Introduction

Fresno Unified School District is providing core, accelerated, Advanced Placement, CTE, and elective courses at the secondary level through eLearn at My School. This online learning will provide quality instruction at every grade level in a digital environment. At Fresno Unified we are committed to providing equal access and opportunity for all of our students. We use district-adopted, standards-based curricula designed to assure grade level content learning and growth.

Fresno Unified is providing:

  • Highly qualified teachers from your student’s school site
  • Core subjects (ELA, Math, History/Social Studies, Science) and accelerated and elective classes for middle school grades 7-8
  • High school courses online that are aligned to the Fresno Unified Course Guide
  • Teacher instructional delivery with Microsoft Teams as the preferred platform

Frequently Asked Questions

Will attending the eLearn at My School option affect my student’s ability to apply to or be accepted by four-year colleges and universities?

As long as the student is enrolled in the same courses and receives the same grades, there should be no difference in terms of acceptance.

How will I need to support my student with eLearn at My School?

eLearn at My School can be a more challenging learning environment in terms of completing assignments. Students will need to have a learning schedule that promotes success in the online classroom.

How will students complete the labs for science courses?

While this can vary by the assigned teacher, typically students will use virtual (online) labs.

Who are the teachers?

The eLearn at My School teachers are our same Fresno Unified teachers from each school site. We are not hiring additional teachers for this option.

Will my student lose their spot at their magnet school?

No. All eLearn at My School students remain enrolled at their school.

Will middle school and high school students have a variety of teachers?

Yes. Teachers must be credentialed in whatever they are teaching whether it is in a classroom or online.

How will my student move from class to class online?

Students must know how to access their Fresno Unified email and calendars so they can click on links to their different teacher’s classrooms at the times assigned by their sites.

How do I get technology if I need it?

If you need technology, you should call the district’s Family Learning and Tech Support (FLATS) Center at 559.457.3939.

What if we have problems with my child’s technology?

If your student is having problems with their table or computer, you should call the district’s Family Learning and Tech Support (FLATS) Center at 559.457.3939.

How do I communicate with my child’s teacher if we don’t speak the same language?

Reach out to your child’s school for an interpreter to help connect to your child’s teacher (e.g. Home School Liaison or staff).  There are also specific apps that allow for teacher and parent communication.  Some of them include Immersive Reader, Talking Points, and Google Translate. 

Definitions

Asynchronous Learning: This type of learning occurs when the teacher assigns work and/or student collaboration, and the student(s) completes these assignments away from the teacher. This could include assignments in district-adopted digital and print curriculum.

Online Learning: This learning occurs online when the teacher and the student are in different locations. Online learning includes both real time (synchronous) opportunities for students to be with their teacher and independent/collaboration time (asynchronous) when the students may be working without their teacher.

Synchronous Learning: This type of learning occurs when both teacher and student are logged in at the same time into a digital platform such as Microsoft Teams, and the teacher is providing instruction in a variety of ways.

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The Student Experience in Online Learning

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How is eLearn at My School Different From Traditional Learning?

Online learning requires a combination of high quality teacher instruction and great ownership from students. The graphic below shows five important differences between a “Brick & Mortar” (traditional classroom) and an eLearn at My School environment. eLearn at My School looks very different, but your student can definitely be successful in learning.

Virtual environments chart

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English Learner Supports

FUSD is committed to providing high quality and rigorous programs for all of our students, including English learners. To that end, we are committed to providing support and resources for our EL families to better assist your children at home in an online learning environment.

  • English Learner Services Department Website  (provides information regarding services, resources, and programs supporting EL students and families)
  • Distance Learning Support for English Learners (provides resources that support core curriculum and promote English Language Development (ELD), Dual Language Immersion (DLI), and Languages Other than English (LOTE) for students at all grade levels)
  • Integrated and Designated ELD (defines how EL students receive instructional support in class that is specific to learning English and how that integrates with other content areas throughout the day).
  • Spanish Dual Language Immersion (we do not have a site dedicated only to the Spanish DLI program. We do, however, have the brochures available at EL Services site)
  • Hmong  Language Program  (describes the elementary Hmong Dual Language Immersion and high school Hmong Heritage courses)

eLearn Curriculum – EL Specific

  • National Geographic Inside (middle school) and National Geographic Edge (high school) online resources supplement the district-adopted ELD curriculum for the secondary ELD course sequence at middle and high school.
  • Many of our district-adopted textbooks have print and online options for translations. Please contact your child’s school to find out what might be offered in your language.

Special Education Supports

Important Success Tools

There are definitely ways for you and your student to be more successful in the eLearn at My School process. These include:

  • Connecting: It’s important for students to be a part of the daily instruction being provided.
  • Building Routines: When a student is not participating in daily online instruction, the student will still have academic work to complete. Establishing a daily schedule will help establish routines that will lead to success.
  • Parent University: Take advantage of the many parent supports available from Parent University.
  • On-Demand Learning: Fresno Unified has created a variety of resources for teachers, students, and parents.

6 Key Components for eLearn at My School Middle & High Schools

These six components ensure a quality education for all students who wish to select the eLearn at My School option. They include:

  1. Accreditation: All of our schools are accredited whether in traditional classroom or eLearn at My School format.
  2. Support Services: Students continue to receive the same supports (i.e. academic counselors, social workers, school psychologists, etc.) whether in eLearn at My School or traditional classroom.
  3. Socialization Opportunities: Students in eLearn at My School can continue to be involved in Fresno Unified’s Goal 2 which includes Arts, Athletics, and Activities.
  4. Quality Teachers: The eLearn at My School teachers are our same Fresno Unified certificated teachers.
  5. Instructional Quality: Our eLearn at My School teachers are provided with on-going professional learning in how to provide online instruction.
  6. College Planning: Our courses continue to meet UC/CSU a-g. In addition, students have access to Advanced Placement courses and courses that meet NCAA requirements.
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