As winter break approaches, I would like to thank all of the students, staff, parents, and community members who contribute so much in helping to create an atmosphere of excellence at East Allen County Schools!
Time seems to move so quickly these days. It is hard to believe the school year is already half over! The first semester of the 2014-15 school year will end on Friday, December 19th. Beginning Monday, December 22nd through Monday, January 5th, students will be on winter break. Our schools will be closed. The District’s Administration Building will be open December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, and January 2, 2015, from 9:00 AM until noon daily.
The District Offices will resume regular hours on Monday, January 5th. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 6th.
Speaking of returning to school for second semester, the EACS Board of School Trustees approved an eLearning plan which will be initiated during second semester, beginning Tuesday, January 6th. What this means is that in the event school is cancelled during the second semester, all EACS students and teachers will be expected to be on-line by 9:00 AM the same day of the cancellation to participate in electronic learning.
The only exception to this will be the very first cancellation day we experience. Since Presidents’ Day, February 16th has already been designated as a make-up day on our official school calendar, should we cancel school prior to February 16th, that missed day will be made up as a planned eLearning day on February 16th.
Beginning with the second cancelled day, eLearning will be in effect on the same day as the cancellation. You will receive a message from me on days we cancel informing you that school has been cancelled, and that assignments will be posted electronically by 9:00 AM. Assignments given that day will be due five (5) school days after the return to school.
All students will be given information to bring home on Monday, December 15th with information and instructions regarding eLearning. That information along with a video explaining the EACS eLearning plan is available right here on our website below this message.
It is my hope that you enjoy a restful winter break with much laughter, love, and good health. I also hope that you are able to spend quality time with family and friends.
Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful New Year and for continued success during the remainder of the 2014-15 school year!
Dr. Kenneth H. Folks