Remote Learning Day - February 19, 2021

Wayne Highlands School District will learn remotely from home on Friday, February 19, 2021. Schools will start at their regular times. Remote Learning Day instruction and activities will be posted on your teachers’ Google Classroom.

For more information regarding Remote Learning Day, please see our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Remote Learning Day?

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has approved the use of remote learning as instructional time. Wayne Highlands School District is planning to use Remote Learning Days as an alternate form of instruction on days whereby school may have otherwise been cancelled due to inclement weather (i.e. snow days). A Remote Learning Day will be counted as a full day of school.

On a Remote Learning Day, students will attend all scheduled classes and complete learning assignments provided by the teacher at home on the day that otherwise would have been cancelled. Students will receive assignments for each subject that would have originally taken place during a regular school day.

How will parents and students find the Remote Learning Day instruction, activities and assignments?

Classroom teachers will use Google Classroom for instruction/lessons as well as for posting the learning assignments, activities, and online resources required for the day. Parents and students should check each teachers’ Google Classroom at the beginning of the normal school day to be prepared for instruction (i.e. Zoom) and assignments. Parents and/or students should make teachers aware of a need for a paper-copy version of the assignment if Wi-Fi will not be available on the Remote Learning Day. A paper-copy version of the assignment will be provided to the student.

What if a student does not have access to the Internet to access the lesson or complete activities?

The teacher may provide students with an offline version of the learning activities and assignments prior to the Remote Learning Day or the student can obtain the assignment in a hard copy version during the next regular school day. Either way, students will have three days to complete the required learning activities and assignments.

Will elementary students have lessons, assignments and activities for their special classes such as music?

Students will be expected to attend special classes for lessons and assignments that are typically scheduled for that day to include specials in physical education, health, art, music, library, technology, and guidance.

What happens if a student does not complete the Remote Learning Day assignments?

Middle and high school students may lose the point value or grade for the assignment. This loss of points could negatively impact a student’s marking period grade. Each teacher weights learning activities and assignments differently. It would be in the best interest of the student to complete the assignments by the required due date and no later than three days after assigned.

Students will be marked absent for the Remote Learning Day if work is not completed.

What if a student is on a pre-arranged absence?

The student would be expected to make up the learning activities and assignments within three days of returning to school.

How is a student expected to complete the activities if they go to daycare when school is cancelled?

If the student cannot access the internet or take a paper-copy of the learning activities and assignments to the daycare to complete that day, the student would have three days to complete the activities.


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