eLearning Academy Newsletter
September 22, 2017
Our Mission: To provide a flexible, personalized learning experience that transcends traditional education models and prepares students for 21st Century citizenship
Yarni Lara-Hernandez (Almost finished with Sociology)
Jack Cooper (Having good communication skills)
Mrs. Goodwin's Homeroom Rock Stars
Adisler Pinzon Villatoro
Michael -Michelle Pratt
Bullying & Harassment Awareness Lessons
Harassment and Bullying Awareness Lesson (K-12)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Toward that end, age-appropriate grade-level lessons have been developed to assist students in the following areas:
- Identification of bullying and harassment
- Consequences of bullying and harassment
- Steps to take if bullying or harassment is experienced at school (notification and reporting)
- Encouragement to report to trusted adults any bullying or harassment
- Safe strategies for bystander intervention of bullying or harassment
All students will receive one classroom lesson on the above topics. The lessons may be reviewed at the following web address: http://bit.ly/2vXhMta
If you wish to exempt your child from the lesson, please email his/her homeroom teacher:
· 9th grade: Ms. Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.org
· 10th grade: Mr. Weghorst: email@example.com
· 11th grade: Ms. McLean: firstname.lastname@example.org
· 12 grade: Ms. Ruble: email@example.com
All students who are not specifically exempted will be receive the lesson. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Pickard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeroom teachers will be teaching these lessons via ZOOM, the videoconferencing system we will be using for virtual tutoring sessions. Students will need to install the ZOOM app PRIOR to accessing the lessons. Instructions are located in their Canvas Homeroom hubs.
Schedule of ZOOM sessions for the week of September 25th:
- Tuesday 9:00 or 2:00
- Wednesday 9:00 or 2:00
- Monday 8:00 or 2:00
- Tuesday 8:00 or 2:00
- Tuesday 9:00 or 2:00
- Wednesday 9:00 or 2:00
- Tuesday: 9am, 12pm or 2pm
Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers College Fair (CACRAO)
Date: October 5, 2017
Place: Charlotte Convention Center
Departure Time from ELearning: 9:30 AM
The College Fair is open to all high school juniors and seniors who attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and wish to pursue postsecondary education.
At this time, approximately 120 colleges and universities are participating. More are expected.
Bus Transportation is provided from ELearning to the college fair and we will return to the school at 1:00 PM.
Optional: Students may bring money for lunch, request a bag lunch or bring their lunch.
Please return your signed permission slip with parent signature giving permission for their student to attend no later than Friday, September 29, 2017 to Ms. Gwen Rogers, School Counselor.
Contact Ms. Gwen Rogers for more information.
eLearning Attendance Policy
Effective 2017-18 school year elearning students will be held to the same attendance requirements as students in a face-to-face environment. Teachers will be required to take attendance of students enrolled in CMS teacher-led classes. Attendance is monitored and documented in Powerschool:
Students noted behind pace in a course without any completion of work will be considered absent.
Students on pace and showing strong academic progress (mastery level work) will be considered present.
Students logging-in with no activity will also be marked absent.
The absence is documented in Powerschool. Students accumulating 10 or more absences will fail a course. The intervention process for chronic attendance will be implemented at 3 and 5 day absences. Each morning teachers will check Powerschool and document attendance . We recognize a two day window may be needed to allow the flexibility needed for online virtual learning. .
Log-in is defined as completion of work according to the course pacing and is recommended minimum of ninety-minutes (90) per class.
1st Semester Mandatory Exam Dates
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY--PLAN AHEAD!
PSAT: October 11 All 10th & 11th Graders
Pre-ACT: October 25 All 10th Graders
EOC & NCFE: January 12-19 (no exams 1/15) All math, science, English, social studies and CTE courses
**All exams begin at 7:15 AM at the eLearning Campus--800 Everett Place**
CMS Chromebook Purchase Program
Applied Data Technologies is providing Charlotte-Mecklenburg School parents an opportunity to purchase Chromebooks for only $145.00.
Please visit the following link to learn more:
elearning academy plagiarism policy
Rule 6 of the 2016-17 CMS Student Code of Conduct titled “MISREPRESENTATION (Honesty)” states, “A student will be honest and submit his/her own work.” Further, Rule 6, sub-letter “C” indicates, “...Honor Code Violation: Violating rules of honesty and Honor Codes, including but not limited to plagiarism or copying another student’s test or assignment, are prohibited…” (pg. 11-12).
eLearning Academy has implemented the following consequences for acts of plagiarism:
First offense: Documented warning with parent contact. Student may re-do assignment for 50% of credit earned.
Second offense: Parent contact with referral to school administrator. Student may not re-do assignment.
All incidents of plagiarism will be recorded in the eLearning Academy Progress Monitoring document.
eLearning Faculty Contact Information
- 9th grade: Ms. Goodwin: email@example.com
- 10th grade: Mr. Weghorst: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 11th grade: Ms. McLean: email@example.com
- 12th grade: Ms. Ruble: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Rogers: email@example.com
Central Piedmont Career & College Promise
Ms. Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Weghorst: email@example.com
Ms. Ruble: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Studies, ACT, Psychology Assistance
Ms. Goodwin: email@example.com
Contact the NCVPS English teacher directly