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eLarning Calendar Days COVID-19

eLearning Days
Posted on 03/25/2020
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Edinburgh Community School Corporation

“Empowering and encouraging all students through Education.”

 

Students, parents and staff of the Edinburgh Community School Corporation,

 

The pandemic created by the COVID-19 “coronavirus” is unprecedented.  There is still a lot that we don’t know about this virus. We do know that this virus spreads from person-to-person. Since the education business is a “people-intensive business,” changes need to be made to prevent the spread of the virus. This is what has led Governor Holcomb to cancel all schools until May 1, 2020. In fact, schools will not be responsible for the usual 180 instructional days to receive funding. We have been given 20 “waiver” days which makes us accountable for 160 days of instruction.

 

In my previous memorandum, I shared that March 23-27 will be “waiver” or non-instructional days. Our teachers will be preparing lessons for our upcoming eLearning Days. 

 

From March 30 through April 3 we will have eLearning Days. 

 

From April 7 through May 1 we will use an alternating pattern of Monday, Friday – Waiver or non-instructional days and Tuesday through Thursday we will have eLearning Days. The only exception will be Good Friday, April 10 which is a holiday/vacation day.

 

Beginning April 6 will be:

April 6 – Waiver Day (No instruction)

April 7-8-9 – eLearning Days

April 10 – Good Friday – Vacation Day

April 13, 17 – Waiver Days (No instruction)

April 14-15-16 – eLearning Days

April 20, 24 – Waiver Days (No instruction)

April 21-22-23 – eLearning Days

April 27, May 1 – Waiver Days (No instruction)

April 28-29-30 – eLearning Days

 

Once we hear from Governor Holcomb regarding the remainder of May, 2020, we will share our calendar plans.

 

Also, as you may or may not be aware, all test has been cancelled for the duration of the 2019-20 school year. Those tests include: iRead-3, iLearn grades 3-8 and End of Course Assessments, ISTEP, I AM, WIDA, and ISPROUT.  

 

We know these are strange and “scary” times for everyone. The best thing that we can do is follow the recommendations from our medical experts which include washing your hands, cover your mouth when you sneeze, stay home when you are sick and see your doctor if you become ill.  As an educator, I recommend that students, parents and staff members establish and follow a regular schedule.  Watch your diet, exercise and keep a positive attitude. 

I have no doubt that with some of the brightest scientists and medical doctors a cure will be forthcoming. Think positive. Together, we can do this.

 

 

 

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