The purpose of E-Learning days is to ensure learning continues when we are unable to be physically present at St. Francis High School. During E-Learning days, teachers provide instruction to students virtually, or use an online platform like onCampus (LMS) or Microsoft® OneNote or Microsoft® Teams. Online experiences may include assignments electronically posted, individual or group work, viewing short video clips and responding, discussion board, real-time video conferencing, flipped classroom lessons, and lessons using various apps such as NearPod or FlipGrid. Even though students are not physically at school, class activities and assignments occur in real time, and allow students to take advantage of learning opportunities outside of the traditional school day. In addition to continuity of learning, and because St. Francis High School is a college preparatory school, this E-Learning platform prepares students for online college classes as collegiate courses expect online learners to be engaged, present and adept in this learning environment.
The E-Learning day format meets all Illinois State Board of Education requirements. St. Francis High School is a nonpublic school recognized by the State of Illinois. When classes are cancelled for two or more consecutive days, St. Francis High School will implement E-Learning days. E-Learning days are used for school wide cancellation rather than for individual student instruction.