eLearning Parent & Caregiver Information
In addition to planned eLearning days, MSD of Warren Township may use eLearning days during inclement weather or other events that would cause school to close. eLearning days will be announced in a similar manner that school closings are announced. District administrators will decide when/if eLearning days will occur. We believe that continuing the momentum of learning is critical for our students and provide a better educational experience for students when compared to adding another day to the school calendar in June. Warren defines eLearning as an “Extended Learning Day.” Warren will use both online and offline resources that can successfully continue a student’s learning. In some cases, digital resources will not be used.
Grade Specific Guidance
- PreK, Elementary, and Intermediate/Middle School Students - PreK-8 students can access their activities/assignments by selecting their grade level. In the event that the district has advanced warning of a possible eLearning day, the directions and activities will be sent home prior to the possible eLearning day.
- High School Students - High School students should login into their Canvas account and complete the activities assigned by their teachers.
- Renaissance - Renaissance students should login to their Canvas or APEX classes and complete the activities assigned by their teachers, or continue work in progression of the APEX coursework.
Please contact your classroom teacher if you have questions or call the eLearning Hotline 317-608-0545 (9:00am to 12:00pm).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an eLearning Day?
Warren defines eLearning as an “Extended Learning Day.” Warren will use both online and offline resources that can successfully continue a student’s learning. In some cases, digital resources will not be used.
Why is Warren Township using eLearning to make up for cancelled inclement weather days?
The primary objective is to maintain the momentum of learning. eLearning days allow students to minimize the interruptions caused by snow days and continue to make educational progress.
How and when will students and parents know if an eLearning Day will take place?
Inclement weather cancellations and announcement of an eLearning day will be relayed through the school’s notification phone & email system, Warren app, district website, social media (Facebook and Twitter), and local TV/radio stations.
How will students be informed about assignments during an eLearning Day?
All eLearning assignments and activities will be posted to the Warren Township eLearning webpage. In the event that the district has advanced warning of a possible eLearning day, activities and directions may be sent home with students in anticipation of a potential eLearning day.
How will students obtain assistance from teachers on eLearning Days?
Teachers will be available through email from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Staff email addresses can be found on the app or from the individual school website under “Explore”. If you need immediate assistance or have general questions and/or concerns, you may call the eLearning hotline at317-608-0545 during the hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If needed, your message can be relayed to the teacher.
How much time is the student expected to work online during the eLearning Day?
No minimum or maximum amount of time is expected. Students should complete their work carefully, using the amount of time that is appropriate for them.
What if students are unable to complete their assignments on eLearning Day?
Students will have five school days upon return to school to turn in their assignments. If students need additional support, their teachers will be able to provide that upon their return to school.
How will eLearning be monitored and counted for attendance?
Because we see the use of eLearning Days as part of a student’s normal learning experience, accountability for students will rely on completion and assessment of work. Teachers will assess the student’s work and determine if the student has met the instructional goals for the day. The actual amount of time is less important than the work produced and/or created by the student to demonstrate learning and mastery of learning targets.
What if a student does not have access to the internet?
Teachers are aware that not all students have Internet access at home and will provide accommodations when necessary for students without home internet access. Coursework assigned on an eLearning day will not be due until five school days after we return to school. Students without Internet connection have the opportunity to complete work over the following days allowing for students to make arrangements to use the public areas for access.
Do students with identified special learning needs have an alternative means to access their education on virtual learning days?
Special Education and EL teachers will be available for students and families during 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A parent support guide is available on the website. In the event that the district has advanced warning of a possible eLearning day, the support guide will be sent home prior to the possible event. In the event of a previously scheduled conference, the school will contact you to reschedule or hold initial case conference by phone.