In what circumstances will DPS 109 declare an e-learning day?
E-learning days will be utilized when it is possible to provide prior notification (a “heads up”) to DPS109 families and staff for purposes of planning and preparation. Examples of days where we can predict the potential for a school closure would be looming snow or cold day(s).
What about unforeseen closures/circumstances?
In the event of an emergency school closure (ie. gas leak, water main break, unanticipated weather), when families and staff would be unable to prepare for a day of at-home learning, an e-learning day will not be declared and the school district will institute an emergency closure.
When will we find out about this?
E-learning days may be declared the morning of that particular school day or could be announced the day prior, depending on the circumstances.
How will we be notified?
An E-Learning Day (or remote learning day) announcement will be shared via phone call, text and email blasts, using the District 109 platform. The announcement will also be called into local media outlets to run on their school closing segments.
What do families need to do?
Students in grades 2-8 take their district-issued devices home daily. If an E-Learning Day is anticipated, K-1 students and District 109 staff will also be asked to take home their district-issued device(s). Students who do not have access to wifi should contact the building principal for alternative options.