FY21 Remote Learning Plan

 

Remote Learning Plan

 Communication: The District will communicate regularly to all staff via email, Schoolreach, school Website, and the School Facebook page.  Principals will communicate to its staff via email, Schoolreach, and Zoom conference calls.  The schools will communicate to the families via Schoolreach messages, Teacherease email, school webpage, and the school Facebook page.  Teachers will communicate with their students via email, school website, Teacherease, Zoom/Google Hangouts, and group texts. (Staff will not directly communicate with students through personal email, text, or personal social media.)

Lunch/Breakfast:  Lunch/Breakfast will continue to be made available in a grab and go format from 11:30 – 12:30 each weekday at each building.  Packet drop off/pick up will be done at this same time.

Attendance:  Attendance will be taken each day of the Phase Four Learning Plan. Families will be required to report student absences daily. Questions may be asked regarding illness symptoms. Unexcused absences will be recorded for students who are absent without a report.   Most classes will use daily interactive lessons.

 

Grade

Daily Expectations for Students (based on ISBE Recommendations)

PK

  • Remote Learning for PreK students will include daily options that support active exploration, choices based on interest, and activities that require small blocks of time.  Parents know their children best and are encouraged to choose the activities that will engage and support their children in a meaningful way.  
  • Paper Packets will be distributed to our PreK students (Pickup and delivery during lunch pickups at each building.
    • These activities are not expected to exceed 30 minutes
  • Teachers will communicate regularly with students and families through email, phone calls, SeeSaw, or Community Time via Zoom/Google Meets
  • Teachers will hold “Office Hours” from 8:15 – 1:15 am and be responsive and available to support students and families through email, phone calls, or Zoom/Google Meets

K - 4

  • Each day students are required to complete the activities listed. 

                   Together these activities will not exceed 

      • K-2        90 minutes
      • 3-4        120 minutes
  • K-2 will be primarily packet driven activities, while 3-4th grade will utilize online instruction.  Each day there are activities for students to complete (also available through paper packets)
  • Teachers may host a daily 10-20 minute live Community Time via Zoom/Google Hangouts
  • Teachers will hold daily “Office Hours” in addition to the live interactive teaching being done and be responsive and available to support students through Email, Classroom Dojo, Zoom Conference calls, Google texts, SeeSaw, etc.
  • Regular Grading will be practiced

5-8

  • Check school email/Google Classroom/Teacherease/paper packets teacher websites and access each teacher’s activities
  • Each day students are required to complete the activities listed that are focused on essential standards.
  • MS will use the Block Schedule calendar for class meetings (8:15 – 1:15)
  • A-C Central traditional grading practices will be used. 
   

9-12

  • Check school email/Google Classroom/Teacherease/paper packets teacher websites and access each teacher’s activities
  • Each day students are required to complete the activities listed that are focused on essential standards.
  • HS will use our  Block Schedule calendar for class meetings. (8:15 – 1:15)
  • A-C Central traditional grading practices will be used. 

 

Students with 504/IEPs:  Staff will reach out to each student to set up a phone/video conference. Accommodations will be agreed upon during the conference and verified with a letter that must be signed and returned to the building principal by the parents. 

A-C Central will focus on keeping children emotionally and physically safe, fed and engaged in learning.

 

  • Student work will both review of old material AND new content. 
  • We will provide opportunities that include a blend of real-timed, flexibly timed, digital and non-digital options that best fit our students and families and focus on essential standards
  • We will focus on the whole child and social-emotional learning - making connections with kids.
  • We will focus on the continuity of learning and creating learning environments that are inclusive of all learners.
  • We will serve students with exceptionalities to the greatest extent possible by tailoring remote learning so that provides educational benefits to all.

 

At any time during this closure, please reach out with questions to you building principal:

 

Ashley Trueblood, Elementary  Principal (217) 458-2224

Candi Shaver, MS-HS Principal: (217) 476-3312

 

 Suggestions for Additional Family Activities 

 Reading, e.g., independent reading, listening to someone else read, audiobooks 

  • Puzzles, Word Searches 
  • Write a story or in a journal 
  • Count money  
  • Draw a map of your neighborhood 
  • Building with blocks or Legos 
  • Listen to a podcast 
  • Watch a documentary 
  • Take a walk 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Fine/gross motor activities 
  • Stretch or do yoga 
  • Play a sport 
  • Listen to music or sing 
  • Playing (inside or outside) 
  • Creative arts 
  • Coloring or drawing 
  • Imaginative play 
  • Meditate/Pray
  • Do something you’ve been avoiding 
  • Clean up your room 
  • Do age appropriate chores 
  • Gardening 
  • Fix something broken 
  • Take care of pets or plants 
  • Cook or bake 
  • Write a letter to someone 
  • Play board games with a family member 
  • Tell jokes or riddles 
  • Build a fort and tell stories in it