LTHS E-Learning FAQ

    1. When will assignments be posted on Canvas?
      • By 9:00AM on each day.
    2. What if my teacher does not have access to a device or cannot correspond with us because they have been adversely affected (i.e., ill, lost power, internet, etc.)?
      1. Staff will contact their course colleagues and building administrator.  
      2. Parents/guardians will be notified via email if a teacher is unavailable due to emergency circumstances, but their assignments will be posted (team members and building administration will publish work for them).
      3. Please know that students have 5 school days to complete the work upon resumption of on-campus schooling.
    3. Will assignments and/or directions be communicated to students and guardians via email?
      • Directions to access the learning experiences will be via Canvas or Infinite Campus.
    4.  Are teachers accessible at all times during the day via electronic means?
      • No - teachers are encouraged to check their normal communication avenues regularly and respond to student inquiries in a timely manner during normal school hours.
    5. How should students work from home?
      • E-Learning is designed to be asynchronous, meaning that students do not have to log in during the times when their classes would have taken place. Students can log in any time after 9:00 a.m. to see what their teachers have posted for the day.
    6.  Will attendance be taken?
      1. Yes - student attendance is based on the students’ interactions with learning activities on a daily basis.
      2. As with on-campus attendance, attempts at work—and/or teacher interaction—during the long-term e-learning experience will constitute student attendance. 
      3. Families should contact their student’s teachers for absences if their children are ill or unable to perform class activities. 
    7.  What if students are taking too long to complete the activities sent home?
      1. It is assumed that students will complete the tasks at different rates, similar to when they are in school. Please instruct them not to spend more than 30-40 minutes per subject. 
      2. Teachers will provide feedback and communicate to the students so that their instructional needs are met.
    8. What if a student does not complete all of the work from the campus closure time, but does their work during the 5 day grace period?
      • As long as all of the work is completed by the end of the make-up grace period, the student will receive full credit for the work and be marked as present.
    9. What if I do not have access to WiFi?
      • Illinois State Board of Education has provided a list of several options. Click Wi-Fi for details.
    10. What if I do not have power or my WiFi is down on e-learning days?
      1. If possible, please communicate this with your teacher as early as possible. 
      2. Remember that students have 5 school days to complete activities.
    11. What if my child is sick during the campus closure period?
      • Families should contact their student’s teachers for absences if their children are ill or unable to perform class activities. If your student has flu-like symptoms, is under self-quarantineor if anyone in the  household has tested positive for COVID-19, please send an additional email to your student’s campus nurse NC: Julie Loftus /SC: Megan Styx . 
    12. How are my teachers planning their lessons?
      1. Staff are being encouraged to try and plan for the students who take the longest and work backwards. In other words, students all work at different rates. Teachers are trying to plan for students’ different abilities and be conservative in their estimates...it will not be an exact science.
      2. Staff are trying to be flexible with the students and communicate with them during the day. 
    13.  What if my child does not have access to a device during the e-learning days?
      • Please do the best you can to communicate this to the school, and we will work to arrange for a district-owned device or paper version of the work.
    14.  What if my child has an IEP or 504 plan?
      1. Students will follow their teacher’s lesson plans
      2. If there are other special circumstances, your case manager and/or teacher will inform them of the learning activities and goals.
    15. Where can I get technical support on the use of Canvas during E-Learning day?
      1. Canvas has many tutorials and supports online.
      2. For log-in support, you may contact the Help Desk at 708-579-6559.
    16. Will these days need to be made up at the end of the school year? 
      • An e-learning plan is designed to be counted as regular attendance days.
    17. What Student Services Staff Will Do As Part of the Emergency e-Learning Plan:
      • Any emergencies or immediate care needs should be directed to the local emergency room, call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.
      • Counselors and Social workers are available through email during during the E-Learning day for other communication with the exception of Spring Break (March 23 - 27).
      • Counselors and Social Workers will respond to parent and student emails within 24 hours.
      • Counselors will continue to support your academic needs by helping with communications with teachers and other school staff as needed.