Virtual Learning Information
South Central is implementing virtual learning, which allows students to learn lessons and complete assignments utilizing different types of technology. Teachers create lessons and assignments that include electronic resources through Canvas, our learning management system. A virtual learning day will allow students to work remotely in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. These days take place of traditional snow make-up days. There is one scheduled virtual learning day on the 2022-2023 school calendar: November 1, 2022.
As the State of Indiana requires, the virtual learning environment will be synchronous. Synchronous learning means that, although students will be learning from a distance outside of the school building, they will virtually attend a class session at the same time as their teacher and classmates via Google Meet. Teachers will be working with students to navigate the new structure of the virtual learning day(s) to gain competence in the new platform.
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow will students receive their assignments for the day?
Teachers will post assignments in Canvas by 10:00am. Lessons will take place through various learning platforms that are used regularly in class. Students should log in to Canvas to view assignments and announcements from teachers.
Do students have to be on the computer for the whole school day?
Teachers will have a daily schedule posted by 10:00am in Canvas for students to follow. The schedule will have a Google Meet link posted. Through this live link, teachers will be available to students for group or individual lessons, conferences, questions, etc. Students should consider the time needed to complete work by the required deadlines. Assignments for K-2nd grade can take approximately 2-4 hours and 3rd-6th grade assignments can take approximately 3-5 hours. Students in junior high and high school can expect work to be equivalent to the duration of each class period.
How is attendance taken on a virtual learning day?
Attendance is recorded for students by completing the online Google Form that is posted in Canvas. Students must complete the form by 11:59 pm on a virtual learning day.
Does a virtual learning day count as a required school day?
Yes, a scheduled virtual learning day or a virtual learning day due to inclement weather will count towards the required 180 school days per year. Students will not have to make up any days that are classified as virtual learning days.
Is there a limit to consecutive virtual learning days?
No, there is currently no limit to how many virtual learning days can be issued consecutively in lieu of a school cancellation.
Will teachers be available during a virtual learning day?
Teachers are expected to post all assignments for the day by 10:00am. After this time, they will post office hours between 10:00am and 3:00pm. You may call, email, Canvas Inbox, or use Google Meet to contact a teacher. Teachers may also post their preferred contact method.
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 such as the local libraries.
How do we receive technical support?