E-Learning will be used instead of Emergency Days ("snow days")

At the Monday, November 9, 2020 Regular Board meeting the District 225 Board of Education approved the use of E-Learning days in lieu of Emergency Days being added at the end of the school year in June. This means that instead of school closures for emergency and weather-related conditions, such as “snow days,” E-Learning days will be used.  This action was exclusive of the Learning and Operational Plan the District is currently operating under due to COVID-19.

This communication is intended to provide parents with information regarding the implementation of E-learning days.   

Parent Communication

In the event of a weather-related school closing or other emergency, parents can expect to receive an automated phone call and email. During the annual verification of enrollment process, parents are asked to verify their contact information. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide updated contact information and/or preferences to the school.  

Timeline

School closure decisions when implementing E-Learning Days will usually be made before 9:00 p.m.  the day before the school closure.  This allows sufficient time for teachers and students to be prepared for an E-Learning Day.  Parents should establish contingency plans for possible closures throughout the school year regardless of the season.

Student Access

On the day of E-Learning, students will log onto Zoom for their classes and access learning materials by going to their teachers’ Google Classroom.  Synchronous online learning sessions will be conducted by teachers.  The bell schedule will remain the same (see Hybrid Bell Schedule on school websites).