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eLearning Days

When we experience a disruption in regularly scheduled school days, such as due to inclement weather, and traditionally would have to cancel school, Chesterfield County School District students are able to continue their lessons at home via eLearning. For this school year, we are implementing planned eLearning days to take place throughout the school year. These days are intended for practicing the virtual delivery of instruction for grades 3-12. Kindergarten-grade 2 will receive paper packets.
Students will have regular assigned classwork on eLearning Days, and their teachers will be available electronically. Students will be required to complete and submit all assignments as well as communicate with their teachers during the virtual eLearning days.
Teachers will be expected to track virtual attendance and be available to students during virtual office hours from 9:00am -10:30am and 1:00pm -2:30pm.

FAQ:
1. What is an eLearning Day?
On eLearning Days, students and teachers do not report to school, but will complete classroom activities Through virtual instruction for grades 3- 12. Kindergarten – 2nd grade will receive hard copies of their lessons in a learning packet that will be sent home.

2. How and when will students and parents know if an eLearning Day will take place?
CCSD will communicate school cancellations and the announcement of an eLearning Day through email, phone calls, district/school websites, social media (Facebook and Twitter), and local media.

3. How will students be informed about assignments during an eLearning Day?
In grades 3-12, teachers will post their assignments on Google Classroom. Students will download their assignments to their device ahead of time at school. Physical materials will be made available at the school, if needed.

4. How will students get help on their assignments on an eLearning Day?
Teachers will be available through Google Classroom and email which will be posted on their school website. Teachers will also be available during office hours which are 9:00-10:30am and 1:00-2:30pm.

5. How much schoolwork will students be required to accomplish?
We will not overload our students with busy work but will provide meaningful learning activities related to their current unit of study or review previous content. Assignments should take a reasonable amount of time to complete when on task. The actual amount of time online is less important than the work produced and/or created by the student to demonstrate learning and mastery of learning targets.

6. When will assignments be due?
As students complete their work, they should upload their assignments if Wi-Fi is available. If an Internet connection is not available, they will have up to five school days after they return to school to turn in assigned work.
All students will initially be counted as present on the eLearning Day; however, if the assigned work is not completed and submitted within the 5-day grace period, the student must be coded as absent on the day that school was cancelled. Since their assignments are just like any others, failure to do their work will be graded in accordance with the teacher’s grading policy. As with in school assignments, parents will be notified if students do not complete their work.

7. Do students with identified special learning needs have an alternative means to access their education on eLearning days?
Yes, individual supports, services and accommodations for students with an Individual Education Program (IEP), or a Section 504 Plan will be followed as a part of eLearning. Hard copy learning packets will be available.

8. Do English Language Learners students have an alternative means to access their education on eLearning days?
Individual supports, services and accommodations for ELL students will be followed as a part of eLearning. Hard copy learning packets will be available and ELL teachers will have office hours of 9:00-10:30am and 1:00-2:30pm.

9. Will my student have an opportunity to learn more about how an eLearning day works?
Yes, our schools will schedule a practice eLearning Day where teachers will show students how to retrieve and complete their digital lessons just like they will do during a real eLearning Day.

10. When is my student’s teacher available should my child need help during an eLearning day?
Teachers will be online for office hours from 9:00am -10:30am and 1:00pm -2:30pm. Teachers may be contacted through Google Classroom and email.

11. What is the attendance policy for eLearning Day?
Students will be counted present when they:
o Complete and submit their digital assignments on an eLearning Day -OR-
o Submit completed assignments within the five-day make-up window
If neither of these options are utilized, the student will be counted absent and assignments graded in accordance with the teacher's grading policy.

12. What if I have questions about assignments or have technical difficulties?
If you have questions about assignments prior to or on eLearning day, contact your child’s teacher or principal. If a student is having technical difficulties with his or her device, please call your student’s school or email the school’s helpdesk.

13. What if a student does not have access to the Internet?
We are aware that not all students have Internet access at home. When we anticipate having an eLearning day, students will be given ample time at school to download all assignments and supporting materials prior to the eLearning day.

November ABC Teacher and Staff Member of the Month

"Mrs. Hinolan has stepped up and taken over Mrs. Garris' virtual classes AND is planning and getting work together for all 8th-grade science classes. She actually started doing this even before she was asked."

"Mrs. Hinolan has included Mrs. Garris's classes, as well as, virtual while Mrs. Garris has been out. She never complains, nor shows any signs of stress while at school."

"Hinolan is doing the job of two teachers. She teaches her class, adds assignments for all of Mrs. Garris' and teaches them virtually, them holds a question and answer session daily for them."

"Mrs. Frederick is always willing to help get students on the 'right track'."

"Mrs. Frederick takes our students to the restroom since they can’t go alone."

"Ms. Frederick is always ever ready to extend help whenever we can no longer control some behavioral problems in the classroom. She checks on us any time she could. She is a nice person to ask for help with. I truly appreciate all the help she does for me and for our team. God bless you always, Ms. Frederick."

I apologize for the delay in this announcement. Life gets a little crazy before breaks. 🤪

Thank you both for being such amazing shining stars in this building!
We are so fortunate to have you here at LMS! ⭐️❤

Coach Byrd Visits Mrs. Chapman's ELA Classes

Cheraw High School athletic director and head baseball coach, David Byrd, visited with Mrs. Chapman's ELA classes at Long Middle School last week. Mrs. Chapman's class is studying making inferences, and their unit topic is baseball. Students have been using articles, read alouds, and songs to build their knowledge about the history and impact of baseball in American culture. During his presentation, Coach Byrd shared his personal experiences in baseball over the years with the students. He also spoke about the role it has played in bringing people together in our town as well as our country over the years. Students participated in a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation and had a chance to learn more facts about baseball to increase their understanding for their instructional unit. Mrs. Chapman and her students would like to thank Coach Byrd again for sharing his time and experiences with us.

Custodian Recognition

We love and appreciate our custodians! They work hard to ensure our facilty is clean and safe for everyone as they enter our doors. Continue to strive for excellence! We love you!
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