Learning at Home
Tips and tricks from Elyria City School District
An outside organization called PCs for People (pcsforpeople.org) is offering affordable home computers and internet for families who meet income eligibility requirements.
The packages, what they include and the cost, are detailed here: https://bit.ly/2WChzuV.
The computers aren't part of the Elyria Schools technology department but if families are interested in pursuing this opportunity through PCs for People, please contact the company by following this link: https://www.pcsforpeople.org/eligibility/
For families who are eligible to receive a computer or internet package, the technology pick-up day is Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 2 p.m., at Elyria High School (West Ave. side.)
The service is provided curbside so families can remain in their vehicle during pick up.
Please contact PCs for People at the above link to learn more about this opportunity.
Meal services: New Schedule
Tomorrow, March 24, begins a new schedule of service.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning tomorrow, parents can pick up multiple meals at once, including food for the weekends, at specific distribution centers twice per week. You'll find the pick up locations and times here: https://bit.ly/2wwvkkg.
Children do not have to be present during pick ups.
Additionally, Aramark has extended meal service over spring break, which was originally slated as a district closure, so there will be no interruption of service.
For families with limited or no transportation, First Student Transportation will deliver meals to the home. Please email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance.
Make it. Move it. Put the Music to it!
The videos are hosted on the district's YouTube site:
Elyria Schools Pioneer TV at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCde2sWwb6pSapK6xi371nJQ
Here are a few of our most recent posts. You'll also find a wide variety of programs and news stories featuring our students and staff on our YouTube channel so...check it out!
Ideas for middle and high school at home learning
STEAM, Voting, Census...Oh my!
Check out The National Inventors Hall of Fame for grade-level specific projects:
We're in an election year. It's a good time to study up on voting and our constitutional rights. Resources here:
You count! It's time for the 2020 Census. Check out these activities and videos demonstrating the importance of the Census and how it impacts students.
- Elementary: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/2020census/2020-resources/2020-videos/getting-an-accurate-count.html
- Middle: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/2020census/2020-resources/2020-videos/census-challenge.html
- High School: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/2020census/2020-resources/2020-videos/what-will-you-do-after-high-school.html
More ideas and resources for learning at home are available here from the Academic Services Office:
- Elyria Schools Learning Options: https://bit.ly/2Wlywd3
ABCmouse in the house
The programs are excellent tools for children in preschool through eighth grade.
To access this resource for free, follow the link: https://www.ageoflearning.com/school_closure_pdf/ParentLetter_AofL_SCHOOL6225.pdf
and follow the instructions for signing up.
All three programs can be used on computers, tablets and smartphones, and parents can add up to three children per account.