Digital Learning Day Resources

March 9, 2018

March 9th Digital Learning Day

On March 9th, students work from home and teachers/staff work at school.

  • Students should use their Dell Latitude laptops, but if they do not have a laptop or would prefer to use a device at home they can download Office365 to a home computer, tablet, or your laptop. To download Office 365 OneNote App on your home computer or laptop, click HERE. FCS allows up to five downloads per student.
  • Students have been sent an email to access their "Inclement Weather Notebooks" by the grade level chair: 8th-grade Norma Toner, 7th-grade Collen White-Hays, 6th-grade Emory Johnson. Students should open up their student Outlook (Login thru Office365) and click on the link in their email.
  • Students can watch this video with step-by-step with instructions on how to access their learning materials. Please have them open their student email and "Inclement Weather Notebooks." They can watch the video to learn how to navigate in OneNote App.

Digital Learning FAQ

What is a Digital Learning Day? The district has assigned March 9th as a digital learning day and asked each school to develop a school-wide plan, which includes digital resources and best meet its students’ needs. Department chairs, grade level chairs, Trent Stapleton, and administration worked together to develop a simple, manageable process and system.

How will EPMS facilitate the Digital Learning Day? A Microsoft 365 “Notebook” was created, which will be on the EPMS website and this will be communicated to parents through Titan Talk and social media. Inside this Class Notebook, each grade level will have a link, which will take the parent to the grade level Class Notebook. Each grade level notebook will contain each content and connections teachers.

On Monday, March 5th, during WINN time, all teachers will give the students any information necessary to be able to access the digital learning site on Friday, March 9th.

What are the Guidelines for EPMS Parents/Students on Digital Learning Day, March 9th?

EPMS “School-Wide plan” developed by staff within district guidelines:

  • No more than 3 hours total for students on March 9th
    • Approximately 30 minutes per content; 15 minutes per Connections class
    • Paper packet and/or downloads offered to a student with no device and/or internet access
    • All teachers have:
      • Prepped the students ahead of time to know how? Where? what?
      • Have “office hours” from 10 am to 2 pm on March 9th, Digital Learning Day (Details forthcoming)

How do we access the digital content?

Students were sent the invitation directly to their FCS email address. Each student has been sent a link to OneNote by the grade level chair. Students can use their student laptop to access the materials or a device at home. The will need to download the Office365 OneNote App to complete their assignments.

  • Paper packets are available for students who do not have FCS laptops, internet access or would prefer a paper packet.
  • Instructions to download Office365 on your home computer:
  • Students can watch this video for help in navigating to the "Inclement Weather Notebook." Click here:
  • If your child is having trouble accessing the content on March 9th, please email your child’s teacher(s).

What if we are traveling on Friday, March 9th, and have no Internet access? The hyperlink will remain on the EPMS website and can be accessed on any day prior to Monday, March 12th. However, it is important to note that teacher(s) are not expected to have “office hours” on the weekend. Office hours are only planned for Friday, March 9th.

What are the expectations for Monday, March 12th, now that it is a “make-up” day for students? EPMS will hold a regular class day schedule on Monday, March 12th. Any absences should be reported to the front office per normal.