Why Flex Learning Days?
Flex Learning Days are intended to provide access to learning when schools are closed due to inclement weather. While these days cannot replace the value of face-to-face learning time with teachers, they can provide continuous learning when school is cancelled. Flex Learning also eliminates the need to add make-up days to the end of the school year, helping families and staff plan their summer activities.
Flex Learning Day Notification
Clear communication of a Flex Learning Day going into effect is essential. ISD 110 will be using the same communication platforms that have been used previously to notify ISD 110 communities of school closures due to inclement weather. If it is the third or subsequent school closure due to inclement weather, and ISD 110 school officials have decided to implement a Flex Learning Day, the school closure notification will also state it is a Flex Learning Day.
Grades E-5 Flex Learning Days - Choice Boards
Grades E-5 teaching staff will develop Choice Boards for Flex Learning Days. Staff will have Choice Boards ready and will email to parents by 9:30 am on a Flex Learning Day. Upon completion of the Choice Board, the student and caregiver will sign the Choice Board and the student will return it to school. If families do not have access to print Choice Boards, they may document which activities were completed on a separate sheet of paper, sign, and then return that paper to school. Completion of Choice Boards for Early Childhood is optional.
Grades 6-12 Flex Learning Days - Schoology
Grades 6-12 teaching staff will post their Flex Learning Day assignments to Schoology by 9:30 am. Course work may include, but is not limited to, online discussions, quizzes/assessments, online readings, completing assignments using digital resources, such as Google or other online tools. In some cases, students may be directed to complete offline activities, such as textbook readings or other assignments.
Communicating With Your Teacher(s) on a Flex Learning Day
Teachers, principals, and other licensed professionals will be available by email or phone (via Google Hangout). Since teachers do not have access to their school voice mail when they are off campus, email is the preferred tool for communication. If a student or parent requests phone communication, they should email their preferred phone number to their teacher with a preferred contact time. The teacher will then call that phone number using Google Hangout. Staff email addresses are posted in the ISD 110 Staff Directory.
Student Attendance on a Flex Learning Day
Attendance will be based on work completion. Elementary students will turn in their signed Choice Boards, while secondary students will complete their course work in Schoology. We realize that some students may need accommodations in order to complete their work. Some of those reasons may include a lack of Internet access, an IEP or 504, or the absence of immediate caregiver support in completing their coursework. For these reasons, coursework will be due on the third day after a Flex Learning Day is implemented.
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