Flexible E-Learning Days

Centennial's Flexible E-Learning Day Plan

 

Información en Español

What is a Flexible E-Learning Day?

"E-learning day" means a school day where a school offers full access to online instruction provided by students' individual teachers due to inclement weather. A school district that chooses to have e-learning days may have up to five e-learning days in one school year.

Why Flexible E-Learning Days?
Flexible Learning Days are intended to counter the loss of curriculum momentum resulting from school cancellations due to Minnesota’s winter weather. Flexible Learning Days cannot replace the face-to-face time students have with their teachers but it can provide better continuity when school is interrupted. Flexible Learning Days also negate the need for makeup school days, helping families more effectively plan activities. This is a “pilot” year to test this strategy’s effectiveness in Centennial.

Process
Parents/Guardians will receive an automated phone call and/or text via the School Messenger service based on information provided by each family indicating school will be closed. Announcements will be made on Twin Cities television stations, and the school district web page, www.isd12.org, as early as possible that school will be closed. Students should not report to school, but should engage in flexible learning activities as assigned.

  • Teachers in Grades 6-12 will post work in Schoology by 10:00 AM for the students they would have seen that day.
  • Students in Grades PreK-5 will have assignments posted on the District Webpage.

Staff Availability
Teachers, administrators, and other licensed professionals will be available by email or via the grade-appropriate digital learning space (Schoology or SeeSaw) from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

The staff directory on the district website includes staff email addresses.

Student Work
Student work on Flexible Learning Days will follow the guidelines provided by teachers.

  • Student work must be submitted within 1 week after a school cancellation. This is how the District will track attendance on Flexible Learning Days and allow students who do not have internet access at home an opportunity to complete the work. Students are counted present once assignments are turned in.
  • If students have questions prior or following the flexible learning day they may ask teachers during the regular school classes.
  • Learning will be exploratory and creative in nature. The lessons will expand on learning that has already happened in the classroom.

Questions?
Contact your student’s principal.