Michigan City Area Schools stated on their Facebook page that their online learning program will be different from the eLearning that students experienced last spring. One significant difference is that students will be required to log on for instruction during the school day.The elementary school day will still be 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., while the middle and high school day will be adjusted slightly to 7:45 am – 2:15 pm. Specific schedules for online work will be shared with each family by your child’s school. Throughout the school day, students will receive instruction through a combination of “live” and recorded class lessons, and they may participate in Zoom sessions connecting them with their classmates and teacher. They will also have scheduled time away from the computer screen, working independently (reading, completing “pencil and paper” homework, taking lunch breaks, etc.) Attendance during the school day is important and will be recorded for all students.
MCAS have partnered with several organizations to offer supervised learning programs. Each of the groups are now registering students for their daytime programs; most will begin August 24 and will serve students in grades K-8. Those organizations are listed on the Michigan City Area Schools’ Facebook page.
Some families may prefer an option for learning this school year that does not follow a traditional school-day schedule. Therefore, MCAS have expanded the Michigan City Virtual Academy to serve grades K-6, in addition to 7-12.
More information on the virtual academy and registration for the academy can be found on the Michigan City Area Schools’ Facebook page.