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Howard Lake Waverly Winsted Public Schools

HLWW E-Learning Day Plan


Updated 3-8-2021


What is an E-Learning Day?

E-Learning days occur when we experience inclement weather and need to continue our learning beyond the classroom. Students will access their E-Learning classroom in the Google Classroom or paper copies made available UPON REQUEST. E-Learning days are an extension of the school calendar and are considered part of students’ regular attendance. Notify your student’s school if your student is ill or absent. We will follow normal absence procedures on an E-Learning day. If you have questions about attendance on an E-Learning day, please contact your student’s teacher or building principal.


Why have E-Learning Days?

E-Learning days help to reduce disruptions in the classroom when weather keeps us from coming to school. Teachers and students can continue to move forward with their current curriculum. Teachers will provide meaningful activities that help reduce the impact from lost face-to-face instruction. An E-Learning day allows us to not have to make up days in June. E-Learning days also prepare our students for 21st century learning as there are more online learning opportunities being presented.

What does an E-Learning Day look like?

Families will be notified at least 2 hours before the start of the normal school time of an E-Learning day. Notifications will come by phone, social media accounts, and other media outlets.


Elementary Schools: Winsted and Humphrey Elementary schools will have choice boards available to students on an E-Learning day. The choice boards are sent home in hard copy format to all students each quarter, if not more frequently. Teachers will also post the information in Google Classroom and email the choice board to parents when an E-Learning day happens. Students will have three (3) days to turn in choice boards to their teacher and that is considered the student's attendance for the E-Learning day. If no choice board is turned in after three days, the student will be counted absent for the E-Learning day.

Teachers will host office hours for student and staff support via email and phone between the hours of 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Students who are on an IEP or 504 Plan will be accommodated accordingly. Case managers will work with classroom teachers to deliver appropriate programming.


Middle School/High School: On E-Learning Days, the MS/HS will continue to follow the daily schedule and instruct classes on the blue and gold schedule.

Students will be expected to attend class in Google Classroom attending all blocks/periods at the times for which they are scheduled.

Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each period by students accessing their Google Classroom. Assignments will be due the following class period unless otherwise indicated by the teacher.

Students who are on an IEP or 504 Plan will be accommodated accordingly. Case managers will work with classroom teachers to deliver appropriate programming.

If a LATE START is called before an E Learning Day is announced, a modified daily schedule will be emailed out to students and parents.