2019 Digital Learning Day Info

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    The Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) would like to remind students and parents about the Digital Learning Days policy that the school system has in place.

    The GCPS 2019-20 school calendar includes make-up days to address school days missed due to inclement weather.  In addition to these days, GCPS also has the option of making up days missed due to inclement weather using Digital Learning Days. Should a decision be made to cancel school, students, parents, and staff will be notified via SchoolMessenger of the closing and if the day is a Digital Learning Day.  To ensure that you have opted in to receive text notifications from Gwinnett County Public Schools, text Y to 67587 from your mobile phone.

    The Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) 2019-20 school calendar includes two make-up days to address school days missed due to inclement weather. In addition to these days, GCPS also has the option of making up days missed due to inclement weather using Digital Learning Days. Should a decision be made to cancel school, students, parents, and staff will be notified via SchoolMessenger of the closing and if the day is a Digital Learning Day.

  • How does a Digital Learning Day work?

    On the day that school has been canceled, teachers will post assignments on their eCLASS C&I course pages. High school assignments will be posted by 8AM. Elementary school assignments will be posted by 9AM. And middle school assignments will be posted by 10AM.


    Students will use the My eClass student portal to log in to their eCLASS C&I course pages where they will access assignments, resources, and other materials. If the power is out, a student may access the teacher’s course page when power returns. If a student does not have access to a computer or device (tablet, smartphone, etc.), the student can get the assignment once school resumes.


    Student work will be expected to be turned in to the teacher (either digitally or in person), using a school’s process for turning in work following an absence. For example, if your school allows students to turn in work two days after a missed day the Digital Learning Day assignments would be due two days after classes resume.

    During the school year, teachers will share additional information with students about Digital Learning  Days, including how they will support student learning during the day. (For example, some teachers may set up a discussion board while others may use online conference tools or be available via phone.) 
    Parents and students who need a refresher course on how to access eCLASS C&I can go to district website for helpful resources and information.