Remote Learning: What to Know

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Remote learning has begun!

Here is what you need to know...

 

All CEC schools will be closed through the end of the school year.

 

Starting March 23rd, students will participate in remote learning via Microsoft Teams on smart phones, computers or tablets. Remote learning will operate Monday-Friday 9am-9pm including teacher office hours by chat or video from 1pm-4pm daily.

 

 

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Students are expected to show up to class by logging in to their Microsoft account and participating in their classes by 4:00 pm each day and complete the attendance form for each class that you would be attending in school. Students should check with their teachers to determine their individual attendance expectations. Email mcdonnell@coloradoearlycolleges.org if you cannot sign on by 4:00pm. We can help problem solve with students.
 
We have decided to extend the “temporary reprieve” of not requiring a Healthcare Provider note in order to receive an “excused” absence, provided that you notify CECA on the day of the absence (see below) if your student is ill and not able to work on their school assignments while at home:

Contact the Attendance Hotline at 720-572-5040 ext 313 or email attendance@coloradoearlycolleges.org
 
Note: This is effective during the entirety of the remote learning process this semester.
Students are not required to attend class at the normally scheduled time. Some instructors are hosting live classes to provide the opportunity to interact in real time if possible, but they will provide an alternative way to access the class for students who cannot make this time. We believe it’s important for our staff and students to interact, so meeting during office hours from 1:00-4:00pm as a video chat is also available and encouraged. As instructors have settled in, these norms will become clearer.
Every class day! Attendance will still be taken every class day in each class. How attendance is taken may vary from class to class, but students are expected to log in to participate in each class every day of the week by 4pm. Coursework is expected to be submitted by 9pm. For specifics, students should talk to their teachers regarding additional expectations for each class.
In light of moving to remote learning days, the Advising Department will conduct a virtual advising meeting in place of our regularly scheduled in-person meetings for the remainder of the semester. The virtual meeting will be an email that includes several steps to be completed to ensure students are prepared for Fall 2020. Please continue to check your email and text messages for updates!

After receiving the advising email, students and families will also have the option to schedule a phone call or a virtual meeting by contacting their advisor directly.
We understand that not all families may have access to the technology their student needs to participate in remote learning, and we are working hard to help each student attain the necessary equipment to continue classes from a remote setting. Please email mcdonnell@coloradoearlycolleges.org or rivas@coloradoearlycolleges.org if you do not have a computer or laptop to work from and we will do our best to find a solution.
 
CEC has also made refurbished laptops available for purchase. Click here to learn more.
CEC is providing IT/Tech support for remote learning via email and phone.
  1. Open a ticket - Email support@coloradoearlycolleges.org
  2. Phone Support (M-F, 7:30-4:00) – 970-305-4303
Both options can be used for password resets, questions about Microsoft Teams, minor technical issues, etc.
It means three things in particular.
  1. This is your last opportunity to come to the school to gather any personal belongings that you do not currently have. This includes picking up music stands for students in the music classes.
  2. For the safety and protection of all our staff, please do not come to the school building unless you are picking up materials and have already arranged this with a staff person or teacher.
  3. After 5:00pm on March 26th through the end of the school year, staff WILL NOT be on campus.
No, they will not. Given how things have progressed with COVID-19, CEC has made a network decision to close all campuses through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is still in process. Prospective students and families can attend our Informational Meetings through our online Infocast. Click HERE to access the RSVP link as well as view future Informational Meetings. Families who are ready to start the enrollment process can click HERE.
Don't forget! We are also accepting Refer-A-Friend forms for the 2020-2021 school year! Learn more here.
Learn more about how to download Teams by clicking here.
During these unprecedented times, we encourage our high school students to be the educational leaders for their preschool, elementary, and middle school siblings. Learn more here!