Virtual Learning Day FAQ

Do you have questions regarding Virtual Learning Day? You've come to the right place.

What is a virtual learning day?
A virtual learning day is a school day during which the use of technology enables students to learn anytime and anywhere. We will use virtual learning days when school is ordered closed for natural disasters or a widespread health threat. 

How and when will students and parents know if a virtual learning day will take place?
The announcement of a virtual learning day will be relayed through a phone blast, Genesis email notification, the district and school websites, and the Closter Twitter account. 

How will attendance be counted?
Attendance will be taken through an online form.

  • Students at Hillside Elementary School should visit the elementary school website and complete the Hillside Daily Attendance Check-in each day by 10:00 a.m.
  • Students at Tenakill Middle School should visit the middle school website and complete the Tenakill Daily Attendance Check-in each day by 10:00 a.m.

How will students be informed about assignments during a virtual learning day?
All teachers will post contact information and assignments to their websites by 9:00 a.m. on a virtual learning day and will be available online during a two-hour block, which will be posted with student assignments. 

How will students obtain assistance from teachers on a virtual learning day?
Teachers will be available through email and will post other means of communication with the posted assignments.

How much school work will students be required to accomplish?
Students will be assigned virtual classroom work from their teacher(s). Lessons will be relevant to current instruction and should not take students much time to complete when on task. On average, students will have approximately two hours of work per day. Students are permitted to complete the work over the course of the full day. We do not want to overload students with busy work. 

How much time is the student expected to work online during a virtual learning day?
No minimum or maximum amount of time is expected. Students should complete their work carefully, using the amount of time that is appropriate for them.

When will assignments be due?
Teachers will indicate when assignments are due. Students will submit their work to teachers through Seesaw, Google Classroom, or Schoology.  

Do students with identified special learning needs have to complete the assignments?
Yes, all students should complete assignments.  For students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan, special education teachers will arrange individual supports, services and accommodations.  All accommodations and services will be attempted during the virtual learning day or will be provided upon return to school.