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First page of the PDF file: VirtualLearning
Katelyn Trimpe

Click here for more information about virtual learning procedures and schedules.

 

Virtual learning procedures and schedules

Virtual learning will be utilized in cases where school needs to close unexpectedly, including inclement weather.

Due to a new state law, virtual learning must include at least 50% of a school day as teacher-directed synchronous instruction, meaning the instruction is delivered live and in real-time by the student’s teacher through a platform like Google Meet. 

 

Elementary virtual learning schedule (NPE, BWE, SCE):

 

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Teacher preparation time

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Synchronous instruction - ELA

  • Teachers and students are expected to interact via Google Meet.
  • This may include breaks and independent student work time.

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Synchronous instruction - Math

  • Teachers and students are expected to interact via Google Meet.
  • This may include breaks and independent student work time.

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Unified Arts (Art, Music, PE, Media) lessons

  • Links to these lessons will be posted on the Classroom Teacher’s Canvas page.
  • Homeroom Teachers will remain accessible online.

 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 pm. - Teacher lunch

 

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Teacher preparation time

 

There may be other asynchronous activities assigned by the teacher that would need to be completed at some point during the day. 

 

NPI virtual learning schedule:

 

7:10 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Teacher preparation time

 

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Synchronous instruction - English & Language Arts

  • Teachers and students are expected to interact via Google Meet.

  • This may include breaks and independent student work time.

  • UA teachers join the Google Meet with their RTI group.

  • SPED Teachers will provide services.

 

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Synchronous instruction - Math

  • Teachers and students are expected to interact via Google Meet.

  • This may include breaks and independent student work time.

  • UA teachers join the Google Meet with their RTI group.

  • SPED Teachers will provide services.

 

11 a.m. -12 p.m. - Unified Arts lessons - Art, Music, PE, Innovation

  • Links to these lessons will be posted on the classroom teacher’s Canvas page.

  • Homeroom teachers & UA teachers will remain accessible online.

  • SPED Teachers will provide services.

 

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Teacher lunch

 

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Teacher preparation time

 

The teacher may assign other asynchronous activities. These activities need to be completed at some point during the virtual learning day. 

 

NPJH virtual learning schedule:

 

7:10 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.- Teacher preparation time

 

Students will follow their normal daily schedule. Please see the charts below for what time each class period will meet:

 

 

PERIOD

TIME

1-3

9:00 - 9:40 

3-5

9:30 - 10:10

4-6

9:45 - 10:25

6-8

10:15 - 10:55

9-11

11:00 - 11:40

12-14

11:45 - 12:25

 

PERIOD

TIME

1-2

9:00 - 9:25

3-4

9:30 - 9:55

5-6

10:00 - 10:25

7-8

10:30 - 10:55

9-10

11:00 - 11:25

11-12

11:30 - 11:55

13-14

12:00 - 12:25

 

 

7:10 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Teacher preparation time.

 

12:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. - Teacher preparation time and lunch.

 

NPJH Reminders:

  • Students must log in to each of their teacher's Google Meets at the designated time and remain in the meeting until dismissed in order to be counted as present.

  • All assignments must be completed by the assigned deadline.

  • Students must be visible on the screen with their cameras on unless the teacher instructs otherwise.

  • School rules and regulations are still expected to be followed at all times during Google Meets.

 

NPHS virtual learning schedule:

 

7:15 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Teacher preparation time

 

Period 1 - 9 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.

Period 2 - 9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.

Period 3 - 10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Period 4 - 10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Period 5 - 11 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Period 6 - 11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Period 7 - 12 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.

12:25 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Teacher lunch and teacher preparation time

 

Troubleshooting:

Contact our tech line at 317-620-8204. A member of our staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also send an email to techvirtual@cscshc.org.

A drawing of a school bus on a snowy day with the text ""Inclement Weather."
Wesley Anderson

This post contains information on how and when the district decides to close school due to bad weather.

Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County (CSCSHC)
Inclement Weather and School

Beliefs

  • Weather-related decisions are based on numerous variables. Decisions are made with regard to the safety of school bus travel and for the children standing at bus stops.
  • Parents have a child-specific perspective regarding their child and the threat of inclement weather.
  • A parent may make a determination for their child, and the school corporation should respect the perspective of parent regarding their child.
  • CSCSHC respects a parent’s determination regarding their child’s attendance at school during inclement weather.  If school is open, or delayed, because of inclement weather, the school will respect the parent’s decision to keep their child at home.  Parents are expected to contact the school and inform school officials of their determination. The student will be counted as absent, per state code, and students will be given an opportunity to complete their academic work in the same manner as an excused absence from school.
  • CSCSHC believes the public expects schools to be open and to provide education, supervision, and other services (including meals) to its students when it is safe to do so.
  • CSCSHC believes all parents are committed to keeping children safe, and these parents will dress their children appropriately for the weather when sending children to school.
  • Variable weather conditions are to be expected in Central Indiana. The CSCSHC believes parents should have plans for weather-related delays and closures and believe morning notification of weather-related closures or delays is generally appropriate.

Notifications

Notification of closures or delays will be immediately disseminated through a variety of avenues:

  • E-mails and phone calls through PowerSchool. Please double-check that your parent information is correct in PowerSchool or you may not receive these notifications.
  • Text messages from the district administration. To opt-in for this service, text "YES" to phone number 67587. Parents must do this before they are able to receive texts from the district. If you have previously received text messages from the district, you will not need to complete this process again.
  • CSCSHC's social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Local TV, including WTTV Ch. 4, WRTV Ch. 6, WISH-TV Ch. 8, WTHR Ch. 13, and WXIN Ch. 59.

