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Details about Remote and In-Person Learning

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Details about Remote and In-Person Learning District 87 has begun the transition of inviting students back to school for hybrid, in-person learning. Beginning the week of January 18, 2021, all students will have the option to continue full remote learning or attend in-person for hybrid learning. In-person students will return to school beginning Jan. 19 or Jan. 20.

This plan will continue to be evaluated as the school year continues. Please contact your building principal if you have questions, or email connect@district87.org

What to expect

  • PreK & Elementary Frequently Asked Questions
  • BJHS Frequently Asked Questions
  • BHS Frequently Asked Questions
  • All usual classes will be offered for students, both in person and remote. 
  • Our priority is to keep students with their current teachers, however this decision may result in a student changing teachers — especially those who are changing from remote to in-person instruction.
  • All Illinois Department of Public Health safety guidelines will be followed. Students who attend school in person will be required to self certify, wear a mask, and social distance. Detailed safety protocols are outlined below.
  • Transportation will be provided for students who qualify. 
  • Meals will be available. 
  • 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.
  • This process may be modified.

Useful links


Hybrid In-Person Model for Pre Kindergarten (Sarah Raymond Students)

Your student will be assigned to a group (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday) and follow the schedule below. Each student will attend two days a week for a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) session.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 


  Tues/Thurs
Group

Remote Learning
at home

(8:45-10 AM)
(12:45-2 PM)

In Person
Instruction

(8:45-11:15 AM)
(12:45-3:15 PM)

Asynchronous/
Independent 
at home

In Person
Instruction

(8:45-11:15 AM)
(12:45-3:15 PM)

Asynchronous/
Independent
at home


Wed/Fri 
Group

Remote Learning
at home

(8:45-10 AM)
(12:45-2 PM)

Asynchronous/
Independent
at home

In Person
Instruction

(8:45-11:15 AM)
(12:45-3:15 PM)

Asynchronous/
Independent
at home

In Person
Instruction

(8:45-11:15 AM)
(12:45-3:15 PM)


Remote Learning Model for Pre Kindergarten (Sarah Raymond Students)

Each school day, students will attend a virtual Zoom class with a District 87 teacher. Morning (AM) students will attend from 8:45-10 am with asynchronous/independent work time from 10-11:15. Afternoon (PM) students will attend from 12:45-2 p.m. with asynchronous/independent work time from 2:00-3:15. Teachers will provide activities to families for students to complete during asynchronous/independent work time.


In-Person Model for Elementary (K-5) Students

Each student will be assigned to a group (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday) and follow the schedule below.

On Independent Learning days, students will be offered learning opportunities from 12:45-2:30. Bus routes are available here and will be updated in January.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 


  Tues/Thurs
Group

Remote Learning
at home

(9:00-12:15)

In Person
Instruction

(9:00-2:30)

Independent 
at home

In Person
Instruction

(9:00-2:30)

Independent
at home


Wed/Fri
Group

Remote Learning
at home

(9:00-12:15)

Independent 
at home

In Person
Instruction

(9:00-2:30)

Independent
at home

In Person
Instruction

(9:00-2:30)

Remote Learning Model for Elementary (K-5) Students

Each school day, students will attend a virtual Zoom class with a District 87 teacher from 9 am to 12:15 pm, with asynchronous learning from 12:45 to 2:30 pm.


In-Person Model for Sixth Grade Students at BJHS (Until Dec. 18, 2020)

Each sixth grader will be assigned to a group (Tuesday & Thursday or Wednesday & Friday) and follow the schedule below. On Mondays, all In-Person students will attend all core classes (no PE/AFL) through remote learning at home. On Independent Learning days, students will be offered learning opportunities. If students need assistance on Independent Learning Days, they may connect 6th grade staff during office hours 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Bus routes are available here and will be updated in January.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

Tues &
Thurs
Group

Remote Learning
At home

(9:00-12:30)

In Person
Instruction

(8:00-1:30)

Independent
Learning
At Home

In Person
Instruction

(8:00-1:30)

Independent
Learning
At home

Wed &
Friday
Group

Remote Learning
At home

(9:00-12:30)

Independent
Learning
At home

In Person
Instruction

(8:00-1:30)

Independent
Learning
At home

In Person
Instruction

(8:00-1:30)

Remote Learning Model for Sixth Grade Students at BJHS (Until Dec. 18, 2020)

Each school day, students will attend a virtual Zoom class with a D87 teacher from 9 am to 12:30 pm, with asynchronous learning from 1:00-3:00 pm.


In-Person Model for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students at BJHS (Starting Jan. 19, 2021)

Each student will be assigned to a group (Tuesday & Thursday or Wednesday & Friday) and follow the schedule below. Mondays are a remote learning day for all students at home. On the days that students are not physically at BJHS, they will log in from home remotely to learn with a live class. Asynchronous learning will occur in the afternoons each week day as teachers will be available during office hours. A detailed schedule will be shared with families soon. Grab-and-go meals will be available at the end of each school day for in-person students to take home. Bus routes are available here and will be updated in January.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

Tues &
Thurs
Group

Remote Learning at Home

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

In Person Instruction

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Remote in to LIVE instruction

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

In Person Instruction

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Remote in to LIVE instruction

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Wed &
Friday
Group

Remote Learning at Home

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Remote in to LIVE instruction

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

In Person Instruction

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Remote in to LIVE instruction

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

In Person Instruction

(8:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Remote Learning Model for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students at BJHS (Starting Jan. 19, 2021)

Each school day, students will attend a virtual Zoom class with a D87 teacher from 8 am to 12:45 pm, with asynchronous learning from 1:30-3:00 pm.


In-Person Model for BHS Students Grades 9-12 (Starting Jan. 19, 2021)

Click here to access the detailed BHS reopening guide. Each student will be assigned to a group (Tuesday & Wednesday or Thursday & Friday) and follow the schedule below. Mondays are a remote learning day for all students at home. On the other two days of the week, students will be taught remotely similar to Fall 2020. Asynchronous learning will occur in the afternoons Tuesday-Friday. A detailed schedule will be shared with families soon. Grab-and-go meals will be available at the end of each school day for in-person students to take home. Bus routes are available here and will be updated in January.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

Tues &
Wed
Group

Remote Learning at Home

(8:00 am - 2:15 pm)

In Person Instruction

(8:00 am - 12:15 pm)

In Person Instruction

(8:00 am - 12:15 pm)

Remote in to LIVE instruction

(8:00 am - 12:15 pm)

Remote in to LIVE instruction

(8:00 am - 12:15 pm)

Thurs &
Friday
Group

Remote Learning at Home

(8:00 am - 2:15 pm)

Remote in to LIVE instruction

(8:00 am - 12:15 pm)

Remote in to LIVE instruction

(8:00 am - 12:15 pm)

In Person Instruction

(8:00 am - 12:15 pm)

In Person Instruction

(8:00 am - 12:15 pm)

Remote Learning Model for BHS Students Grades 9-12 (Starting Jan. 19, 2021)

Each school day, students will attend a virtual Zoom class with a D87 teacher from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm, with the expectation to complete individual assignments, small group assignments, or confer with teachers between 12:45-2:15.

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. 
  • A social distance of 6 feet will be observed in school. 
  • Students must complete a self certification form each day before attending school to confirm they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • 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.

For a complete outline of safety protocols, click here.