Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How will I know if it is an e-Learning day?
  2. What does an e-Learning day mean?
  3. What grades will participate in e-Learning?
  4. How does my child find out about the assignments or activities for e-Learning Day?
  5. How much time does my child need to spend in order to get credit for the e-Learning Day?
  6. What is the schedule for the e-Learning day?
  7. When are teachers available to interact with students and answer questions? 
  8. What if my child had specials scheduled for the day?
  9. How does an e-Learning Day impact students with IEPs/504 plans and/or EL Services?
  10. What is the due date of the e-Learning modules?
  11. What if my child is absent on an e-Learning day?
  12. What if I need technical assistance?
  13. What if I need general help?
  14. What if my wifi doesn’t work or I don’t have access to wifi?

How will I know if it is an e-Learning day?
E-learning days will be communicated via email, social media, and the District mobile app. Expect e-Learning to begin on April 2.

What does an e-Learning day mean?
School districts statewide can utilize e-Learning days which maintains flexibility for students to engage in learning outside of the classroom. It is important to emphasize that the ‘e’ in an e-Learning Day represents ‘engagement’ more so than ‘electronic’ given the guidance around building a definition of ‘an instructional day’ and to establish clear expectations around ‘student attendance’.

What grades will participate in e-Learning?
All students from early learning through grade 8 will participate in e-Learning. Students will have the option to engage in e-Learning assignments via online modules or printed materials.

How does my child find out about the assignments or activities for e-Learning Day?
E-Learning modules (activities) will be posted on the school website and the teacher will send an e-mail by 8:30 a.m. The e-mail will include information on how to take attendance, where to find technical support, and how to access the e-Learning modules (learning activities).
Click below for links to each school's e-Learning activities.
Central
Fierke
Fulton
Kruse
Memorial

Please Note: Assignments and activities may not be uploaded to the Assignment document until the morning of the class date listed. All assignments will be posted by 8:30 a.m. the morning of the class.  

Additionally, paper copies of information regarding e-Learning days and assignments will be available via hard copy to all School District 146 students.

How much time does my child need to spend in order to get credit for the e-Learning Day?
Teachers have developed e-Learning day modules (activities) and lessons that are aligned to the current curricular scope and sequence that will take approximately 2-3 hours for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and 1 hour for students in Early Childhood.

What is the schedule for the e-Learning day?
All schools will run on the following schedule:
8:30 a.m. - e-Learning modules and e-Learning references/links are e-mailed to families and posted on the school website
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Teacher and Student Interaction: 3-hour block of student engagement, instruction, supervision, monitoring, and support
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Teacher Duty-Free Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Teacher Planning and Preparation: verification and assessment of student work/engagement, planning and preparation 

When are teachers available to interact with students and answer questions?
Teachers will be available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Teachers can be reached via e-mail, Schoology, Seesaw, Class Dojo or Google Classroom, etc. Your child’s school will communicate which learning management system will be used in addition to e-mail for communication.

What if my child had specials scheduled for the day?
Students should select the e-Learning module(s) (Art, Music, PE, Encore, etc.) based on their current scheduled special/encore rotation. For example, if your child has PE on Monday then your child will select PE on Monday.

For CMS students, included in the daily communication with parents will be one daily lesson which will include both PE and Encore activities.

How does an e-Learning Day impact students with IEPs/504 plans and/or EL Services?
For students with IEPs and 504 plans, the accommodations built into those plans will apply to e-Learning assignments. Alternative assignments may be substituted related to IEP goals. Students who have direct related services will engage in an activity provided by the related service personnel (OT, PT, Speech, etc.) on an e-Learning Day.

For students that receive EL services, the EL teacher will be available for support. Modules will have appropriate accommodations based on a student’s English Proficiency.

What is the due date of the e-Learning modules?
We expect students to engage in e-Learning modules starting at 8:30 a.m. However, we realize that a number of variables may prevent students from completing work continuously throughout the day. Any assignment that is expected to be turned in on the same day can be submitted until 9 p.m. Students that complete the print version of the e-Learning modules will be expected to bring in the completed assignments to school during the week it was assigned or turn in assignments when school resumes session.

What if my child is absent on an e-Learning day?
On e-Learning Days, District 146 will require students to submit attendance using a Google Form.

Elementary classroom teachers will share the student attendance link each e-Learning Day with their respective families by 8:30 a.m. 

CMS: Period 2 teachers will send their Period 2 students the link for attendance to be completed each day. Information about how attendance is taken will be sent to parent and parent will be contacted regarding attendance concerns.

What if I need technical assistance?
Complete the following form by clicking on this technical assistance link between 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. This form is being monitored by technology assistants in the district during this time.

If you cannot access the digital form, contact the tech department answering service at 708-342-7431.  

If for some reason, tech support cannot resolve your issue, students will be guided to follow the alternate plan, using hard copy and print materials. Additionally, a log will be shared with classroom teachers to indicate technical assistance requests.

What if I need general help?
Contact your child’s teacher. If your teacher cannot help, contact your principal.

What if my wifi doesn’t work or I don’t have access to wifi?
There will be alternate plans for students to complete their assignments without wifi-access. Comcast also offers free wifi through Internet Essentials.  You can sign up for free wifi by clicking here, or learn how to access wifi through hotspots provided by Comcast hot spots information, or AT&T
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