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Second Semester - Spring 2021

Full Remote Learning - January 4 - 15, 2021

  • D155 will start the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year in a full remote structure with four (4) days a week of live (synchronous) learning with additional asynchronous/student support expectations for students at least one (1) day per week January 4 - 15, 2021.

  • Students will be expected to follow their second semester 9 period schedule and be engaged.

  • Students will follow the new Second Semester schedule, click here.

  • Students in our Specialized Programs (Haber Oaks, Functional Living Skills, Functional Communication Skills, Life Skills and STRIVE) will continue their established schedule and may be in attendance up to five (5) days per week on January 4, 2021. 

Transition to Hybrid Learning - Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • ALL Students will continue to follow the new Second Semester schedule, click here.

  • Students with last name A - K will be in the Red Group and will have in-person instruction on Mondays and Thursdays. The first day of in-person instruction for the Red Group will be Thursday, January 21.

  • Students with last name L - Z will be in the Blue Group and will have in-person instruction on Tuesdays and Fridays. The first day of in-person instruction for the Blue Group will be Tuesday, January 19.

Guiding Principles & Priorities:

  1. Student & Staff Safety - Follow all ISBE, IDPH and CDC guidelines.

  2. Maintain a 9 period day to ensure students maximize their high school credits and can easily transition back to in-person classes.

  3. The Second Semester 2020-21 Remote Plan will engage students synchronously multiple times each day/week.

  4. Provide social emotional, technology and academic supports for staff and students.

  5. Prioritize 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).

  9. Canvas will be used for all classes.

  10. Specialized classes may occur in-person for hands-on learning opportunities.

 

ISBE Guidance:

  • 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.

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