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South Central Community School Corporation
9808 South 600 West - Union Mills, Indiana 46382 • 219-767-2263
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Online Learning Information

South Central has implemented online learning, which allows students to learn lessons and complete assignments utilizing different types of technology away from the traditional classroom setting. Teachers create lessons and assignments that include electronic resources through our learning management system. A virtual learning day or eLearning day will allow students to work remotely at home in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. These days take the place of traditional snow make-up days.

There are two scheduled online learning days on the 2024-2025 school calendar: November 1, 2024 and March 5, 2025. There are also three snow make-up days on the calendar where no online learning will take place: January 20, 2025, February 14, 2025, and May 2, 2025.

Virtual Learning Day
  • Live, synchronous lessons on Google Meet start at 10:00am
  • All live links and assignments posted per the teacher
  • Jr.-Sr. High School follows the two-hour delay bell schedule
  • Elementary follows the two-hour delay classroom schedule
  • Instructions and assignments will be given by each teacher via Google Meet
  • Google Meets will be recorded or a video lesson will be posted to review at a later time if needed
  • Attendance is taken on a Google Form posted in Canvas (5-12) or Google Classroom (K-4) and by attending the live Google Meet

eLearning Day

  • Asynchronous (no live Google Meets) lessons and assignments posted by 9:00am
  • Assignments are due at 11:59pm, unless otherwise noted by the teacher
  • Only allowed three per school year as directed by the IDOE
  • Teachers are available via email, Canvas, Google Meet, or other methods communicated
  • Attendance is taken on a Google Form posted in Canvas (5-12) or Google Classroom (K-4)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous learning?
Synchronous learning allows students to engage in class at the same time as their peers via live video conferencing (i.e. Google Meet). Lessons will be instructed over live video and assignments are given based on the material discussed during the live lesson. Asynchronous learning offers students the flexibility to complete assignments in a self-paced manner. Lessons may include prerecorded videos made by the teacher or online materials used in class. Lessons and assignments are a continuation of a normal school day.

How will we know what online learning method is being used?
The decision to classify a day as a virtual learning day or an eLearning day is made by the superintendent. During the SchoolMessenger call notification, the superintendent will specify the online learning method used for that day. The school website will also display the method used.

Does a virtual learning day or eLearning day count as a required school day?
A virtual learning day or an eLearning day will count towards the required 180 school days per year. Students will not have to make up any days.

Is there a limit to consecutive virtual learning days?
There is currently no limit to how many virtual learning days can be issued consecutively instead of a school cancellation. eLearning days are limited to three per school year.

Will teachers be available during a virtual learning day or eLearning day?
For a virtual day, teachers are expected to post all assignments/links for the day by 10:00am and be on a Google Meet for live lessons. For eLearning days, teachers are expected to post lessons by 9:00am and will provide their preferred contact method for any questions or help needed. Office hours are till 3:00pm.

How is attendance taken?
Overall attendance is recorded for students by completing the Google Form that is posted in Canvas (5-12) or Google Classroom (K-4). Students must complete the form by 11:59pm to be considered "present" for the day. However, during virtual learning days, students are also required to attend all live Google Meet lessons in addition to completing the attendance form.

What if we don’t have internet access at home?

Students will not be penalized if they cannot get internet service but they will be responsible for either doing alternative assignments or completing the work using the internet at the school. Please communicate with the teacher to determine alternative opportunities to complete the required activities. Other options include visiting a friend or family member with internet capabilities or using public Wi-Fi access.

How do we receive technical support?
Students and parents/guardians can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any technical questions or issues they are experiencing. After sending an email, a technology department member will respond as soon as possible (emails sent after 3:00pm may not be answered until the next school day). In some cases, the technology support page may help with common questions or issues.