Love seeing our LES and OES teachers engaged in a deep dive into the five IDOE-approved ELA curricular adoption options. Our elementary admin team has organized a very detailed review process, and our teachers are working diligently through the process. Great work!
Indiana’s eLearning law is House Bill 1093, which was passed in 2022. The law limits the number of eLearning days school districts can have in which less than half the day includes live instruction from teachers. Under this law, districts are only allowed to have three (3) asynchronous (simply posting assignments, etc.) eLearning days. School districts may have as many synchronous (live instruction) eLearning days as they want, and all will count toward the 180-day student instruction requirement. However, any asynchronous eLearning days (beyond the 3 allowable days) will not count toward the 180-day student instruction requirement. If a school needs to implement more than three (3) asynchronous eLearning days per school year, they are able to apply for a waiver, but it is only supposed to be approved for extraordinary circumstances. In 2022, Norwell Community Schools, in collaboration with building administration and teachers, made the collective decision that ALL eLearning days would be synchronous with live instruction from teachers. It was decided that asynchronous learning (posting assignments, etc.) would only be used in rare circumstances including for teachers who may have had a planned personal leave day or who are too ill to lead live instruction that day.
Unfortunately, there have been no positive developments with the dense fog forecast. Norwell Community Schools will move to eLearning for 1.25.24. Bear Care and Bobcat care will remain open through normal times.
LOVED competing against these two students at Ossian Elementary's Chess Club yesterday. I won one and lost one. Can you tell by the photos which match I won? 🤣
Good participation at last night's strategic planning session. We returned to the small table discussion format which produces better feedback. Groups identified new strengths and affirmed the great accomplishments of the past two years.
Norwell Community Schools will be on-site for in-person learning following today's 2-hour delay. Continue to allow additional time as you travel to school and work. 1.23.24
Due to hazardous road conditions for some of our county roads, Norwell Community Schools will start on a 2-hour delay schedule for Tuesday, 1.23.24. Bear Care and Bobcat Care will be available on regular schedules.
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Tuesday, January 23rd, at NHS H200 at 5:30PM, we will spend approximately 1 hour in breakout groups reviewing progress on the 2021-22 SWOT analysis of our school system. Anyone connected with Norwell Community Schools is welcome to attend. We want your in-person participation.
Due to hazardous road conditions in many parts of our school district, Norwell Community Schools will implement eLearning for Friday, January 19, 2024.
Due to the expectation of overnight snow and slick road conditions, Norwell Community Schools will be on a 2-hour delayed start for Friday, January 19, 2024. Bear Care and Bobcat Care will be available at normal start times.
Norwell Community Schools will be on a 2-hour delayed start schedule for Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Bear Care and Bobcat Care will be available at the normal start time.
Due to the continued severe wind-chill temperatures and water line issues at NMS caused by the extreme cold, Norwell Community Schools will implement eLearning on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Full-day Bear Care and Bobcat Care will be available.
Due to extremely cold temperatures throughout the day, Norwell Community Schools will implement eLearning on Monday, January 15, 2024. Bear Care and Bobcat Care will remain open on a normal schedule.
Norwell Community Schools will be open for in-person, onsite learning following our 2-hour delay. Slush is being removed from the roads by the Wells County Highway Department but continue to take your time as you commute to school and work. 1.9.24
Due to reduced visibility and slick road conditions in some areas, Norwell Community Schools will be on a two-hour delayed schedule for Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Bear Care and Bobcat Care will be available on their normal schedules.
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New e-Learning Day Schedule - Effective Immediately see eLearning webpage... https://www.nwcs.k12.in.us/page/elearning-parent-letter