Shakamak announces new eLearning days

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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Shakamak MSD announced the arrival of eLearning days to the school district.

According to a press release, the eLearning days will be used to make up days lost due to weather or other reasons.

The first eLearning day is scheduled for Sat. Feb. 29, and will be used to make up for school being cancelled on Dec. 16, 2019.

“Our eLearning days will provide the teachers and the students many opportunities to engage with digital resources, to collaborate virtually, and to develop digital skills that are used and valued beyond K-12,” Interim Superintendent Nick Karazsia stated.

This addition is one that helps Shakamak MSD stay up-to-date with the latest trends in modern education.

“We are concerned about doing what is best for our students, staff and the MSD of Shakamak community,” Karazsia added. “In addition to providing pertinent and meaningful classroom activities and assignments, the e-Learning days will help our students and staff stay relevant with the ever changing learning and teaching environments.”

For more information regarding the eLearning days, visit

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  • Not all students have computers or internet in the home. This is not fair to them. Saturdays should be left alone as well. They have homework every day during the week, and now they have to give up Saturdays? Guess I am too old school. I believe that the only homework should be what a student didn't complete in school. When I was in school we worked hard so that we didn't have to take anything home. If I had to sacrifice my evening, it was my own fault. Now there are special packets just for homework. I just don't agree.

    -- Posted by on Fri, Feb 7, 2020, at 8:31 AM
  • • Why have the eLearning day on a Saturday during the school year?

    Having the eLearning day on a Saturday during the school year provides the opportunity for more purposeful and meaningful assignments, as compared to assignments given on school days after Memorial Day when Commencement and final exams have already taken place. Additionally, a Saturday is being used because schools have to report an attendance date and schools cannot use a Monday through Friday in which the school corporation was supposed to be in session. (In other words, it doesn't cut into their summer vacation)

    • What is available to the students that do not have access to the internet or a device?

    Students needing access to computers may do so, either before school, during homeroom, or after school. Also, students that do not have the internet or a device that can access the internet at home, will be given the option of obtaining a packet from their teacher.The packet will include the assignment with instructions and the attendance quiz, if applicable. (If weather permits, the library is a great option)

    -- Posted by jeepgirl123 on Fri, Feb 7, 2020, at 9:18 AM
  • It is easy for some people to tell us to take them to the library, or have them stay after or come early to school. Not all kids have that option; some ride the bus to and from school making that option a big no. The library is only a great option if you live close to town or have transportation available. Again, not an option for a lot of these kids. Still not convinced that this is the best way to go.

    -- Posted by on Fri, Feb 7, 2020, at 1:25 PM
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