eLearning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
What is eLearning?
eLearning is the use of technology to enable students to learn anytime and anywhere. On eLearning Days, students do not report to school, but will complete classroom activities using technology.
How and when will students and parents know if an eLearning Day will take place?
The announcement of an eLearning Day will be relayed through the district/school’s notification system, district/school websites, F1S mobile app, social media (Facebook and Twitter), automated phone calls, and local media.
How many eLearning days could we have ?
At this time, districts may only use 3 days for eLearning. Whether or not we would have two eLearning days in a row will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
How will students be informed about assignments during an eLearning Day?
When the use of an eLearning day is anticipated, teachers will make preparations as early as possible. On the day prior to the eLearning day, packets will be sent home for students in grades PreK-1 and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom for students in grades 2-12.
What about my child in PK-1st Grade?
Students in these grades do not have take-home devices. When an eLearning Day looks likely, activities will be sent home. Your student will need guidance at home to complete the activities.
How will students obtain assistance from teachers on an eLearning Day?
All teachers will be available by email during designated eLearning office hours to provide assistance to students, give feedback on assignments, collaborate, and answer questions. Email addresses can be found in the packet of work for PreK-1, or on the teacher’s website.
Elementary: 9:00-11:00 & 1:00-3:00
Middle: 10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00
High: 10:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00
Will there be Technical Support?
The Information Technology Services Department will be working to provide technical support to all staff, students, and parents of Florence One Schools on eLearning Days. For more information see the I Need Help page.
What kinds of problems will Technical Support be able to assist me with?
Students in grades 2-12 are issued district devices which they are expected to use during an eLearning day. We will be limited in our ability to provide support on home wireless networks due to the wide range of potential problems that could arise during a weather event. We will do our best to provide support on any problems related to login and the use of devices issued by Florence 1 Schools to complete eLearning assignments. For more information see the I Need Help page.
When will Technical Support be available?
Support personnel will be available to take your call between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on eLearning days. For more information see the I Need Help page.
No Internet Access/No Power -- No Worries!
All students in grades 2-12 can access, complete, and submit work via Chromebook. For school devices WiFi will be in operation at all of our school locations and the range typically extends beyond the building into the parking lot. This may vary from school to school, location and proximity to the building itself. Students will have 5 days after returning to school to complete eLearning assignments in case of issues with internet connectivity at home.
How much school work will students be required to accomplish?
In grades prek-6, students will receive work in each of the 4 core subject areas including Reading/ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. In grades 7-8, students will receive work in each of the 4 core subject areas including ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies as well as their elective course(s). In grades 9-12 eLearning assignments will be posted in Google Classroom for each of the 4 subjects they have in a normal school day. Each lesson will be relevant to current instruction and should take students no more than 50 minutes to complete. By using current instruction, we give them work to prepare for state assessments and meet educational standards that they missed.
How much time is the student expected to work online during an eLearning Day?
From start to finish, students should spend a total of about 200 minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes) on elearning for the day. Students should complete their work carefully, using the amount of time that is appropriate for them.
When will assignments be due?
All eLearning assignments should be submitted during the eLearning day. Students who encounter difficulty will have five school days after they return to school to submit assignments.
If my student has an IEP will their accomodations and modifications be provided during eLearning days?
Yes, students will have access to all accomodations and modifications for eLearning assignments. If for any reason students have difficulty accessing their accomodations and modifications they will have 5 days after returning to school to complete eLearning assignments and be provided appropriate accomodations and modifications.
If my student has an IEP and does not participate in the general curriculum, will they have an alternate means to access their education on eLearning days?
When an eLearning Day looks likely, activity packets linked to your child’s IEP goals will be sent home. Your student will need guidance at home to complete the activities.
How will the eLearning assignments be graded?
If the assigned work is not completed and submitted within the 5-day period, the student must be coded as absent on the eLearning day. Since the assignments are just like any others, eLearning assignments will be graded in accordance with the teacher’s grading policy.
Will my student have an opportunity to learn more about how an eLearning day works?
Yes, our schools will schedule a Mock eLearning Day where students can practice how to access and complete their eLearning assignments using Google Classroom.