eLearning Day

Thursday, October 3, 2019

eLearning Day at a Glance

On October 3rd, students do not come to school.

Lessons with be given online.

Assignments are due Monday, October 7th. 

Students in grades 4 through 12 take home devices.

Students in grades pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade do not take home devices. 

Assignments will be available to students on Wednesday, Oct 2, @ 8pm.

Parent/Teacher conferences for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 6th.

Staff participation in Safety & Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) training.

Friday, October 4th is a regular school day. School is in session.

FOur students sitting and smiling at camera. Round table , eating, looking at computers. eLearning, MSD of Martinsville

eLearning Day

We participate in eLearning Day each year to give students a unique opportunity to engage lessons. It’s a day of school outside the classroom. 

With the popularity of digital testing (iLearn/SAT), electronic homework in college, and technology transforming the 21st century workforce, we believe it is our responsibility to help prepare students for the problem-solving, critical thinking, and tech skills they will need for their future careers.

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recommends offering eLearning on snow days so students won’t miss a day of school or go later into the summer. This year, we would like to use October 3rd as a practice snow day to determine if a future weather-related eLearning Day is optimal for our area. Please note, for this reason (and due to lack of participation on previous eLearning Days), school labs and lunch service will be unavailable. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parents of students in grades pre-kindergarten through 6th grade will have the opportunity to meet with teachers.  Schools are sending home info with directions for both parent conferences and eLearning Day.

Fri, October 4th

School is in session. Friday, October 4th is a regular school day.

How Was This Year’s eLearning Date Chosen? 

Thursday, October 3rd was selected as this year’s eLearning Day because students in grades pre-K through 6 were not scheduled to come to school due to parent/teacher conferences. With half the district’s students out of school, an eLearning Day event was created for everyone.

For teachers and staff, eLearning Day presents an opportunity to engage in Safety or Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) training, or professional development exercises required annually from the Indiana Department of Education.

In Preparation for eLearning Day

  • On Wednesday, October 2nd, students in grades 4 through 12 will take home their Chromebooks. 
  • Students in grades pre-K through 3rd grade will not take home devices. Teachers are preparing students with fun, educational lessons that can be found on Google Classroom and SeeSaw. Classroom teachers will supply info to access these programs.
  • eLearning Day assignments will be ready for students at 8 pm on Wednesday evening for students who would like to begin lessons early.
  • Assignments can be completed using school devices, home computers, laptops, or tablets.

Safety/TBRI Training

To create a safe and enriching experience for students in school, our teachers and staff on eLearning Day will participate in continuous education classes including Safety and  Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) training, or professional development from the Indiana Department of Education.

 What Happens on eLearning Day?

  • On Thursday, October 3rd, students will NOT come to school but will receive curriculum instruction electronically. Assignments may include writing papers, making videos, creating artwork, or any activity relevant to their classes.

When Is Homework Due? How Will Attendance Be Taken?

  • Class assignments are due on Monday, October 7th.
  • Students who turn in their eLearning Day lessons will be considered present on October 3rd.

Questions About Assignments + Technology

  • Classroom teachers will be available by email for students with questions on Thursday, October 3rd.
  • A tech assistant will be available by telephone from 8am – 6pm to help with device questions. Tel 765-342-6641, ext 8040