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3/16/2020: Superintendent message re e-Learning

Dear D219 Families,

As you are aware, our schools will remain closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Monday, March 30, 2020. Per the decision made by Governor Pritzker, Illinois schools are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. There is a possibility that this date may change, based on coronavirus conditions. Please continue to monitor our website and personal communications such as email, text, and voicemail.

For now, District 219 is set to begin e-Learning for our students tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All of our teachers and staff have spent the day preparing to offer a continuity of education for our students. We are confident of everyone’s commitment during this unprecedented time. To ensure a successful and fruitful remote learning experience, we have developed the general information below to get students started.

  • School will continue to be in session daily through a remote learning environment. E-Learning requires daily active participation and attendance. Each e-Learning day is equivalent to a regular school day that counts toward a student’s attendance and grade.

  • Students will have access to their e-Learning day classwork in Google Classroom for all of their classes by 8 a.m. Each teacher will decide when the classwork is due. Students should communicate with teachers about daily and long-term assignments via email.

  • Students must complete the attendance question for each class period in Google Classroom before 1 p.m. on the e-Learning day.

  • If you receive individualized services through special education or other departments, follow the plan determined by the case manager and teacher that is working with you.

  • If a student is ill and cannot perform school work, parents must contact the attendance office in the usual manner. (Refer to the “D219 Student Handbook, Section C – Attendance and Truancy.”) Any work due can be made up per teacher instructions.

  • Check school email and the District’s webpage daily in the morning for general communications from the school.

Our website will be the best source of information. We highly encourage students and families to visit www.niles219.org/keeplearning to view our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Dr. Steven Isoye

Superintendent of Schools