eLearning Day

Our exciting eLearning or Flex Learning Day, as some call it, will be happening on Thursday, October 5th, 2017.
Below is info about eLearning Day that will help prepare you for this event.

 

Event Info:

eLearning Day is October 5, 2017. Students will NOT come to school on this day. Instead, they will be assigned online teacher created lessons that will be due Monday, October 9th by 9 pm.

 

Classes resume Friday, October 6th, 2017.

 

Purpose of eLearning Day

eLearning Day is an opportunity to encourage new ways for students to engage their studies. Many school corporations in Indiana and nationally are utilizing eLearning days not only for new experiences but also for weather-related school closings. For example, incorporating eLearning lessons during snow days ensures that students won’t fall behind in their curriculum.

For us at MSD of Martinsville, October 5th was chosen as our first eLearning day because our elementary schools already will be closed for parent/teacher conferences. In addition, October 5th will also give Bell, Wooden, and MHS teachers a chance to participate in professional development classes that are scheduled for that date.

More info about eLearning from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) http://www.doe.in.gov/elearning/elearning-day-program

 

How to prepare for eLearning Day?

Below is a checklist for students:

  • an iPad, Chromebook, or home computer is needed to complete assignments.
  • for students in grades 7-12 devices can be taken home.
  • for students in grades K-6, per standard procedure, devices cannot be taken home.

For students in grades K-6 and for students who do not have access to internet services at home, MSD of Martinsville schools will open their lab space to complete assignments. Please see below.

 

SCHOOL LABS FOR STUDENTS

Labs will be available for students to complete assignments on the following dates and times:

Friday, October 6th
Time: 4pm - 7pm

Saturday, October 7th
Time 9am - 12pm

School Lab Locations

Martinsville High School, Door 17
John R Wooden Middle School
Bell Intermediate Academy
Smith Fine Arts Academy
South Elementary
Poston Road Elementary
Brooklyn STEM Academy
Green Township Elementary
Paragon Elementary
Centerton Elementary

Please note that students in grades K-4 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

WI-FI in our Community

Our Martinsville business community is excited about eLearning Day and has offered spaces where students can go who need free WI-FI access on October 5th.

Morgan County Public Library

REMC--Community Room, Door 24
Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
Community Room can accommodate 30 students total in grades 7-12.

Martinsville Youth and Development Center
Grades: 5th - 8th (Intermediate and Middle School Students), Time 11am - 2pm
The Youth Center can accommodate up to 50 students.
Students are invited to participate in the Center's after-school program which is from 2:30pm - 6pm.
Feel free to come to the youth center to study & use our beautiful facility. Snacks & water will be provided. We also have a computer lab with 9 computers that 5th & 6th graders can use on a first come first serve basis.
Questions: 765-558-8137

Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC)
9 am - 4 pm
Up to 30 students
Grades: 7- 12

Beefcake Burgers
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Mention eLearning during this time and receive 20% off.

Steve's Appliance Repair 
Has 2 computers available and six spots available for Wi-Fi to use from 8am - 6pm
First come/first serve
Please call in advance, 765-349-4780
Grade Level 9th- 12th

YMCA
8 students
students in grades 7th -12th
Time: 8 am - 9 pm
First come /first serve

Main Connection
Starbucks
McDonalds

 

Will lunches be available to students on eLearning Day?

LUNCH FOR STUDENTS

On October 5th, we will have grab and go lunches available for all students. RSVP is required in order to participate.

To RSVP: Parents must request lunches in advance by either calling their child's school and speaking to their school's kitchen manager OR by requesting lunch online at artiescafe.org

 

Deadline to RSVP: Monday, October 2, 2017, by 2 pm.

 

Lunch pickup Locations: Lunches can be picked up ONLY at Paragon Elementary, Brooklyn STEM, and Martinsville High School.

Lunch prices will be the same price for your child as a regular school day.

 

Tech Support for our Students

Students or parents who have technical questions about devices or programs needed to complete assignments can call our tech team during the following dates and times:

Thursday, October 5
Time: 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Tel 765-342-6641, Extension 1071

Friday, October 6
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Tel 765-342-6641, Extension 1071 or 2007

Saturday, October 7
Time: 9 am -12 pm
Tel 765-342-6641, Extension 2007

Sunday, October 8
Time: 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Tel 765-342-6641, Extension 1071

 

For questions about eLearning Day online lessons, please contact your child's school.