Dear North High School Parent:
So far we have been fortunate that our winter season has been a mild one so far. The State of Indiana requires all school corporations to be in session 180 days, and the EVSC will use the state’s Virtual Learning option to make up for the snow day taken on Thursday, January 5 to meet this requirement. This will also allow students the opportunity to make up assignments closer to the original snow day.
Make-up days planned:
In School – as listed on the School Calendar
Outside of the regular school day – Virtual lessons will be distributed on:
January 5 (Green Day): Lessons will be given to student on January 18, and work will take place after school hours through Monday, January 23. Due date will be Tuesday, January 24.
During the “virtual” education time, the state requires that students do the assignments given to them by their teachers, just as they would on a normal school day – except that all or parts of the lessons involve accessing online learning systems or other Internet-related resources, as dictated by their teachers. Teachers will be available for specified time periods during the week to help students. Students will be able to access teacher help through their online Learning Management System, or via email, telephone, Skype, Google Chat, etc. – however the teacher tells students what will be the best way to reach him/her during the pre-determined learning time. Students can also do their virtual work outside of the pre-determined times.
At North High School, each of your child’s teachers will notify students and families how the eLearning day will work for their class and times that teachers will be available for assistance.
Our school will be open for students to work on their assignments Thursday through Monday, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Media Center. If they would rather work at home that is fine, as well.
Community Partners are also planning to have their Internet accessible for children. Below is a list of partners that have offered their facilities, so that students would have access to computers and Internet.
• The Boys and Girls Club
• The Dream Center
• Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (all branches)
• Carver Community Center – Available Monday – Friday
• Blue Grass United Methodist Church
Your child’s teacher will be as hand-on as they are in the classroom, but these lessons are to be completed during after-school hours during the allotted time. Just as you always make sure your children get their work done – we hope that you will also continue to partner with us in making sure your students are working on their snow make-up lessons and turning their assignments in by the due date.
Specific instructions will be provided to families from their child’s teachers. If you have questions, please contact North High School at (812) 435-8283.
John D. Skinner