At East Point Academy, we value our instructional time with students. State law requires that children attend school for 180 days. The instructional day is six hours, excluding lunch and recess for middle and six hours, including lunch, for elementary. In order to provide instructional time, while honoring the schedules of our families, we are instituting E-Learning during our time out of school. Our mission is to educate students who are college and career-ready and will positively contribute to an ever-changing world. With great teachers and access to our technology investment, we are ready to serve students at every level.
What Does an E-Learning Day Look Like?
Teachers will be available from 8:00 am-3:00 pm throughout the E-Learning Days via virtual office hours to answer student and parent/guardian questions. Teachers can communicate with students/parents via Google Classroom, email, or Bloomz to answer questions or provide help during office hours. Be sure to join Bloomz if you have not already done so.
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Most families will have the technology necessary to stay connected to our E-Learning system. The only requirement is a computer / device that can connect to the internet. Assignments can be modified and completed on paper. Our Middle Campus students can continue to use their school issued Chromebook. For those Elementary Campus families that do not have a computer or device, we will open the school during announced hours so that a device can be signed-out for use during the E-Learning period.
Each instructional day is valuable and we do not want our students to fall behind. Your student(s) completed work will count for seat hours as approved by the State Department of Education. Failing to complete E-Learning work could result in truancy issues. Any determination on whether those absences will be considered excused will be dependent on the work that is made-up by the student.
Any decision concerning making-up any missed days will be made in conjunction with the SC Department of Education.
Available Online Resources & Programs:
Login cards were sent home earlier in the year. If you need login information for any of the below programs please email or send a Bloomz message to your student(s) teacher.
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Do I have to check-out a device from school? No. All our required instructional programs are web-based. Your student can access these on any device that has internet access.
Do I have to come get a packet? No. If you have the ability to print at home, and/or feel confident in your student’s ability to complete the work on paper or online, you do not need to pick up a physical packet.
How do I login to xyz-program? Students have been using these programs all year, and they likely know their login information. If they forgot, send a Bloomz or Google Classroom message to the teacher, and they will get the information to you. If you run into a problem, email email@example.com.
How does my student navigate around the YouTube filter?
For the safety of students, this filter has been in place all year. Panda Tech has shared strategies with teachers regarding YouTube. We have to keep the filter in place in order to comply with the Federal Children’s Internet Protection Act. As teachers work through the solutions, you can try copying the video link into a YouTube Screener like SafeSharetv. Alternately, your student can view the videos on a phone, smart TV or another device.
When is work due?
Students are welcome to turn in work online, or drop off completed work throughout the E-Learning period, but E-Learning work is not officially due until 5 days after we return to school.
How do I join in Google Classroom?
Grades 3-5, send an email or Bloomz message to your student’s teacher requesting Guardian Access.
What is the best way to communicate with my student’s teachers?
Bloomz is still the best way to communicate. Teachers are available between 8am-3pm. During this time, a video conference can be even scheduled.
Is there a place where everything is in one place?
Yes! We have created a web-page to house the information as we release it- https://eastpointsc.org/academics/e-learning/. We are all learning, and we are all in this together. We got this Panda Family!
If you still need to check-out a device for your student, the request must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday at 4pm. The device will be prepared and be ready for pick up during the Packet Pick-up window.
Device & Packet Pick-up has been offered the following days and times:
Details About Future Pick-ups and Returns