Central Distance Learning
Thank you for your continued support! This is such a challenging time for all of us, so thank you students and families, we appreciate it!
As we continue with online learning, there are some guidelines that need to be followed by ALL students:
- have your camera on during class time, so that the teacher can see your face
- work in an appropriate workspace
- behave appropriately and follow D60 Student Code of Conduct
- you must use your District Email to log in to your Google Classrooms, you cannot use a personal email (that is the District's policy)
- please upload a picture for your gmail, so teachers can get to know you
Any technical difficulties, please email the help desk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please email your teachers if you have not received an invite to your Google Classroom.
We look forward to tomorrow, Thank You again, enjoy your evening and Remember...THE BELL RINGS BLUE!
K-12 Instructional Learning Plan - January 2021
Distance learning in D60 in 2020-21
As part of District 60's Return to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year, families were given the option for students to have a 100% online learning model for at least the first semester of the school year.
Details about distance learning option
Descriptive Elements and Rationale:
- Provides alternative learning option for families who prefer a fully online option or for students who for health reasons are unable to attend in-person learning
- For staffing reasons, families who choose this option will be asked to commit to a minimum of one semester of fully online learning before being allowed to transfer back to in-person learning
- All parents of in-person learners will be given the option of transferring to the fully online option at semester
- A “hardship” transfer request process will be in place for requesting a change in instructional model in the middle of the semester
- All students will be issued a technology device. Students in grades K-1 will receive an iPad; students in grades 2-12 will receive a Chromebook
- Grades K-5 will engage in ½ day (AM or PM) synchronous learning taught by a D60 elementary teacher using Google Meet, and ½ day asynchronous learning lessons and will utilize D60 Board adopted elementary curriculum materials
- Grades 6-12 will engage in asynchronous learning and will utilize Board adopted APEX self-paced online courses. D60 content licensed teachers will manage APEX student accounts and reach out to students individually to provide supplementary instructional lessons and support
- ESS, CLDE, READ Act, and GT support will be provided by a D60 qualified teacher to those students who qualify
- Social-emotional support and counseling services will be provided as needed by the home school
- Students will remain enrolled in their home school to provide an easy transition back to in-person learning when appropriate
- Virtual online instructors will be hired from existing staff. Priority will be placed on teachers who request accommodation and meet the definition of "Vulnerable Individuals” under the Governor's current order. A group interview process will be conducted at the district level.
- Additional recommendations from a K-12 online teacher feedback group will be shared with district and school leadership for implementation
Student Arrival Plan:
In-Person Learning Days
All students will have their temperatures checked and will be asked about symptoms before entering the building. Student check-in will begin at 7:10 am.
- 9th Grade-Main Doors-Please see maps at the end of this document.
- Grade-Door #4 (South of Main Doors)
- Cafeteria Doors
- Pool Doors
Students who ride the district bus
- Cafeteria doors. This is the closest door to the drop-off/pick up area
*Students must remain socially distant while waiting to enter
**Students will report directly to 1st period after screening