Educational Plan During School Closure due to Coronavirus Pandemic
First of all, South Harrison would like to thank its families and its staff for remaining vigilent as we work together to staunch the spread of the coronavirus. Second, we also want to thank everyone in advance for their patience and flexibility as we all work together to continue to foster student learning.
Beginning on Monday, March 30, South Harrison Community School Corporation will begin using a combination of e-learning/alternate education days and waiver days so that we can continue to provide meaningful instruction to our students. e-Learning/alternate education days will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Waiver days will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
e-Learning/Alternate Education Days
On e-learning/alternate education days, students will be expected to engage in instructional activities provided by their teacher. The primary method of sharing these activities will be digitally through the use of a learning management system like Seesaw or Google Classroom. However, we are aware that reliable internet access is an issue for many of our students. To address this, we have formulated two possible solutions:
- Visit an Exterior Internet Access Point* – All schools are equipped with exterior internet access points located near their main entrances (except for CCJHS; its access point is located at the auditorium entrance). Students can visit any school, log onto their device, and download instructional materials without even getting out of the vehicle. Teachers are attempting to create instructional activities that can then be completed offline. Students can then repeat this process to submit their completed assignments.
- Pick Up/Drop Off Paper Packets** – Paper packets will be created for students who do not have reliable internet access. These will be available at the food distribution sites on Mondays. Completed work may be returned to these locations on Mondays as well. Please contact your student’s teacher if you will need paper packets and/or if transportation to pick up the paper packets is an issue.
* Due to food distribution at HWES, SCES, and CES/CCHS on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-2 PM, it might be advisable to avoid visiting an exterior internet access point at these locations on these days and at these times.
** Students in preschool and kindergarten will only be using paper packets.
Teachers are expected to be available for communication with students and/or parents on e-learning/alternate education days. Teachers are also supposed to set up definite times when they are available to students/parents. These times will be shared with students and parents. Unless another method of communication is established by a teacher, email is the preferred communication method. If email is not an option for the student/parent, please contact the school office on Monday, March 30 so that the teacher can be alerted.
On waiver days, no additional work will be sent to students. However, teachers will provide enrichment activities or links to students/parents to encourage learning to continue on these days.
It is our hope that students will take good care of their school-issued devices as they complete school work and enrichment activities. That being said, we know that the devices do experience problems from time to time and that accidents do happen. To address these issues, during normal school hours, families can call 812-738-7803 or email email@example.com to report an issue.
If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher first. If he/she cannot answer your question, please contact the school office beginning Monday, March 30. If your question cannot wait until then, please call the corporation office.