ELearning/Remote Learning Program

Need a Device?

PPCUSD8 has a limited number of devices we will be lending out to Pleasant Plains CUSD8 families in need during these unprecedented times.

Please only contact your building administrator if you absolutely require a loaned device from the district for your student to continue with E-Learning.

Farmingdale: Jamie Yates jyates@ppcusd8.org

Pleasant Plains Middle School: Heather Greer hgreer@ppcusd8.org

Pleasant Plains High School: Luke Brooks lbrooks@ppcusd8.org

During these unexpected school closures, PPCUSD8 is offering extended learning opportunities via ELearning for students and families while children are at home. It is recommended that your children complete educational activities each school day to help minimize disruption to each child's academic progress caused by emergency school closures and to make these days as educationally productive and engaging as possible.

Students will receive lessons from TeacherEase emails, ClassDojo, Google Classroom, or a similar platform that teacher is currently used. Please know that if any frustration or technical difficulty is experienced, students should move on to another activity.

Teachers will be available via email to help answer any questions. Please know that families should not expect an immediate response but questions will be responded to in the order that they are received. More information is below in the FAQs.

ELearning FAQ

How will families be notified of an E Learning/Remote Learning Day has been announced?

Families will be notified of a school closing the same way they have been notified in the past (email, website posting, Facebook, Emergency Closing Center

How does my child (or I) find out about the assignments or activities for the E Learning Day?

  • Farmingdale Elementary students will access assignments through TeacherEase emails, ClassDojo, Classroom Websites, Google Classroom (or a similar platform) on the morning of the E Learning/Remote Learning Day.
  • Pleasant Plains Middle School and Pleasant High School students will access assignments through TeacherEase emails, Google Classroom (or a similar platform), or via their teacher’s classroom web page on the morning of the E Learning Day.

What subject areas will be addressed during an E Learning Day?

  • Teachers have created assignments that included all subject areas. PPHS & PPMS students will follow their typical A-Day/B-Day schedule (A/B days are on the district calendar on the home page www.ppcusd8.org)
  • Students should follow the specific E Learning day assignments.

What if there is no internet access at home on the E Learning Day?

Parents or students can contact a school administrator to arrange for paper copies of instructional materials and assignments.

Farmingdale Elementary: Jamie Yates jyates@ppcusd8.org

Pleasant Plains Middle School: Heather Greer: hgreer@ppcusd8.org

Pleasant Plains High School: Luke Brooks: lbrooks@ppcusd8.org

Will grades on E Learning/Remote Learning assignments be marked as for completion only or will assignment be checked for accuracy and graded?

E Learning/Remote Learning assignments will be marked for completion. Credit for the assignment can only improve a grade in that subject. Teachers will provide feedback on proficiency for the assignment.

If my child has a question about an assignment, what do we do?

Teachers and specialists will be available for support via email.

Farmingdale Staff

Pleasant Plains Middle School Staff

Pleasant Plains High School Staff

If students have special needs or modified curriculum, how can E Learning/Remote Learning address that situation?

  • Students receiving special education services will receive the same accommodations or modifications that they would during a regular school day.
  • Resource teachers at each school will be available for support via email.

If my child needs tech support on the E Learning Day/Remote Learning, what can we do?

Tech support is available for devices provided by the district. Email Mike Squires at msquires@ppcusd8.org for tech support on district devices.

All parents or students can email John Langley at jlangley@ppcusd8.org if you have trouble accessing any of the online resources that you need to do your ELearning/Remote Learning or have a technology question.

What if I don’t have my child’s textbook?

Contact your building principal to make arrangements:

Farmingdale: Jamie Yates jyates@ppcusd8.org

Pleasant Plains Middle School: Heather Greer hgreer@ppcusd8.org

Pleasant Plains High School: Luke Brooks lbrooks@ppcu

Will this day be added onto the end of the school year too?

No.

  • ELearning/Remote Learning Days that ISBE counts as instructional days do not need to be made up.
  • Act of God Days do not need to be made up.

What if I have more than 1 student at home, only one device?

Since students have extended time to complete assignments, students can share a computer to complete their activities.

PPCUSD8 has a limited number of devices we will be lending out to Pleasant Plains CUSD8 families in need during these unprecedented times.

Please only contact your building administrator if you absolutely require a loaned device from the district for your student to continue with E-Learning.

Farmingdale: Jamie Yates jyates@ppcusd8.org

Pleasant Plains Middle School: Heather Greer hgreer@ppcusd8.org

Pleasant Plains High School: Luke Brooks lbrooks@ppcusd8.org