E-Learning Days through April 30, 2020
Following guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago Public Health, and the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools, the Resurrection College Prep school building is closed and all events are canceled starting on Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice. The Resurrection College Prep response to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found HERE. Based on the rapidly evolving health concerns due to the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken proactive steps to move to an e-learning platform starting Monday, March 16, 2020. E-learning days are currently extended through April 30, 2020.
The campus will remain closed and all activities and events, including athletics, are also canceled or postponed through April 30, 2020. Please refer to the update below for additional information regarding student events, athletics and other details.
Check out some photos and read about the success of our first week of e-learning.
Resurrection College Prep High School has approved the use of e-learning days on days when campus is closed due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions. During e-learning days, students will complete assigned coursework from home.
By law, the school may use up to five e-learning days per school year, and those count as official attendance days. Resurrection’s calendar provides for more instructional minutes than state law requires. For this reason, Resurrection has the option to cancel school without the need to necessarily reschedule the canceled school day or conduct an e-learning day.
How E-Learning Days Work
Here is how e-learning days would work in a typical scenario in which dangerous weather conditions or some other emergency are expected to force the closure of campus:
Resurrection teachers will use our learning management system, Schoology, in conjunction with G Suite and third-party tools to support our e-learning days. Parents/guardians, if you are unfamiliar with Schoology, please visit our Schoology Parents web page. The page also contains information on signing up for a Schoology parent account, if you have not already done so.
We will follow a modified version of our current Red/White day block schedule during e-learning days during the week of March 16-20, 2020 and the week of March 30-April 4, 2020. See the schedule HERE.
Each morning, teachers will be required to post lesson plans to their class Schoology page by 8:20 am. For longer duration e-learning situations, teachers may post the week’s content and tasks in advance for student access. Students should be ready to log-in to Schoology by 8:20 to review each scheduled classes’ lesson plans.
Each morning, students will find an organizational workload assignment via Schoology (from their seminar class). From 8:20 - 9:05, students are required to review the day's learning tasks, complete the workload assignment that identifies the learning and work they expect to complete, and then submit it through Schoology. The submission of this document is what will be utilized for attendance purposes.
Teachers will be online and available for instructional support during the times when they would normally be accessible. For example, if your daughter has Algebra I during 1st period, her teacher will be accessible for support during this time. Teachers will be available for contact throughout the scheduled school day but are only available to give direct and immediate support during the scheduled class time. Similarly, the Rankin Support staff and school counselors will be available throughout the scheduled school day and specifically from 2:30 - 3:00 pm each day to support any students in the program or in need of support.
Teachers will inform students of the various ways they may be available. These ways may include the Conference function in Schoology, Google Hangouts, discussion boards, Backchannel chats and/or email. Other forms of communication may also be used and all forms of communication between teachers and students will be through school-approved methods.
Unless specifically stated by a teacher, there is no set time when students must access and complete assignments during the e-learning day; for example, if a student has Algebra I during 1st period, the student will not be required to access and complete the materials or work during that specific time, but the teacher will be online and available for instructional support during the times when they would normally be accessible. A teacher may require students to meet and complete work during a scheduled period, but the teacher is required to give students two days’ notice about the required meeting.
A tutorial on how to use the Conference function in Schoology can be found HERE.
Parents/guardians - If your student has a medical appointment or some other circumstance that will interfere with participation in their classes or the completion of required tasks/assignments, please send an email to the teacher and the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, although Friday, March 20, 2020, was scheduled to be a non-attendance day for students, it will be an e-learning day. On Friday, March 20th, students should expect to log-in by 8:20 am and submit the day's workload assignment via Schoology by 9:05 am. Unless specifically stated by a teacher, there is no set time when students must access and complete assignments during the e-learning day.
Thank you to students, teachers and parents for your patience and flexibility as we transition into this e-learning platform during this time of crisis as we all navigate this environment.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
In advance of an e-learning day, teachers will have informed students of their process for e-learning day assignments.
During the e-learning day, students will access and complete assignments that are meaningful and continue to advance them through the curriculum. There will be a task, assignment, or both, given in every class that will take students approximately 50 minutes to complete.
As with any assignment, students will know the goal of the lesson, what resources will be needed to complete the lesson, how they will submit the work, and how it will be assessed.
Assignments may be any combination of learning tasks (instruction, reading, researching, writing, etc.), and will not necessarily be technology-based.
Unless specifically stated by a teacher, there is no set time when students must access and complete assignments during the e-learning day; for example, if a student has math class during 3rd period, they will not be required to access and complete the materials or work during that specific time. A teacher may require students to meet and complete work during a scheduled period, but the teacher is required to give students two days’ notice about the required meeting.
Teachers will make appropriate e-learning day assignments and due dates. When deciding on due dates, teachers will consider the possibility of students losing the ability to complete the work, given the nature of an emergency closing.
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