ECS Online Instruction days

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33

Today's Chapel Videos & ANNOUNCEMENTS

eASTER bREAK

Easter Break starts Monday, April 6th. We will return to ONLINE INSTRUCTION DAYS on Tuesday, April 14th.

Tuesday, April 14th will be another materials pick up day. The library will also be open for parents to check out books.

Special Message from Mr. Conway

Worship with Mr. Cameron, Worship Song

Worship with Mr. Cameron, Chapel Song #1

Kindergarten through 5th Grade Chapel Talk with Mrs. Pinkerton

Worship with Mr. Cameron, Chapel Song #2

6th through 12th Grade Chapel Talk with Mr. Varadi

Important Components for Online Instruction

Daily Attendance - A pitfall for the online/distance learning student can be procrastination. To help students remain engaged, each homeroom or first period teacher will take attendance. Each day your child’s teacher will post an attendance assignment. This could be as simple as a picture of your child washing the dishes or responding to a teacher’s post. The attendance assignment will be due by 10am each school day.

The Parent as Supervisor - The supervisor component is necessary in online/distance learning in order to provide accountability for the student. Supervising your child’s work could sound like a daunting task but we want to help make it as simple as possible. For our purposes we would like to ask the following from you as your child’s supervisor…

Ensure that all work, quizzes and tests are done by your student.

Be aware of due dates and remind your child.

Communicate academic concerns with your child’s teacher as needed.

Encourage your student to seek help when stuck or frustrated.

Never be afraid to ask your student to show you his/her classwork.

Ensure that your student has sufficient time in his/her schedule to complete their work.

Provide your student with an appropriate, well lighted area to work. The kitchen table or counter works great!

Make sure your student takes enough breaks. Just like a regular school day, they should go outside and play between subjects. They can also work on their P.E. logs to help get the wiggles out....and get out their with them too if you can. They will love it!

Student Expectations - Students, because the setting is different, your tendency could be to not take online/distance learning as serious as classroom learning. We want to challenge you to work just as hard during our Online Instruction Days as you would on normal classroom days. The following will help you stay on task and be successful…

Complete your teacher’s attendance assignment by 10am each school day.

Complete your classwork on time.

Submit your own work. Do not wrongfully take from someone else.

Younger students, please ask for help from your parents when you are stuck. Older students, ask your teacher when you need help.

Video Conferencing - We realize as parents you have a new set of demands on you. We want to be a support to you during these difficult weeks as well as continue to teach and challenge your children. We realize that the nature of the new program simply doesn't allow for student/teacher interactions at the frequency of the traditional program. However, those student/teacher interactions are key to a student's success. We desire to be even more intentional about creating them. Starting this week we will begin a new school effort of video conferencing more frequently with parents of younger students and students themselves.

  • Kindergarten through 5th parents: Please be on the lookout for video conference invites from your child's teacher. If you are not able to video conference, phone calls will work as well.

  • 6th, 7th and 8th students and their parents: With the start of the 4th quarter, if a student drops below 70% in a class, the student will need to attend a Zoom conference with the teacher. The teacher will initiate the conference and the student will be expected to join. The purpose of the meeting will be to help the student identify how best to improve their grade. Teachers will continue to offer open conferencing hours as well.

Jr. High Teacher Hours

Jr. High teachers are available to assist their students during the following hours, Monday - Friday.

Mrs. Chavez: 9:00-3:00 email, Zoom, Hangouts

Mr. McKinlay: 9:00-3:00 email, Hangouts

Mrs. Mitchell: 8:00-4:00 email, 1:00-4:00 Hangouts

Mr. Varadi: 9:00-3:00 email, Hangouts