e-Learning Days at District 99
District 99’s e-Learning Program allows us to substitute emergency cancellation days with e-Learning days. On these days students will check in with their teachers virtually and use their Chromebooks to receive assignments when the school building is closed. (See the standards for emergency closing here.)
NOTE: Although we now have this option and are likely to use an e-Learning day in the event of a school closure due to weather, a day our buildings are closed may not always be able to be designated as an e-Learning day. For this reason, we have kept emergency days as part of our official calendar. Please see District 99’s 2019-20 academic calendar. You will see that we have five emergency days added to the end of the school year; the last day of school could be June 1, 2020, if emergency days are needed.
e-Learning Day Process and Expectations
- District 99 will announce an e-Learning Day via our standard emergency procedures (text, phone and email) as soon as possible in the morning.
- Using their Chromebooks and accessing the internet, students must check-in for school by 6 p.m. using the attendance form that will be sent to their District 99 email address. If they do not check in by this time, they will be marked as absent.
- In advance of an e-Learning Day, teachers will have informed students of their process for e-Learning Day assignments.
- During the e-Learning Day, students will access and complete assignments that are meaningful and continue to advance them through the curriculum. There will be an assignment given in every class that will take students approximately 50 minutes to complete.
- As with any assignment, students will know the goal of the lesson, what resources will be needed to complete the lesson, how they will submit the work, and how it will be assessed.
- Assignments may be any combination of learning tasks (instruction, reading, researching, writing, etc.), and will not necessarily be technology-based.
- There is no set time of when students must access assignments during the e-Learning Day; for example, if a student has math class during 3rd period, they will not be required to access the materials during that specific time.
- Teachers will make appropriate e-Learning Day assignments and due dates. When deciding on due dates, teachers will consider the possibility of students losing the ability to complete the work, given the nature of an emergency closing.
- During school hours (8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.), students may email their teachers if they need assistance with their assignments for the day.