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Remote learning (e-learning) FAQ for students

Glenbard Remote Learning (E-Learning) for Pandemic Preparedness FAQ for Students
*As of March 31, 2020, Illinois State Board of Education requires that all alternative learning plans be referred to as Remote Learning plans
UPDATED APRIL 9,2020

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1. What is the new schedule of E-Learning Days? How long will E-Learning be in effect?
Glenbard will now hold E-Learning days Monday-Thursday, with students not in attendance on April 10, 17, 24 and May 1. Under the stay-at-home order from Governor Pritzker, the earliest Glenbard could return to face-to-face instruction is May 4. This may be extended, depending on public health requirements. Any extension beyond May 4 will be communicated via Glenbard News email newsletter, social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), the Glenbard Website, and automated phone calls.

2. What is the timeline for students on E-Learning Days?
Beginning on April 13:

By 9AM:  Students will receive coursework for Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 on Mondays and Wednesdays in Schoology. 

Students will receive coursework for Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Schoology.

CHECK-IN: Each class will have a 30-minute check-in time each week via Google Hangout Meets. This allows teachers and students to connect via videoconferencing. Teachers may use this time to answer questions, discuss, or do short activities.  These are not required, but are recommended for students.  Each teacher will decide when the class work is due. Students will have a minimum of 24 hours to complete any assignments to allow for dealing with the pandemic situation.

By 1PM: Students must complete the Google Attendance Form in their second period Schoology course before 1PM on each E-Learning Day. This includes students with second period study halls.  Morning TCD students at North will check-in through their TCD Schoology group. All other TCD students will check in through their 1-2-3 period course in Schoology.

NEW! SUGGESTED STUDENT SCHEDULE (starting 4/13/2020)

MONDAY

Odd Day

TUESDAY

Even Day

WEDNESDAY

Odd Day

THURSDAY

Even Day

FRIDAY
Student Work Time: 10:00 to 11:00 Student Work Time: 10:00 to 11:00 Student Work Time: 10:00 to 11:00 Student Work Time: 10:00 to 11:00 Student Work Time
Period 1 Check In Time: 11:00 to 11:30 Period 2 Check In Time: 11:00 to 11:30 Period 3 Check In Time: 11:00 to 11:30 Period 8 Check In Time: 11:00 to 11:30 No Attendance
Break Time

11:30 to 12:00

Break Time

11:30 to 12:00

Break Time

11:30 to 12:00

Break Time

11:30 to 12:00

 
Student Work Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Student Work Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Student Work Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Student Work Time: 12:00 to 1:00  
Period 5 Check In Time: 1:00 to 1:30 Period 4 Check In Time: 1:00 to 1:30 Period 7 Check In Time: 1:00 to 1:30 Period 6 Check In Time: 1:00 to 1:30  
Student Work Time: 1:30 to 2:30 Student Work Time: 1:30 to 2:30 Student Work Time: 1:30 to 2:30 Student Work Time: 1:30 to 2:30  

3. What should a student do if they do not have Internet access at home?
Students who currently do not have internet access at home should call 630-942-7777  and leave a message with your first and last name, school, ID number, call back phone number and a description of the issues. A tech support person will call you back during school hours. Check out  E-Learning: Working Offline for tips on working with limited WiFi.

 4. What kind of work will students be expected to do on E-Learning Days?
Class work on E-Learning days will substantially align with what the course is currently doing. Though each class may vary, students will receive about 120  minutes of total work for each course per week. This is about 3 to 3.5 hours per day.

5. Where will the E-Learning Day  instructional materials for students  be located?
All directions and instructional materials will be posted in Schoology for each class. Login to Schoology with your Glenbard Google email and password.

6. How will students be graded?
Students should use this E-Learning time to develop the skills necessary to be successful in future courses at Glenbard and beyond. During this time, students have the opportunity to improve their grades and GPA.  A strong GPA leads to enhanced college and career opportunities in the future.

We understand that some students and families may experience challenges throughout this unprecedented time. Therefore, the grading policy for Glenbard will reflect the guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, and will not harm a student’s academic standing. While students have the opportunity to increase their grade and enhance their GPA, no student’s grade will decrease from any E-Learning coursework. In addition, student semester grades will be represented as a 5,4,3 or PASS. A PASS grade is defined as a student earning credit for the course, but not earning a letter grade that would contribute to a GPA.

 For more details and other topics, visit the Glenbard Academic Hot Topics Related to E-Learning.

 7. How is student attendance tracked on E-Learning Days?
Attendance will be recorded for the E-Learning Day in every second period class via a Google Attendance Form in Schoology. Students must complete the form before 1PM on the E-Learning Day.

If a student cannot participate in the E-Learning Day then parents or guardians should call in the absence using the normal absence notification procedures.

8.  How can students receive technical support for E-Learning Days?
Students with technical difficulties may submit a technical help request online. Students may also call the technical support phone line at 630-942-7777 and leave a message with your first and last name, school, ID number, call back phone number and a description of the issues. A tech support person will call you back during school hours.

For instructional support, contact your teachers via Schoology or Gmail.

This document is available in other languages:
GUJARATI Updated Glenbard Students: E-Learning for Pandemic Preparedness FAQ
URDU Updated Glenbard Students: E-Learning for Pandemic Preparedness FAQ
SPANISH Updated Glenbard Students: E-Learning for Pandemic Preparedness FAQ