Dear District 102 Families,
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning and shelter-in-place in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. This will mean that all D102 schools and offices will remain closed.
While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program. There will be a slight change in how the instructional day and week will look.
- Each Monday, the teachers will be planning for the activities and units that they will be teaching for the upcoming week. We will encourage students to complete any assignments or choice learning activities on these days, but teachers will not be online.
- Remote Learning Days will be held on Tuesday through Friday beginning at 9:00 am.
- Friday, April 10, there will be no Remote Learning. This was already a scheduled day off.
- For families who need paper copies, packets will be available in the entryway to the schools beginning Tuesday, April 7. Materials will always be available through your teacher and online.
Here are a few additional reminders as well:
- For families picking up breakfast and lunch bags, pick-up will now be available on Monday and Wednesdays (you will pick up 2 days of meals on Monday and 3 days of meals on Wednesday.) If you have NOT already signed up for this program, please click the link here to sign up for this program.
- While most of our district computers/devices have built-in filters, please monitor what your children are doing and what sites they are visiting while using all technologies. Keep in mind that your personal computers and devices are not connected to any district filters and we do not have the same level of control over certain sites as we might when students are on campus using district computers.
- If your child(ren) will not have access to the internet at home for remote learning days and/or you have a PK-3 grader without access to a computer/device during this time, please fill out this form if you have not already completed it. If your child’s district-owned computer is not working, please let their homeroom teacher know.
- I know it is hard to not go to the playgrounds when the sun is shining and the sky is blue, but for everyone's safety and health, please refrain from using district or community playground and equipment during the state-mandated closures.
I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. We can not replicate the learning that would happen in-person in a classroom setting. Things will be different. Some things will not work correctly. But know that our staff is working to make the best of this situation and working to create engaging and meaningful learning experiences. They miss your children and miss the energy that a class of kids brings to their day!
We realize that each of you has different life circumstances and availability. Please stay in contact with your child's teacher(s) if you have questions about work or assignments. It is likely we will make some modifications as the month progresses. We will keep you posted on any updates.
During this time, more than ever, it is important we continue to work together and support our students. Stay healthy and safe.