Q. What is eLearning?
A. eLearning is learning conducted via electronic media, usually over the Internet. Everyone stays home, but education continues.
Q. How will we know it is an eLearning Day?
A. eLearning days will take place on any day the school buildings are closed for any reason. If Seton Catholic is “closed,” it will now be known as an eLearning day unless otherwise specified.
Q. How will attendance be taken on an eLearning day?
A. Attendance will be tracked based on the return of assignments the day your student returns to school.
Q. Will we receive paper/pencil homework?
A. While some teachers may anticipate a weather event and send assignments home, the idea behind eLearning is for students to utilize technology to access their work or for their work to be delivered through technology. Teachers may provide access to assignments via Jupiter, and/or email.
Q. How much time will the eLearning work take?
A. The amount of time required for work will vary depending on class, teacher, and subject area. It is recommended that teachers should assign approximately 40 minutes of eLearning material for each class taught. Therefore, the approximate amount of work for a junior high /high school student would be 4-5 hours of work to complete. Elementary students would have 3-4 hours of work to complete comprised of several subjects.
Q. How will students “turn in” their eLearning material?
A. Students will turn in completed material via one of several digital tools or it may be turned in by hand on a date specified by the teacher.
Q. Will our school have a computer lab open?
Q. Who will students contact if they have problems finding their assignments?
A. Seton Catholic’s technology director, Mr. Elstro will be available at firstname.lastname@example.org to address issues in finding assignments.
Q. Will students be able to access lessons beforehand, and download at school?
A. In some cases, teachers may anticipate a weather event, and provide assignments ahead of time. However, teachers may still include new materials via Headmaster or email.
Q. Will teachers be available to "interact" with the students during the eLearning day?
A. Yes, teachers will be available via email from 9:00 am to noon on designated eLearning days.
Q. What are the consequences for students who do not complete the work?
A. Students who do not complete any work assigned to them for the eLearning day will face the same consequences as they would face for a normal class session.
Q. What kind of support will be offered to students for understanding their eLearning material?
A. Teachers will not introduce new material on eLearning days. Students may email teachers with questions from 9:00 am to noon.
Q. My children are not home on snow days. How can they access their assignments?
A. This should be planned in advance of an eLearning Day. It is the parent’s responsibility to have a plan in place to ensure students complete their work.
Q. What if the storm knocked out my Internet?
A. If phone lines are up, report your outage to the school office by calling in before 9:00 am. A grace period of 24 hours to complete assignments would be granted after services are restored.
Q. Will we ever have a snow make-up day again?
A. In the rare circumstance that we are unable to provide successful eLearning due to a vast power outage, an excessive number of consecutive days, or other severe situation, we may have to make-up a day. However, school days successfully completed as an eLearning day count as an official school day, and will not need to be made up.
Q. What grades will be involved in eLearning?
A. All students in preschool through grade 12 will need to log in for attendance and assignments on declared eLearning days.