O-D Board Approves E-Learning Days

Oregon-Davis-Jr_Sr-BuildingThe Oregon-Davis School Corporation has the option to utilize e-learning days in the event of inclement weather or other circumstances which force the cancellation of traditional classes.

The school board Monday night formally adopted the framework for doing so. If bad weather is expected, students will take their electronic devices home the night before so they sign in to a virtual classroom should the corporation call an e-learning day. Parents and students will be notified via school messenger and notices on the Oregon-Davis website.

Interim Superintendent Jim Dermody says teachers will be live on the site to assist students with their assignments and interact with them throughout the course of the day. O-D will also have a dedicated technical support helpline for families who are having problems accessing the system.

There’s no limit to the number of e-learning days O-D can schedule, but Dermody says they will not hold more than two in a row. Should it be necessary to miss a third day of school due to safety concerns, he says a cancellation would likely occur. He stresses his main goal is to establish and maintain a safe school environment.