Canal Winchester Online Learning Academy (CWOLA)
Information and Student and Parent Expectations
CWOLA families 6-12 should have received an email from Edmentum inviting you to “Family Sensei” which includes instructions and a custom link to register. Upon registration, you will have access to Learner Progress details for all your associated students.
If you did not receive an email Invitation please email Joe Arndt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with student’s name, grade AND the email you would like associated with the student in order to receive reports. Here is a helpful sheet on the Edmentum Reports Edmentum Sensei for Families
CWOLA 6-12 October Please Read CWOLA UPDATE CLICK HERE.pdf
CWOLA Academic Counselors:
Courseware Learning Overview
CWOLA Schedule and Login Information
Students will be able to see their scheduled classes in Power School beginning on August 26.
In order to access classes on the Edmentum platform on September 2, students will need to:
Make sure they are logged into their CWLS Google account
Go to the Clever login under Student Links and click on the Edmentum logo
All courses the student is enrolled in will appear on the Edmentum dashboard
Daily/Weekly Structure of CWOLA
CWOLA is an environment where your child will be moving through the course content on their own within the pacing set by the teacher. This allows more flexibility for your child to explore the lesson, complete assignments, and develop questions for their teacher during assigned teacher office/support hours. While students have the daily flexibility to work anytime and anywhere, the classes follow a calendar with firm start and end dates and students are strongly encouraged to login and participate daily/weekly. Students are provided pacing and target dates to assist as they work through their courses which will also be tied to their attendance.?
To be Successful in this Online Environment
Complete ALL the Tutorials assigned and take notes (Guided Notes are sometimes available)
Complete ALL the Practice Activities assigned
Complete ALL the Discussions assigned
PASS each Mastery Test with at least an 80%. If you receive less than an 80%, the Mastery Test will be LOCKED. If you go back to the beginning of that section and 1) Complete all the tutorials and 2) Complete all the practice activities, the Mastery Test will RESET and you'll have an opportunity to REDO the Mastery Test. This procedure will highly increase your chances of passing the POST Unit Test because these are a practice and preview to the POST Unit Test.?***You will have 2 attempts to pass the Mastery Test until you are officially locked out**
Complete the Course Activity, if assigned.
Complete the Unit Activity, if assigned.
Take the POST Test
Attendance record keeping is provided to CWOLA by tracking student logins on the Edmentum platform and by students completing assignments according to the dates and pacing provided on the platform. Due to the nature of online instruction, CWOLA students are not confined to attend school or access their course work at a specific time of the day. Therefore, the parent/guardian should monitor their student’s daily online accumulated hours and completion of lessons, assignments, quizzes and tests to assure their student does not fall behind during the semester.
Grading will be done on the Edmentum platform and grades will only be entered in Power School at interims and the end of grading periods. Parents/Guardians will be given an Edmentum Family account to check progress. The district is still working on getting this set up.
Who will be facilitating and monitoring my student’s CWOLA courses and tracking progress?
CWMS and CWHS teachers will be involved in monitoring and supporting all courses. Due to current circumstances, each school building may be utilizing staff in different ways to best support all students. Although content teachers (math, English, Science, etc.) will be the teachers offering instructional and content support, other staff members may be assigned as your student’s contact for coordinating help and assistance.
*Office hours for each subject area will be shared by individual schools and available on the district website*
CWOLA is full-time online learning, which means it is home-based. This gives parents additional responsibilities for providing instructional support, monitoring student engagement and progress, and communicating with teachers if your student is struggling. All CWOLA courses are grade-level specific and may not address already existing gaps in a student’s skill set so it is important that a parent or guardian:
Provide the organization, structure and motivation a student needs by establishing and managing the online school daily routine
Support the student with navigating technology and the online learning platform as needed
Monitor student learning and comprehension of content--support the learner with clarification and encouragement or help them seek that support through the school contacts
Provide ongoing guidance and encouragement
Encourage social activities outside of online school
Who Do I Contact if I Have Technology Issues?
If students experience issues, they should reach out to their teachers for quick troubleshooting.
If those teachers are unable to provide support, the students/parents should reach out to the correct email address listed below and the tech department will work with them to resolve the issue.
is necessary to get service done on the Chromebooks, an appointment will be made for the student/parent to drive to their school building and exchange it for a loaner device while repairs are being completed, and return again to retrieve their repaired device. At no time will they enter the school with this process. The technician will greet them in the student drop-off area and conduct the exchange.
Special Education Services
Students on Individualized Education Plans
An Intervention Specialist will be assigned to students on IEPs. This teacher will communicate the details of the support, in accordance with each student’s IEP, with the student and parent(s).
Students on Section 504 Plans
CWOLA teachers will be informed of students who have 504 Plans. They will ensure accommodations from the plans are in place and followed.
English Language Learner) Services
An ESL teacher will be assigned to students needing support. The teacher will communicate the details of support with each student qualified for ELL services. ?
All students in the district will be required to participate in all required state and local testing. This may require students to take some assessments in a face to face environment.