ECS Online Instruction days
Wednesday, March 18th - Friday, April 3rd
Spring Cleaning Day
Today's Chapel Talk:
Christians are servant-leaders because that is how their King operates!
We had hoped to have a couple worship songs for you as well but due to technical difficulties we aren't able to get them to you right now. Look for music next week!
Welcome to online Instruction days!
Hello ECS Families,
On behalf of the ECS teachers and staff, I would like to thank you for your patience and support as we have been preparing for our Online Instruction Days. Although social distancing and quarritining measures have been placed upon us, our hope is to still deliver quality, Christ-focused education. In order to do this there are a few important guidelines that will help make the online learning experience successful.
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.
Additional Program Notes:
Digital Classroom Access - We have put together this ECS Online Instruction Days website to assist you (ecsonline.us). In addition to disseminating school related information, it is designed to help organize the learning experience for our families, especially those with multiple children enrolled. Under the CLASSES heading you will see links to our Kindergarten through 4th Grade teachers’ websites. The 5th through 8th grades are using Google Classroom. If you have a 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade student, they can show you how to access their classes through Google Classroom.
Spanish and P.E. - Spanish and P.E. enrichment classes will continue during our Online Instruction Days. These classes can be accessed through the Online Instruction Days website.
Tech Support - If you experience technical issues related to the academic program, you may reach out to our tech department using the “Tech Support” button in the upper right of the Online Instruction Days site.
Above all, we want this to be a positive experience for your child and the whole family. Although the situation is difficult and we aren’t sure what to expect next, we want you to know we are committed to you. We will miss having our wonderful students and parents on campus and look forward to the time that we can gather again.
The words of Jesus are more relevant than ever as we seek God’s wisdom, strength and comfort…
“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
Mr. Conway, Principal
Escondido Christian School