South Central has implemented eLearning which allows students to learn lessons and complete assignments utilizing different types of technology. Teachers create lessons and assignments that include electronic resources through Canvas, our learning management system.
An eLearning day allows students to work remotely in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. These days take place of traditional snow make-up days. There are also two scheduled eLearning days on the 2021-2022 school calendar: November 2, 2021 and February 21, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will students receive their assignments for the day?
Teachers will post assignments in Canvas by 9:00am. Lessons will take place through various learning platforms that are used regularly in class. Students should log in to Canvas to view assignments and announcements from teachers.
Do students have to be on the computer for the whole school day?
No, eLearning days are designed to give families flexibility according to needs and schedules. However, students should take into account the time needed to complete work by the required deadlines. Assignments for K-2nd grade can take approximately 2-4 hours and 3rd-6th grade assignments can take approximately 3-5 hours. Students in junior high and high school can expect work to be equivalent to the duration of each class period.
How is attendance taken on an eLearning Day?
Junior high and high school students are required to have all work completed by 11:59pm on the day of eLearning. Elementary students will have two school days to complete assignments from an eLearning day. If work is not completed, the students will refer to the teacher’s classroom policy for incomplete work.
Will teachers be available during an eLearning Day?
Teachers are expected to post all assignments for the day by 9:00am. After this time, they will have posted office hours between 9:00am to 3:00pm. You may call, email, or use the Canvas Inbox to contact a teacher.
What if we don’t have internet access at home?
Students will not be penalized if they cannot get internet service but they will be responsible for either doing alternative assignments or completing the work using the internet at the school. Please communicate with the teacher to determine alternative opportunities to complete the required activities. Other options include visiting a friend or family member with the internet or using free public Wi-Fi access such as the local libraries.
Does an eLearning day count as a required school day?
Yes, a scheduled eLearning day or an eLearning day due to inclement weather will count towards the required 180 school days per year. Students will not have to make up any days that are classified as eLearning days.
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