Remote Learning Fall 2020

The health and safety of our students and staff is at the forefront as we plan to return to school this fall. 

D155 will start the 2020-2021 school year in a full remote structure with 5 days per week of live (synchronous) learning with additional asynchronous expectations for students. We encourage you to review D155's Enhanced Remote Learning Plan for more information regarding our instruction model and the safety precautions the district has in place. 

D155 Enhanced Remote Learning Plan & FAQ - ENglish

D155 Enhanced REmote Learning Plan & FAQ - Spanish

Guiding Principles & Priorities:

  1. Staff and Student Safety - Follow all ISBE, IDPH and CDC guidelines.
  2. Maintain a 9 period schedule (many move to modified block) to ensure students maximize their high school credits and can easily transition back to in-person classes.
  3. The Fall 2020 Remote Plan will engage students synchronously multiple times each day/week.
  4. Provide social emotional, technology and academic support for staff and students.
  5. Prioritizing in-person instruction for special student populations when possible and needed.
  6. Attendance/Engagement is required. 
  7. Standard curriculum will continue to be covered.
  8. Traditional grading and accountability (formative and summative assessments included in grades) will be used.
  9. Canvas will be used for all classes.
  10. Specialized classes may occur in person for hands on learning opportunities.

ISBE Guidance:

Districts must follow ISBE guidelines, which provide the following:

  • 2.5 hours (on average) daily of synchronous learning with real-time instruction and interaction between students and their teachers.
  • When weighing content decisions for CTE students, essential skills/knowledge must be considered along with what is required for students to earn industry credentials and meet standards of employers/certifying bodies. 
  • When possible, students should be given every opportunity to meet in person, even if on an alternating schedule, block of time once a week, or staggered schedule. The importance of hands-on skill development is paramount to skill completion and industry credentials.

All public and nonpublic schools in Illinois serving prekindergarten through 12th grade students must follow these guidelines. 

Remote Learning in District 155:

D155 will start the 2020-2021 school year in a full remote structure with 5 days per week of live (synchronous) learning with additional asynchronous expectations for students.

  • The expectation is that each teacher will cover the traditional curriculum for their course. Teachers will be expected to be at school every day.
  • Students will be expected to follow their current 9 period schedule that is adapted to a modified block schedule (see Daily Schedule & School Calendar) and be engaged.
  • Students will be engaged synchronously (live) on Tuesdays and Thursdays for ODD period classes and on Wednesdays and Fridays for EVEN period classes.
  • Student attendance will be mandatory and recorded daily (when synchronous learning is taking place).

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