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At Home Learning Days

What are eLearning, Remote, and Flex Days?

eLearning Day (asynchronous)

A SACS eLearning Day is an UNPLANNED student learning day at home. eLearning Days are often issued due to a weather cancelation, school emergency, or an event preventing students attending school in person. Students learn from home, at their own pace, ASYNCHRONOUSLY, utilizing CANVAS for both their assignments and to communicate with their teacher(s) throughout the day. 

State statute now limits all Indiana K-12 schools to three (3) asynchronous eLearning days due to weather emergencies to be counted toward the 180 required school days. 


Remote Learning Day (synchronous)

A SACS Remote Learning Day is an UNPLANNED student learning day at home but requires students to login from home during a specified time to receive direct instruction from teachers (SYNCHRONOUS Learning) via ZOOM when school is canceled.

Remote Learning requires at least 2.5 hours of synchronous learning for elementary students and three (3) hours of a secondary student's day to be comprised of direct instruction from teachers via ZOOM. Individual schools have personalized schedules and guides developed. Students will be aware of their class/teacher expectations should SACS have to issue a Remote Learning Day.

Remote Learning Days were designed to meet the new state statute limiting schools to three eLearning Days and to avoid adding additional days at the end of the school year. 


Flex Day (asynchronous)

A Flex Day is a PLANNED eLearning day. On a scheduled Flex Day all SACS students, i.e., General and Special Education Students attend school at home utilizing CANVAS for assignments while teachers and staff receive professional development and training at school. Unlike an eLearning Day, staff are only available in the morning or afternoon.

While teachers will communicate their specific hours it is important to note: 

Elementary staff are available for student questions in the morning with their scheduled training taking place in the afternoon.

Secondary staff are available to students via technology in the afternoon after participating in morning professional development. 

Student Guidelines on eLearning & Remote Learning Days

Click on the appropriate school level for information regarding at home learning on an eLearning or Remote Learning school day.