 

The Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock Schools (CSCSHC)
Delaying or Closing School is Based on Multiple Variables

Fog

  • Fog can be very tricky. Like all weather situations, the timing is critical. Fog can move in and blanket the area quickly. We will consider how visibility is impacted and always consider student safety first. Decisions regarding fog delays will always be made in the morning. 

Freezing Rain/Sleet

  • The most unpredictable weather variable is freezing rain or sleet.  Freezing rain or sleet is temperature-sensitive and occurs quickly.  It begins and ends with little notice.  When freezing rain or sleet is predicted, the decision regarding school is delayed until the latest possible time in an effort to observe the most current and local conditions.  Such a decision will generally be made in the morning.


Snowfall

  • Snowfall is more predictable than freezing rain/sleet.  Meteorologists generally give a 2-inch variable when predicting snow accumulation.  Because of the variation in actual snowfall, when compared to predicted snowfall, the decision regarding school status is delayed until the snow accumulation indicates a need for action.  Such a decision, except in extreme situations, will generally be made in the morning.
  • Roads will be driven by Corporation Officials around 4:00 am to determine the safety and drivability for school buses.


Extreme Snowfall Situations

  • When snow has accumulated to a significant level, or is at such a level with more snowfall predicted, then the decision regarding school may be made the previous evening. A significant level is one in which local authorities have indicated it is unlikely roads will be passable by the following morning. This is an unlikely, but possible occurrence.
  • Travel warnings and advisories will all be considered.


Extreme Cold

  • Temperature prediction is increasingly accurate.  The CSCSHC uses hourly temperature predictions for its zip code from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa.gov).  If the air temperature is predicted by NOAA to be -10 degrees or below (the starting point for wind chill concerns with a calm wind) at 7 a.m. the school will consider a two-hour delay for the start of school. If the air temperature is predicted to remain at -10 degrees or below at 9 a.m., the school will consider closing.  Such a determination will be made as early as possible, perhaps the evening before, but certainly by 6 a.m. in the morning.


Extreme Wind Chill

  • Wind chill prediction is not as accurate as temperature prediction because the wind speed is more variable by time and location.  While NOAA observations and predictions are based upon the open conditions of the Indianapolis Airport, these conditions are often different throughout Hancock County. Local observations of wind speed will affect the decision regarding delaying or closing school.  Wind chill concerns emerge at a predicted wind chill temperature of -19 degrees. If the wind chill is predicted by NOAA to be -19 degrees or below and local wind conditions are predicted to mirror the airport wind conditions at 7:00 a.m., the school will consider a two-hour delay for the start of school. If the wind chill is predicted to remain at -19 degrees or below and local conditions mirror the airport wind conditions at 9:00 a.m., the school will consider closing. The variability of wind speed will likely cause this decision to be made in the morning.
  •  NOAA - Wind Chill Chart


Functional Facilities

  • Utility issues (gas, electricity, water) may cause a school to close. Problems associated with cold, including water supply to a building and electricity to a building or neighborhood, may cause school to be canceled.

 

First page of the PDF file: E-LearningDay
Katelyn Trimpe

Click here for help with accessing your student's assignments on an eLearning Day.

Here are a few helpful reminders about how to use Canvas to access assignments on an eLearning Day:

How To Access Canvas on the school provided iPad:

  • Open the Classlink app

  • Login with the Username and Password (or “Sign in with the teacher provided QuickCard)

    • Username: 20XXfirstnamelastname

      • XX = Graduation Year (Example: 23 for Seniors, 24 for Juniors, etc.)

    • Password: DragonsXXXX

      • XXXX = Lunch Number (Students enter this number daily to get lunch. If your child does not know their lunch number, please email your child’s teacher.)

  • Click on the Canvas Icon

To access Canvas on a student Macbook or a personal device (laptop, tablet, or phone):

  • Go to newpal.instructure.com
     
  • Enter the Username and Password:
    • Username: 20XXfirstnamelastname

      • XX = Graduation Year (Example: 23 for Seniors, 24 for Juniors, etc.)

    • Password: DragonsXXXX

      • XXXX = Lunch Number (Students enter this number daily to get lunch. If your child does not know their lunch number, please email your child’s teacher.)

  • Click on the student’s class on the Dashboard and find the lesson posted for students.

Students will have FIVE SCHOOL DAYS to complete any E-Learning assignment.

CSCSHC teachers will be available via email if you have questions regarding your student's assignments. Look for your teacher's contact information in the staff directory.

Troubleshooting:

Contact our tech line at 317-620-8204. A member of our staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also send an email to techvirtual@cscshc.org.

2023 Lilly Endowment Scholarship Recipient
Katelyn Trimpe

New Palestine High School senior Madelyn Potter has been named a recipient of the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship by the Hancock County Community Foundation. For almost thirty years, the Lilly Endowment and HCCF have supported students dedicated to pursuing higher education in Hancock County.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a full four-year tuition scholarship awarded to students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree at an Indiana public college or university. Students must be ranked within the top 15% of their graduating class to be eligible. The scholarship has an emphasis on academics, volunteer responsibilities, community service experiences, and leadership opportunities. Two high school seniors in Hancock County are awarded the scholarship each year.

After graduating high school, Madelyn would like to attend Taylor University and major in biology. She would like to become a pediatric physician’s associate, combining her two loves of science and children.