Digital Learning Days

posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:22 PM by Jason Borgstrom

Date: February 15, 2019

To: Staff, Students, and Parents

From: Dr. Stephen Malone, Superintendent

RE: Digital Learning Days

 

The Becker School District is fortunate that we can address future school closings with “Digital Learning Days.” This is possible through our 1:1 iPad integration and that 95% of our students have internet access in their home. Digital Learning Days will advance learning during the current trimester and avoid the need to add additional “make-up” days to the end of the school year in June.


 A digital learning day is a school day when, instead of coming to the school buildings, teachers and students communicate online using Google Classroom, Email, and/or SeeSaw between hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Teachers will share assignments and hold virtual office hours while students complete assignments and receive guidance from teachers.

 

A digital learning day may occur in the event of unplanned school closures such as inclement weather or a power outage.

 

• Parents/guardians will receive an automated phone call and e-mail via the school messenger system. The announcement will also be posted on the district website, and social media.

• Students should not report to school but are expected to engage in digital learning day activities as assigned.

• Teachers will post work by 9:30 AM for the students they would have seen in

class that day.

• Teachers will be online during the school day to answer questions and provide

guidance.

• Flexible due dates and options will be provided to accommodate students who do not have internet access outside of school.

• Grades K-5 and Early Childhood will be engaged with pre-planned learning

activities.

 

Some students with special needs may face unique challenges while performing

academic tasks independently. Please contact your child’s teacher(s) or case manager for specific requests or support.

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