Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is committed to supporting children and families in continuous learning, and we are off to a great start! On Monday, March 30, virtual teacher-led instruction began with students using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to access coursework.
Students are expected to log in to Canvas daily (canvas.collierschools.com) and regular activity is necessary for these eLearning days to count as part of the 180-day academic calendar. Attendance for students is entered weekly (Monday, 8:00am, to the following Monday, 7:59am) based on activity in the Canvas LMS or other communication.
Students may work flexibly throughout the day as multiple children may be using one device in a home and assignment submission is within a week (not daily). Please review directions from your child’s teacher for specific expectations.
For elementary students, the duration of Related Arts (Art, Music, Instructional Resource-IR, and Physical Education-PE) is approximately 10 minutes each day. As all assignments are flexible, students may choose to complete activities for a particular area in one or two days, instead of working on the assignment daily.
All materials needed to engage in eLearns should be readily available in a home setting and special materials are not required. If you have questions regarding any assignments, please contact your child’s teacher or school principal. All teachers will have “office hours” posted on the Canvas homepage for their class or course. These are daily times when they are readily available to communicate with students and parents.
Students can plan for an average daily time for learning based on the below outline, although some students will work more quickly and other tasks may take more time:
• Pre-Kindergarten: 1½ hours
• Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: 3 hours
We also wish to remind everyone that Friday, April 10, and Monday, April 13, are non-school/non-work days. Teachers will not post assignments for these days in Canvas. For families that would like to maintain the eLearns routine, however, there will be optional, enrichment activities available at collierschools.com/elearns to keep learning alive!