Crothersville participating in eLearning days



Crothersville Community School Corp. students will participate in eLearning days this year to make up for lost instructional days because of inclement weather.

Adam Robinson, principal of Crothersville Junior-Senior High School, recently announced the eLearning days will be from 8 a.m. to noon March 30, April 2, April 13 and May 7. The latter three originally were built-in snow days on the school calendar.

A traditional makeup day, which involves students being in school, will be Monday on Presidents Day.

For the eLearning days, students will take their iPads home to complete their daily work. Teachers will be available to assist them through email or by phone should students have questions or problems.

Students and parents will be instructed on where they can access the instructional content prior to the eLearning day. Material will be accessible during the week of the eLearning day but must be completed outside of the classroom.

All assignments must be turned in to the classroom teacher on the day following the eLearning day.

“It is important to note attendance will be recorded based on student work turned in for the eLearning days,” Robinson said.

Students who don’t have internet access at home will be able to download their assignment to their iPads prior to the eLearning day. If a student doesn’t have internet access at home, the elementary computer lab will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on the scheduled eLearning day. A parent must accompany their child to the school.

All students are expected to participate in eLearning days. Sick days may not be used for nonillness-related absences on eLearning days.

Students will be provided work that reflects the teacher’s daily lesson plans to ensure learning continues in all curricular areas, Robinson said.

“Many school districts in the state of Indiana are successfully using eLearning days to fulfill inclement weather makeup day requirements,” he said. “Together, with your support, Crothersville Community Schools can do the same.”

The state began allowing school corporations to apply for the program in 2015 so they could make up missed days because of winter weather and not have to add on days at the end of the school year.

This is the second school year for Crothersville to be fully 1:1, meaning all students are issued an iPad they can take home, so the corporation can use eLearning days to make up missed days.

In 2016-17, both of Crothersville’s eLearning days were on built-in snow days that fell on Mondays.

In the second semester of the 2015-16 school year, Crothersville chose to do eLearning days on two Saturdays. For students who weren’t 1:1 at the time, they could complete their assignments on a home computer, at the library, on a smartphone or in the elementary school computer lab.

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Crothersville Community School Corp. has set eLearning days for 8 a.m. to noon March 30, April 2, April 13 and May 7 to make up for school days missed because of inclement weather.

Teachers will be available for questions regarding their assignments during posted office hours. They will provide students with a means to contact them during these hours.

Anyone who experiences technical issues may contact Crothersville Elementary School at 812-793-2051 or email the Crothersville Tech Help Department at [email protected].


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