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Out of an abundance of precaution, Connections Academy East will be closed effective Monday, March 16, thru Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  School will resume on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Connections Academy East will be implementing eLearning days and students should access their teachers’ Google Classroom on Monday, March 16th for assignments they are to work on.  Additional information will be posted on the Connections Academy East website for parents in the eLearning section.



While participating in eLearning, the staff at the Connections Academy East  will only access their e-mail and voicemail communications during the following hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 2:30pm.  Outside of these hours, e-mail and voicemail communications with school staff are not to be used for emergency purposes. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for assistance

We are committed to keeping students engaged in their learning during this statewide school closure. Connections Academy East will be providing students with work digitally if it has been determined they have adequate access to internet/device OR students will be mailed paper-assignments. Teacher, therapist and other related service staff will be in contact throughout the week via phone, email and possible web conferencing in an effort to provide continuity of services.  Our team is planning on maintaining current schedule for IEP meetings, however, this will occur via conference phone during the school closing period. 


Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20:  A week of eLearning for all students.

Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27:  Spring Break

Monday, March 30 - Tuesday, April 7:  eLearning for all students.

We will continue to inform you as quickly as we can about any further changes to school services. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elaina Shannon, Principal at or Brad Piech, Assistant Principal at with questions.

As we make decisions going forward, we will be reviewing the ever-evolving information regarding coronavirus, consulting with health officials, and communicating future plans. We will continue to follow CDC and other epidemiological recommendations which support preventative measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in our community. It bears repeating that we have not been notified of any school or community member who has been diagnosed with this virus.   We will continue to share updated information as it becomes available. 

We appreciate your partnership, and we will get through this together. 

Dear Parents,

All Connections Academy East students will partake in an e-Learning experience to ensure continuation of education during this unprecedented time.

What is e-Learning

The definition of e-Learning is "learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the Internet. " In this situation, we will be providing activities, information and resources remotely for our students in order to ensure learning continues.  This process is new for everyone and the goal is to keep learning moving forward for students over an extended period of remote learning, while trying to ensure that the daily demands for students, teachers and families are manageable.   

Please remember to be flexible.  Teachers will be flexible in terms of student technical difficulties and deadlines, especially for graded assignments.  Students will need to be flexible in terms of technical difficulties and teacher response times.  We ask parents to be patient with both students and teachers as we navigate this system. 

Teacher Expectations for e-Learning: 

Staff are working hard to create learning opportunities for students. Online resources and activities will be uploaded and accessible by 8:30am every morning. Teachers will be online and available each day from 8:30 am. - 2:30 pm. 

If your child receives services (such as counseling services, occupational therapy or speech language therapy) those staff will contact you directly to share resources or ideas. 

Student Expectations & Schedule for e-Learning: 

Students should be accessing the e-Learning through their Google Classroom website and completing the activities as listed under each subject area. All students are expected to be onlin from 8:30 am. - 2:30 pm. and attendance will be taken.  You teacher will let you know when the class will have free time/lunch and we are asking that you put all technology down and do something different.  Students can also download Google Classroom on their cell phone if they do not have a computer and can complete their work and submit it on their as well.

Staff Schedule for e-Learning

All school staff are working during the e-Learning days. Please reach out through email if you have questions or concerns.  Students must email staff from their Connections email and not their personal emails.  

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