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Details about Remote and In-Person Learning

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Details about Remote and In-Person Learning

After careful consideration, District 87 has made the decision to increase the amount of in-person learning days for hybrid students in all grade levels starting March 30.

In-person students in prekindergarten at Sarah Raymond will attend the school for instruction 5 days a week (Monday-Friday). In-person students at all other grade levels K-12 will attend school for instruction 4 days a week (Tuesday-Friday). Mondays will continue to be a remote learning day for all students in grades K-12.

Remote learning students will keep the same practices for the remainder of the school year.

The district will continue to monitor local data and make adjustments to the learning plan if needed and we will keep families informed. Please contact your building principal if you have questions, or email connect@district87.org

Things to note for the rest of the 2020-21 school year:

  • Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions
  • Schedules and assigned teachers will remain the same district-wide. Remote Learning students will keep the same practices for the remainder of the school year.
  • Students will not have the option to switch between learning models (remote or in-person). Families with concerns should contact their school principal.
  • Positivity rates in Bloomington-Normal and McLean Country have stayed consistently low for several weeks. Positive cases for students and staff in our schools have also remained very low or at zero.
  • D87 schools will be able to meet nearly all safety recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC, with the exception of 6-feet of social distancing. Acrylic desktop barriers will be available in classrooms where a full 6-feet of social distancing is not possible. Schools will continue to follow these safety protocols.
  • In a survey sent to in-person families last month, results (representing 44% of families) showed over 80% of families were comfortable sending their students to school 4-5 days a week, knowing social distancing could not always be followed. 
  • Nearly all staff members will have had the opportunity to receive the first COVID vaccination dose, if not both, by the end of March. 
  • Students who attend school in person will continue to be required to self certify, wear a mask, and social distance when possible. Detailed safety protocols are outlined below.
  • Transportation will still be provided for students who qualify. 
  • Meals will continue to be provided for in person and remote students. Click here for information about remote meals.
  • Special education services will be provided for in person and remote learning students following a student’s appropriate IEP or 504 Plan.
  • Multilingual services will be provided for in person and remote learning for students who qualify for services.

Health and Safety Protocols

While the health and safety of students and staff has always been our top priority in District 87, the current circumstances call for increased safety measures to provide a healthy learning environment. District 87 is following guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

  • Face masks must be worn by all individuals in the school building and on buses. 
  • Social distancing will be followed as much as possible, but a full 6-feet of distance may not always be possible.
  • Students must complete a self certification form each day before attending school to confirm they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Extra forms are available here.
  • Outside visitors will have limited access to District 87 property and must complete a self certification form before entering the building.
  • All schools will be deep-cleaned and disinfected every night.

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Pre-Kindergarten Learning Schedules (Sarah Raymond Students)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

In-Person Students
(at school)

8:45 - 10:00 AM
12:45 - 3:15 PM

8:45 - 10:00 AM
12:45 - 3:15 PM

8:45 - 10:00 AM
12:45 - 3:15 PM

8:45 - 10:00 AM
12:45 - 3:15 PM

8:45 - 10:00 AM
12:45 - 3:15 PM

Full Remote Learning Students
(at home)

Virtual Class
8:45 - 11:15 AM
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Asynchronous Work Time
10:00 - 11:15 AM
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Virtual Class
8:45 - 11:15 AM
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Asynchronous Work Time
10:00 - 11:15 AM
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Virtual Class
8:45 - 11:15 AM
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Asynchronous Work Time
10:00 - 11:15 AM
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Virtual Class
8:45 - 11:15 AM
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Asynchronous Work Time
10:00 - 11:15 AM
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Virtual Class
8:45 - 11:15 AM
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Asynchronous Work Time
10:00 - 11:15 AM
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Elementary Learning Schedule (K-5 Students)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

In-Person Students

Remote Learning
at home
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Learning
at School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Learning
at School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Learning
at School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Learning
at School
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Full Remote Learning Students
(at home)

Virtual Class
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:30

Virtual Class
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous/Small Group Learning
12:45 - 2:30

Virtual Class
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous/Small Group Learning
12:45 - 2:30

Virtual Class
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous/Small Group Learning
12:45 - 2:30

Virtual Class
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous/Small Group Learning
12:45 - 2:30

BJHS Learning Schedules (6-8th Grade Students)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

In-Person Students

Remote Learning
at home
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Learning
at School
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Learning
at School
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Learning
at School
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Learning
at School
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Full Remote Learning Students
(at home)

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Asynchronous Learning
1:30 - 3:00 pm 

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Asynchronous Learning
1:30 - 3:00 pm 

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Asynchronous Learning
1:30 - 3:00 pm 

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Asynchronous Learning
1:30 - 3:00 pm 

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Asynchronous Learning
1:30 - 3:00 pm 

BHS Learning Schedules (Grades 9-12)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

In-Person Students

Remote Learning
at home
8:00 am - 2:15 pm

Learning
at School
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:15 pm 

Learning
at School
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:15 pm 

Learning
at School
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:15 pm 

Learning
at School
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:15 pm 

Full Remote Learning Students
(at home)

Remote Learning
8:00 am - 2:15 pm

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:15 pm 

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:15 pm 

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:15 pm  

Virtual Class
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning
12:45 - 2:15 pm