eLearning Update
Posted on 03/24/2020
eLearning Update

Hello Broncho Family !

We know that everyone is struggling to understand and migrate the current global situation.  We are all in the same boat and leaning on each other as we try and figure out how to move forward.  With that said, we want to help our students get into a daily routine as we work towards May 1 and the uncertainty that lies ahead.  Our goal to is ensure our seniors continue to move towards earning the credits necessary for graduation and our underclassmen stay on track, with credits, towards graduation.  As you are well aware, the focus from March 31-April 30 is eLearning,  much like we did with the two built-in eLearning days we had earlier in the school year.   

Below is some basic information, followed by FAQs.  As you have questions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your teachers, your counselor, or JHS administration.  They all have dedicated office hours over the next month.  Additionally, we have added phone extensions for each teacher, should you need to contact them via phone.  You simply leave the message on the phone extension and the staff member will receive the voicemail directly through their email. 

·       March 31st- eLearning will commence, as planned. 

o   Schedule for JHS- March 31-Red Day, April 1- Black Day, April 2-Red Day, April 3-Black Day

·       April 6-April 30- LSC will work off a M-W-F schedule. 

o   Schedule for JHS- All Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from April 6-April 30 will be Broncho Days (Meaning, students will have every class, every M-W-F.)

o   On these days, students will check-in and be responsible for all of their scheduled classes.

o    It is the responsibility of individual teachers to communicate with students related to course work, assignments, assessments, etc. 

·       Office Hours- Official “digital office hours” for staff are designated M-W-F from 10-12pm and 1-3pm.  Staff will make themselves available during this time to communicate with students via email, Canvas, phone if necessary, etc.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are student working days and teachers will make themselves available by responding on those days to assist students as available.   Please keep in mind that teachers may have as many as 180 students, so their ability to respond may be delayed, depending on

·       Canvas- All assignments will be posted on Canvas.  It is vital you frequently check your Canvas for each class and your email. 

 

FAQs

1.     What if I do not have WIFI?

Comcast is working with low-income families to gain free WIFI for the first two months and a low monthly fee after that.  Information is listed below:

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet from Comcast brings affordable, high-speed Internet to low-income households so you can have greater access to homework, job opportunities, healthcare and benefits, education resources, and more.

www.internetessentials.com

2.     How will I find my assignments and learn when each assignment is due?

This will be communicated by each individual teacher through Canvas.  Please check your Canvas daily for every class. 

3.     What if I have questions?

Questions can be communicated with teachers through Canvas, via email or through teacher phone extensions. 

4.     How is attendance taken?

It is the expectation that students log-in to Canvas and complete assignments for each week.  Attendance will then be taken on the following Monday for the week prior based on student assignment completion and communication with teachers.   

5.     What happens if I have technical issues with my Surface?

Any and all technology concerns should always be sent to jhstac@lsc.k12.in.us  Someone from the technology department will contact you and, if need be, will work to remotely connect to your computer to help problem solve. 

6.     When will grades be updated?

Grade updates and transferring of grades from Canvas to PS will happen every Monday during eLearning.   

7.     What does this mean for finals?

At this point we have made the decision to leave finals up to each individual teacher.  Teachers will be communicating with you as we move forward on what this will look for each individual clas.   

8.      Is my counselor available to answer questions I may have?

Yes!  Like your teachers, counselors have the same dedicated office hours and are available to communicate with you via email or over the phone.