During the 2019-20 school year, Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools will use eLearning Days after the third full school day emergency/weather closure of the year.
Review a complete, detailed Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools eLearning Day Plan HERE.
Why eLearning Days?
eLearning Provides Continuous Learning
These days are not intended to replace student face-to-face time with teachers, but provide continuous learning when a full school day is cancelled.
eLearning Days also reduce the number of makeup days needed at the end of the school year.
How Do eLearning Days Work?
- Required classwork for middle and high school students will be placed in a folder called Winter Weather on Schoology. Students should access these assignments to continue learning about class topics at home or at a location outside of the school classroom. When the class topic is not conducive to learning outside of the school classroom, other valuable learning activities will be provided.
- Required classwork for elementary students will be available on the district website. “Choice boards” will provide learning activities that align with grade-level content areas.
- Teachers (or other staff) may use additional ways to communicate with their students and their parents/guardians about eLearning Day assignments and activities. For example, teachers may contact students and parents/guardians via email or Seesaw.
- Attendance will be tracked by completion of assigned eLearning Day activities. Students will be provided adequate time to complete the assigned activities. If needed, that expectation may be met after students return to school.
How will students and parents/guardians learn about what an eLearning Day is?
In the fall, schools will share information with students and parents/guardians about the possibility of the district declaring an eLearning Day during the school year. Expected procedures for all involved will be shared.
How will students and parents/guardians learn if a school emergency or weather cancellation day is an eLearning Day?
Students and parents/guardians will be informed that an eLearning Day has been declared via Skylerts, Schoology, email, the district website or on the district social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram).
Is technology required for eLearning Days?
Middle and high school teachers will post student assignments and expectations for the eLearning Day on Schoology. If a student has indicated that they do not have Internet access, accommodations will be made so that those students are able to submit necessary assignments and meet class expectations.
Elementary teachers will post student assignments and expectations for the eLearning Day online and also communicate with students and parents/guardians about eLearning Day expectations via email or Seesaw.
How is attendance taken on eLearning Days?
Most often, student attendance will be tracked on eLearning Days through noted or documented completion of assignments and activities. Students will be responsible for doing the required daily work for an eLearning Day.
Contact Jenny Bushman, Director of Teaching and Learning at email@example.com or (320) 253-4703.
Learn more about eLearning: Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Program Plan for eLearning Days (Minnesota Statues, section 120A.414)