To participate in E-school, the following requirements must be met:
1. Required: E-School Student Orientation
All newly registered E-School students must complete the E-School Student Orientation course in order to prepare themselves to use Blackboard, which is the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network (HVLN)/E-School's course management system. This mandatory online training will guide students through the necessary Blackboard skills needed to be an online learner. After students are registered for an E-School course, they will have access to the E-School Student Orientation. Students must complete the E-School Student Orientation course prior to the first day of their online class.
2. Hardware and Other Computer Requirements
To be able to access course information, the following equipment, computer systems, and technical specifications are required:
- Headset (Headphones and microphone).
- High bandwidth connectivity (cable modem).
- A computer that’s no more than 3 years old.
- A speedy computer that can also input and output sound.
- See Technical Requirements for a complete detailed list.
3. Required Forms
- Student Agreement Form: Students and parents/guardians must sign this online form and submit it electronically for each session. By signing this form, students and parents/guardians are agreeing to act in accordance with E-School's policies and requirements. The link to the online form will be provided in the registration confirmation email. (Hard copies will not be accepted.)
- AUP (Acceptable Use Policy): E-School expects a student to follow the AUP policy of their school.
4. Working Email Address
- If a student doesn't have an email address, free email accounts are available from Google (Gmail) or Hotmail / Outlook.
- Please do NOT create or use a Yahoo account for E-School courses. Mail from the Hawaii DOE gets filtered into Yahoo's Bulk Mail and you may miss part of the registration process.
5. Code of Conduct
- E-School supports the Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 8, Chapter 19 – Student Misconduct, Discipline, School Searches and Seizures, Reporting Offenses, Police Interviews and Arrests, and Restitution for Vandalism and we uphold the Chapter 19, Subchapter 2, Student Misconduct during the Regular School Year, §8-19-6 Prohibited Student Conduct; Class Offenses. The prohibited conduct applies to all students in the public school system, on campus, or other department of education premises, on department of education transportation, or during a department of education sponsored activity or event on or off school property. However, the particular offenses of misconduct that should be emphasized for students who are enrolled in online courses are the following. Click here for a definition of the listed offenses and to view the Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 8, Chapter 19.
- Class A offenses:
- Terroristic threatening
- Class B offenses:
- Cyber bullying
- Inappropriate or questionable uses, or both, of Internet materials or equipment
- Class C offenses
- Abusive language
- Class A offenses:
- All work submitted must be the student’s own work. If other resources are used, the student is required to cite sources. Cheating, plagiarism and other academic dishonesty are clearly a violation of this program’s policy. For more information, please reference Copyright and Plagiarism in the Online Student Resources section of the student handbook. These types of behaviors are monitored in E-School and with consequences determined by the individual instructor. Consequences may include a failing grade for the course.
- Cheating: Cheating is a false representation of a piece of work that you claim as ownership which includes (1) direct copying of another person’s work and taking credit for it, and/or (2) having someone else do your assignments and assessments and claiming it as your own.
- Plagiarism: Direct copying from any media including books, texts, graphics, music, website content, etc. without the proper citation is a copyright infringement.
Even though there is no physical classroom to go to, you are expected to "attend" your E-School class regularly throughout the session by logging into your course daily. When you log into your class, you should check your course announcements, messages, and actively engage in course work. This may include activities such as reading articles, viewing videos, and participating on discussion boards. Your instructor is able to track the dates and amount of time you have spent in the course working on activities. You are expected to log into your course at least once every day (1 - 2 hours at a time). Accelerated year courses and Advanced Placement courses may require you to spend more time in your course to complete activities.
7. Drop Policy
Effective school year 2016-2017, students will have up to 6 weeks after the start of the session to drop a course. For Year courses, this 6-week grace period occurs in the first semester only. Students of Year courses will not be allowed to drop classes during the second semester.
- After 6 weeks, students may not drop the course. The student must remain in the course until the end of the session and receive the grade earned.
To drop a course during the 6-week grace period, please contact your School Site Facilitator or counselor as only your School Site Facilitator can perform the removal.