that 15% of our students do not have access to the internet on a weather cancelled day. If your child does not have access, you can refer to the document that provides information for facilities that have free wi-fi around town. Students will have 3 school days to turn in assignments, so the student can always work on those things during free time at school as well. Please know that this free time for elementary might be during recess.


eLearning Day Frequently Asked Questions for Parents (1).pdf