Hybrid Learning Fall 2020
Hybrid Learning in District 155:
District 155 will start Tuesday, October 13 in an A/B hybrid learning structure with 2-3 days per week of in-person learning with synchronous/asynchronous expectations for students on their at-home days. Students who select Full-Time Remote Learning will receive his/her education at home Monday - Friday following their assigned 9 period in-person schedule. District 155 will no longer follow a block schedule beginning Tuesday, October 13.
- D155 will evaluate the success and safety of the students and staff throughout this A/B learning schedule. The goal is to have all students back on campus full-time for the 2nd semester. We must also be prepared to go fully remote on short notice in the case of a district or state shutdown.
- Teachers will be at school with students every day.
- Students will be expected to follow their current schedule and be engaged when they are at home.
- Students who select the Hybrid Instruction model will be split into the Red Group (A-K) and the Blue Group (L-Z) and will follow the Hybrid Instruction Schedule. Students who select Full-Time Remote Learning may be put into one of the two groups.
Guiding Principles & Priorities:
- Student and Staff Safety - Follow all ISBE, IDPH and CDC guidelines.
- Maximize in-person daily instruction when possible (Zoom used if rotating).
Maintain a 9 period day to ensure students get the electives they chose during scheduling.
Create a model that allows for the flexibility to move between delivery models quickly (1-day notice).
- Provide daily social emotional, technology and academic support for staff and students.
- Prioritize daily in-person instruction for special student populations.
Attendance and engagement is critical. Teachers will be required to engage with students on a daily basis.
ISBE strongly recommends that districts should strive to provide all their students with at least 2.5 hours of synchronous learning with real-time instruction and interaction between students and their teachers. In-person instruction may resume as regions transition to Phase 4. Districts must follow IDPH guidelines, which provide the following:
- Require use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including face coverings;
- Prohibit more than 50 individuals from gathering in one space;
- Require social distancing be observed, as much as possible;
- Require that schools conduct symptom screenings and temperature checks or require that individuals self-certify that they are free of symptoms before entering school buildings; and,
- Require an increase in school wide cleaning and disinfection.
All public and nonpublic schools in Illinois serving prekindergarten through 12th grade students must follow these guidelines. It is important that educators use in-person learning time to build relationships with students and develop classroom norms and routines under the assumption that a transition into blended or remote learning may become necessary during the school year. All efforts should be made to provide students with digital and non-digital options so that internet access and connectivity are not barriers in accessing learning.
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