E-Learning (or electronic learning) is a term used for when students access their courses online using District 207’s extensive suite of educational technology tools rather than physically attending school.
While students routinely engage in the use of technology as part of participating in class, the District will utilize an “E-Learning Day” if we need to close one or more of our schools due to an emergency such as inclement weather or when we have determined that it is not appropriate for our students and staff to report to one of our campuses.
Please follow the links below for more information regarding e-learning in D207.
How will students and parents be notified if an e-learning day will be used?
Parents and students will be notified just as they have been informed in the past of emergency school closings. The announcement will be made via phone and email through our school messaging system and posted to the website and other social media platforms.
What will it look like for students?
Student work on this day should be independent. If a student is expressing difficulty, they should contact their teacher for assistance via email. Flexibility will be provided for assignment due dates when appropriate. E-learning will follow this Block Schedule format.
Information for parents of a student with an IEP can be found on our Special Education FAQ
What happens if my child needs assistance?
Teachers will be available to students through their school email.
When will e-learning day assignments be posted?
Assignments will be sent via email and/or posted by 10:00 a.m. on the e-learning day and be due no sooner than the next day the course is scheduled. Consideration will be given to students that need additional time to complete assignments due to unforeseen circumstances.
What if we don’t have Internet access at our home?
D207 can provide families with WiFi hotspots. If you are in need of a hotspot, please contact your child’s counselor who can provide you with information and request documents. If this is not an option for your family, students will not be penalized if they do not have Internet service, but they will be responsible for completing the work when they return to school. They may also be provided with alternate activities prior to the e-learning day to be completed on that day if they contact their teachers in advance.
Families who qualify for low cost internet may apply for Internet Essentials from Comcast or Access from AT&T. Comcast is now providing two months of free service to new qualifying customers, as well as opening up the Xfinity WiFi service to the public (Comcast press release). To connect to Xfinity WiFi look for the “xfinitywifi” network name when searching for a WiFi network on your device. Open a browser to finish making the connection.
What do I do if I have technology-related questions during an e-learning day?
If a student is having technology-related issues, please submit a help request through the ChromeDepot in the building your child attends:
Technology Staff will assist students during normal school hours.
How will attendance be taken?
For remote learning, attendance will be determined by engagement.
- Each Friday teachers will mark attendance for each student for the week in Infinite Campus. Attendance will be entered on Friday for all 8 periods, representing participation for the entire week. Attendance will be entered by 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
- If a student either does not participate in at least one expected learning activity or does not submit at least one assignment during the week, the student will be considered absent.
- Please be proactive in your communication to teachers regarding times when they cannot complete assignments or make a meeting due to illness or home obligations.
- If a student is absent for a week, we will be reaching out to help the student re-engage with school.
How will the e-learning day impact after-school activities?
There will be no school activities if school is closed.
Do e-learning days have to be made up at the end of the school year? The state has determined that E-learning days do not extend the school year, so no emergency days will be used at the end of the year due to e-learning days.