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OFFICIAL DISTRICT 125 REMOTE LEARNING PLANS
The following plans have been submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education:

Long-Term Remote Learning Plan (PDF)

District 125 eLearning Plan 2019-20 School Year (PDF)

REMOTE LEARNING - SUMMARY

Here is a summary of how Stevenson will use remote learning on emergency days. Complete details can be found in the learning plans listed above.

STANDARD EMERGENCY DAY
In the event of school closure due to weather (or other cause), the day will be made up on the date of the emergency day through the use of the internet, a learning management system (Canvas), telephones, texts, chat rooms, or other similar means of electronic communication for instructional purposes.

  • Teachers will post their learning target(s) and experience by no later than 9 a.m. on the emergency day.
  • Assignments should be meaningfully connected to course curriculum, take no more than 20-25 minutes to complete, and should be reviewed by the teacher to ensure expectations of learning are met.
  • Students will have two school days to complete the learning experience. 
  • Attendance shall be tied directly to successful completion/demonstration of the learning experience.
  • Students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) will have eLearning plans that match their learning goals as determined and designed by the student’s IEP team. 

LONG-TERM EMERGENCY CLOSURE
In the event of a long-term emergency school closure, such as a pandemic, the school will follow a different daily schedule. Class periods will be 30 minutes long and there will be a 15-minute break between each class:

Period Begin End
1 9:00 9:30
2 9:45 10:15
3 10:30 11:00
4 11:15 11:45
5 12:00 12:30
6 12:45 1:15
7 1:30 2:00
8 2:15 2:45

Teachers will have two basic choices in how they approach their lessons each day and each period:

  • Synchronous Instruction: Real-time, interactive teacher-to-student instruction using Conference or Zoom.
  • Asynchronous Instruction: Teachers post course assignments and students complete the assignments within a designated timeline.

Teachers may also choose to blend these two options.

Goals and Expectations on Remote Learning Days:

  • Students receive a learning experience for each class, every day.
  • The learning experience can be either synchronous or asynchronous.
  • Teachers will notify each of their classes by 8:30 a.m. about their plan for the day via Canvas or email.
  • Teachers will be available to respond to students’ needs each day, and will respond to emails in a timely fashion.
  • Teachers can only ask students to meet during the assigned class period. (Or, for purposes of remediation, small group review, etc., meetings should be scheduled before/after school or during a student’s free period.)
  • Teachers will track student attendance each day. Deans will monitor attendance and will contact the student and family, if necessary.