• E-Learning FAQs

    From the Parent FAQs document current as of August 28, 2020


  • Will there be an online option available?

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    Yes, we recognize that not all families will be ready to send their children back to school so we plan to have a more limited curriculum available online.

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  • Will the online experience be similar to what we did from March to May 2020?

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    No, at that time, we were asking our teachers only to work in an online environment, so they could focus all their energy and time on transitioning to online learning. With the vast majority of our students anticipated to return in person, our teachers will not be able to replicate what is happening in the classroom in online learning. 

    The schedule for students participating in e-Learning will generally follow the school day schedule. Students will be expected to attend and participate virtually at designated times throughout the school day.  The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) has provided guidance on the minimum expectations for e-Learning and ACSC is required to report student attendance.

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  • What will the K-6 online experience be?

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    Depending on the number of students who choose this option, we anticipate assigning one teacher/grade level to provide the online curriculum. The curriculum in grades K-4 will be limited to mathematics, reading and language arts. There will be some self-directed opportunities in social studies, science and related arts. For students in 5th and 6th grade, core subject areas will be included in the curriculum. Subjects taught will be English/Language Arts and math with selected lessons in science and social studies.  The online teacher will still report to a home school daily so she/he can plan with other teachers at that grade level. It is possible that if the number of students who participate at a certain grade level shrinks dramatically as the year goes on, the online teacher may return to a school to teach part or all of the day in person.  Online work will be graded and will be used to determine students’ grades for the quarter/semester.    Daily attendance will also be taken.

    ACSC has made the determination that 6th grade will follow the same structure as K-5 to ensure that both grade levels at the intermediate schools are functioning in the same manner. 

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  • What about grades 7-8?

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    Since these students have one-to-one devices, they will be participating in classes from home via an online program called Edmentum.  Students taking algebra or geometry will participate in these courses through their remote classrooms. Eighth grade students taking high school biology will do so through the Indiana Online Academy. Eighth grade students will not be able to take a high school world language class through the eLearning option. Once the demand is known, a specific schedule will be developed with the times of the school day that a student needs to be online.

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  • What about the high school online experience?

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    High school students (who also have one-to-one devices) will be using an online learning curriculum. Click here for a description of the semester online option for high school students. 

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  • What is Indiana Online?

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    ACSC has access to Indiana Online through our membership in CIESC (Central Indiana Educational Service Center). Indiana Online is one of the largest supplemental high school course providers in the state, offering a wide variety of year-round and summer courses online. Avon has had thousands of students successfully complete Indiana Online courses in a wide variety of subjects, everything from PE to Advanced Placement courses. Additional information is available at https://indianaonline.org/.

    Students interested in courses through Indiana Online should contact their counselor to discuss enrollment.  These courses may include Advanced Placement and some middle school classes taken for high school credit.  The student fee for Indiana Online courses is $35/course.

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  • If someone commits to e-Learning or in-person to start the year, will they be allowed to move later

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    We allowed flexibility until August 7th for families to determine which option works best for their children.  We certainly acknowledge that there will be differences between the e-Learning curriculum and the more robust in-person curriculum, but we will assist students to adjust.

    At the elementary and intermediate schools, after August 7th, your child will remain in the option you selected until the end of the 1st grading period (September 25th).  At the middle schools, after August 7th, your child will remain in the option you selected until the end of the semester (December 18th). 

    Due to credit requirements at AHS, students committing to e-Learning will be learning in that format for the semester.  For credit purposes, teachers and counselors at AHS will work with students who may be quarantined throughout the school year and need to miss extended days to ensure they receive make-up work for home.  At grades K-8 where credits are not a factor, the transition between e-Learning and in-person instruction may be more fluid at least to start the school year.  However, we expect students transitioning between settings will do so at the beginning of a week. 

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  • What is the threshold at which we would move to e-Learning

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    Guidance from Dr. Box, the State Health Commissioner, this week and guidance from our local Department of Health has indicated there is no set threshold at which a school must close.  We continue to work closely with the Department of Health as positive cases are identified.  A district-wide closure for e-Learning is highly unlikely.  However, we may do brief closures at a school or even classroom level based on positive cases, contact tracing, and Department of Health guidance. 

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  • If we move to an e-Learning format at a school or classroom, who will be my child’s teacher?

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    Because these would likely be more short-term changes, your child’s classroom teacher assignment would remain the same.  Teachers would shift to e-Learning during that time frame (for example, 2 weeks) and continue to teach their same students just in a different format.

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