Pleasant Knoll Elementary eLearning

eLearning Update

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A Message from the PKES Staff

Thank you so much for your patience this week as we enter uncharted territory with eLearning. Teachers have been working to compile Activity Boards for Days 1-10 of eLearning. Each day, students will choose to work on either the High-Tech, Low-Tech, or No-Tech option for each subject area. Subject areas include math, reading, writing, social studies, and science. Students should then visit the Related Arts Bingo Board and choose 1 activity to complete.


Your child should plan to spend 200 minutes working each day. Your child should spend about 20 minutes working on each activity within a subject, for a total of 120 minutes per day (including Related Arts). The other 80 minutes should focus on health, physical activity and independent reading. If your child is spending more than 30 minutes on an assignment, please let their teacher know.


Please remember this is new for us too, and we appreciate your understanding as we encounter challenges and hiccups along the way. We are working as hard as we can to make this meaningful for your students and simple to navigate.


Our office eLearning office hours are 9:00 AM-10:00 AM and 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.


Our focus over the next few weeks is to stay connected to our students and continue to build strong relationships. These relationships are what make Pleasant Knoll Elementary special.


Click on the link below (PKES eLearning Website) to access the PKES eLearning site. This has everything you need. We will continue to make live updates to this site daily.


Click here to access the PKES eLearning website.

We can't wait to welcome our students back in a few weeks!

PKES Welcome Back Video 2019 - 2020

Access to e-books

If your child need books to read, you can access free e-books through Tumblebooks. Go to www.scdiscus.org/discus-kids and scroll down to the bottom. Tumblebooks have fiction and nonfiction books, audio books, and graphic novels for kids of all ages and interests.

Evening Office Hours

We have several staff members who will be on call from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30 each evening, Monday - Friday, to assist working parents with questions. If you have immediate needs from a teacher, you can email them based on the schedule below. We will update this each week.


Wednesday, March 18th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Logan Barnes - barnesl@fortmillschools.org

Heather Logan - loganh@fortmillschools.org


6:30pm-7:30pm

Laura McAulay - mcaulayl@fortmillschools.org

Heather Logan - loganhm@fortmillschools.org


Thursday, March 19th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Logan Barnes - barnesl@fortmillschools.org

Allison Cash - cashs@fortmillschools.org


6:30pm-7:30pm

Haley Cilley - cilleyh@fortmillschools.org

Allison Cash - cashs@fortmillschools.org


Friday, March 20th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Becky Ackerman - ackermanr@fortmillschools.org

Allison Cash - cashs@fortmillschools.org


6:30pm-7:30pm

Allison Cash - cashs@fortmillschools.org

Tracy Fisher - fishert@fortmillschools.org

School District Parent eLearning Guide

What is an eLearning Day?

On eLearning Days, students do not report to school, but will complete classroom activities using technology, facilitated online or paper packets that are sent home. Teachers will provide a combination of delivery and instructional activity options for students that include high tech, low tech, and no tech activities. This will ensure that students with all levels of technology at home can participate. Students will need to demonstrate they have engaged with the material and understand the daily instructional objectives.


How will I know if school is changed to an eLearning Day(s)?

The district will communicate school cancellations and the announcement of an eLearning Day(s) through phone calls, district/school websites, social media, and local media. Our eLearning program will begin for all students on Wednesday, March 18th.


How will students be prepared for an eLearning Day(s)?

Teachers will post eLearning assignments for students online and paper packets will be provided to students based on responses to the eLearning survey which determined students’ level of technology access at home. If the eLearning survey was not completed, the teacher will provide a paper packet.


How will I get a paper packet for my student?

If your student will require a paper packet during the eLearning time period, you can pick up paper packets 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th at your school site.


What if I have questions on an eLearning Day?

For questions regarding an assignment, your student’s teacher will be available through e-mail and during office hours on the eLearning day(s), which will be communicated by teachers. Questions sent via email outside of the determined office hours will be answered within 24 hours. For other questions, please call your student’s school Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.


How does my student turn in his/her work in order to receive attendance credit for the eLearning Day(s)?

Students are expected to complete activities/assignments daily during an eLearning Day(s). How students submit work depends on the teacher’s assignment and student’s access to technology. Directions for submitting work should be identified by the teacher. All eLearning work must be submitted to the teacher no later than five days after returning to the classroom in order to receive credit for the eLearning Days. Attendance will not be made official in district systems until the end of the five day window to turn in work.


Am I expected to teach my student his/her assignment?

No, the assignment should be an extension of material learned in class. Like homework assignments, parents may support their student in completing work. Do not hesitate to communicate with your student’s teacher if there was difficulty in your student completing the assignment.


Will the district provide breakfast and lunch for students?

The Fort Mill School District will provide breakfast and lunch free of charge during the duration of the school closure to families in need. Click here for more information.


What if my student is sick and cannot complete eLearning activities?

Please communicate with your student’s teacher if they are unable to complete assignments for any reason, including illness.


What if my student has accommodations?

Accommodations, as outlined in a student’s IEP or 504 Plan, will be implemented as appropriate given the eLearning content and format. Special education and 504 case managers will continue to oversee the implementation of individual plans during eLearning.


What if I have further questions?

More information may be found at the Fort Mill Schools website: https://www.fortmillschools.org