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D45 Art Show

Apr 19

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Healthy Kids Day

Apr 27

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D45 STEM Day

May 2

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Board of Education Meeting

May 6

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Early Dismissal

May 15

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Board of Education Meeting

May 20

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Memorial Day - No School

May 27

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End of Nine Weeks

May 28

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Last Day of Classes - Early Dismissal

May 28

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Report Card Day

May 28

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Board of Education Meeting

Jun 3

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Board of Education Meeting

Jun 17

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EMERGENCY E-LEARNING PLAN

Plan Overview
  • The District e-Learning plan was developed in alignment with the expansion of e-Learning through Public Act 101-0012.
  • When an emergency day is decided upon, the decision will be made to either 1) use a traditional emergency day or 2) use an e-Learning Day (Grades K – 8).
  • Upon the decision to use an e-Learning Day, a District staff message would be sent, followed by a District family message.
  • In the event of an e-Learning day, transportation will not be provided to students placed out of the district.
  • Prior to potential e-Learning days, Blizzard Bags will be sent home with students in Grades K-5, and Chromebooks will be sent home with students in Grades 6-8.
  • Students can access teaching staff, if needed, through their usual means (Seesaw, Google Classroom, Remind, Class Dojo, school email, etc.). Teachers will communicate with students during the day via email or through one of the platforms listed above.
  • Any services, including but not limited to special education, speech, social work, or multilingual, that are not provided that day should be scheduled for another day/time within the month in alignment with the student’s monthly minutes.
  • For parents with IEP meetings scheduled on the day of the closure, the team should offer to conduct the meeting remotely. Parents who prefer an in-person meeting may request that the meeting be rescheduled.
  • Elementary and middle school staff and students will have a common lunch break from 12-1 p.m.
Key Definitions
  • Asynchronous learning occurs when students work independently at their own pace and time. Learning takes place without live or simultaneous interaction with a teacher or class. However, virtual support is available through appropriate learning management systems.
  • Blizzard Bags include physical copies of three days of assignments that are sent home ahead of time. The assignments include a grade-level review of concepts.
Schedule
K – 5th Grade  Schedule
Time Activities
8 – 8:30 a.m. Teacher Prep
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Asynchronous Learning

SEL (15 minutes)

ELA (90 minutes)

Math (60 minutes)

Social Studies (30 minutes)

Science (30 minutes)

Art (20 minutes)

Music (20 minutes)

PE (20 minutes)

Library (15 minutes)

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Continuation of Asynchronous Learning
6th – 8th Grade  Schedule
Time Activities
8 – 8:30 a.m. Teacher Prep
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Asynchronous Learning

SEL (15 minutes)

ELA (60 minutes)

Math (45 minutes)

Social Studies (40 minutes)

Science (40 minutes)

Art (20 minutes)

Music (20 minutes)

PE (20 minutes)

FCS (20 minutes)

STEM (20 minutes)

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Continuation of Asynchronous Learning

 

Attendance Procedures

Attendance will be taken after the e-Learning day and will be based on blizzard bag completion.

Student Technology

Students in grades 6-8 will have a District-issued Chromebook. Parents and students may solicit technology support as follows:

Internet Access

For families without home Internet access, hot spots are available throughout the school year for check-out from the Technology department to allow student Chromebooks to access curricular content. Contact the school office to make arrangements to check out a device.

Special Education

See the above notes related to IEP meetings, resource teacher instruction, and related services.

Multilingual Learners

Multilingual learners will have access to appropriate teachers and learning materials.

Plan Preparation

The Curriculum office, along with grade levels and special area representatives, will create the materials for the Blizzard Bags.

Plan Feedback and Revision
  • Students, parents, and staff will be surveyed following each e-Learning day to receive feedback on process, implementation, and outcomes.
  • Revisions will be made based on feedback and filtered through the continuous improvement structures within District 45.
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Required Provisions for e-Learning
  • Ensure and verify at least 5 clock hours of instruction or school work, as required under Section 10‐19.05, for each student participating in an e‐learning day
  • Ensure access from home or other appropriate remote facility for all students participating, including computers, the Internet, and other forms of electronic communication that must be utilized in the proposed program
  • Ensure appropriate learning opportunities for students with special needs
  • Monitor and verify each student’s participation
  • Address the extent to which student participation is within the student’s control as to the time, pace, and means of learning
  • Provide effective notice to students and their parents or guardians of the use of particular days for e‐learning
  • Provide staff and students with adequate training for e‐learning days’ participation
  • Ensure that all teachers and staff who may be involved in the provisions of e‐learning have access to any and all hardware and software that may be required for the program
  • Ensure an opportunity for any collective bargaining negotiations with representatives of the school district’s employees that would be legally required, including all classifications of school district employees who are represented by collective bargaining agreements and who would be affected in the event of an e‐learning day
  • Review and revise the program as implemented to address any difficulties confronted
  • Ensure that the protocol regarding general expectations and responsibilities of the program is communicated to teachers, staff, and students at least 30 days prior to utilizing an e‐learning day