Welcome To Remote Learning
Remote Learning Continues
Under the direction of the Governor and the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois schools are operating on a remote learning model.
We appreciate your patience as we all learn this new system together!
- Is your question about curriculum, classwork, grades? Please ask your student's teacher.
- Is your question tech related? Please complete a tech help request here.
- Is your question not related to either curriculum or tech? Do you have some feedback to share? Please complete this form and we'll get the right person to connect with you
- Here's an easy guide to using Google Classroom (Guia de Google Classroom-Salón de clases del internet).
- To request a device check-out for your student to use during remote learning, click here.
Schedule of Teacher/Student Interaction Times:
A district-wide schedule of live teacher/student interaction times has been created. This was done to avoid conflicts with multiple teachers scheduling these opportunities at the same time and also to recognize that many students may be sharing one device while at home. The schedule also reflects the amount of time students should be independently working or working with a parent to complete assignments outside of the live interaction time. A short video explaining the schedule is available for elementary parents (Video Transcript) and secondary parents (Video Transcript).
- A,B,C,D,E Day Schedule Through End of School Year
- Elementary Schedule
- Junior High Schedule
- High School Schedule
The last day of remote instruction for students Early Childhood through 11th grade will be May 19. The last day for seniors is May 15.
Teachers need to either schedule live meetings or be available for students questions during the live times. At the Elementary level, there are two times a week per class for up to 45 minutes. At the Junior High level there is one time per week for 15-30 minutes for each period. For High School there is one time per week for 20-45 minutes per each class.
Remote Learning Attendance:
Teachers will monitor live interaction time, assignment completion and emails to make a list by the end of the week of students/parents that have not interacted with the teacher or materials. To ensure that all students have access and the support they need, phone calls will be made to the parents of students who have not yet participated after a few days.
Elementary Students: We encourage you to use the Choice Boards that were sent home with students before break. The Choice Boards are also posted here. Students should pick one activity from at least five of the boxes each day. It is important, if possible, to provide some structure for your young children. There should be some set times each day for students to work on the Choice Boards. Elementary Parent Guide To Google Classroom
Secondary Students: Students will be receiving assignments and activities that will provide review and access to new content. These assignments will be posted for students and parents in Tyler SIS (just like during regular school days). Teachers have Google Classrooms and will share details about assignments with students 3- 5 times a week through this forum.
- Parent Letter 5.7.2020 (7 de mayo)
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- Parent Letter 4.9.2020 (9 de abril)
- Parent Letter 4.8.2020 (8 de abril) Elementary Secondary
- Parent Letter 4.7.2020 (7 de abril) Elementary Secondary
- Parent Letter 3.31.2020 Elementary Secondary
- Familias de estudiantes de primaria (31 de marzo) Familias de estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria (31 de marzo)
Grading Practices during Remote Learning
Junior High and High School Grading: During Remote Learning, teachers will give assignments and activities on new learning standards. Students will get feedback and/or grades on these assignments. As long as a student is engaged and performing at least at a passing level, a student’s grade will not be negatively impacted during Remote Learning. Here is a short video for further explanation.
Report cards will be emailed to 6-12 parents on May 27.
Elementary Grading: In elementary schools, we have a standards-based grading system recorded in MasteryConnect. From February 18th to March 13th, students were assessed as “Mastery”, “Near Mastery”, or “Emerging” and recorded in MasteryConnect, as we’ve done in the past. We will continue to provide students with standards-based learning opportunities from now until the end of the 2019/2020 school year, even when/if we return to the school buildings. Based on the Illinois State Board of Education’s directives, we must focus on student engagement and not assessment. We are using a modified set of standards in Math and English Language Arts/Spanish Language Arts to provide learning opportunities for our students. Teachers will provide many options for students to engage with the learning standards, and there will be no penalties for incomplete or incorrect work. In MasteryConnect, students will receive a ‘C’ for completing any form of participation relative to each standard. If a teacher is not able to gather any evidence that a child worked towards a standard, s/he will receive a ‘NC’ for no evidence of completion/participation for that particular standard. This will in no way have a negative impact towards your child’s academic standing.
Progress reports will be emailed to K-5 parents on the morning of May 22.
For Students with Disabilities: SD 308 Special Education Department is continually planning for ensuring our students and their families are supported while learning at home.
Classroom Cleanout for Elementary - Teachers will gather student items for parents/guardians to pick-up during the week of May 18th. The schedule for drive-thru pick-up will be distributed in the next few weeks. Student medication and health office supplies will also be returned through a parent/guardian sign-out process.
Student Belongings Pick Up and Textbook/Athletic Uniform Drop Off
Junior High - A schedule for the week of May 18th will be distributed for students to pick-up belongings, and for parent/guardian sign-out of student medication or supplies, complying with restrictions on gatherings of people and social distancing.
High School - Details are still being worked out on how best to have students pick up and drop off items.
The district's COVID-19 Resource Page contains information regarding food distribution, device sign-out, free and reduced cost internet options, COVID-19 Public Service Announcements, and more.