EVSC to announce e-learning on days when bad weather cancels school
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – There will be no traditional “snow days” for Evansville public school students this winter, according to messages sent to some employees at Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp on Tuesday.
Instead, the school system will rely on technology to connect staff with students on days when the roads are dangerous.
The messages, obtained by Courier & Press, indicate that the students will participate in online learning with their teachers on what would otherwise have been “snow days”, using laptops provided by the school.
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Schools will send students home with their laptops the day before the winter risk.
According to the message sent by EVSC to some staff on Tuesday, the information will be shared via social media on Wednesday and a leaflet will be sent to families via the Peachjar communication system.
The Courier & Press left a message on Tuesday seeking comments from EVSC officials.
EVSC students have already participated in one of these e-learning days in October, which was planned as a staff development day. The live learning session lasted until noon.
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