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The Eagle Flight Plan

(Remote Learning Plan)

Introduction

Odin remote, distance, and/or E-Learning instructional days at Odin Public School District #722 will utilize remote, distance, and/or E-Learning instruction as a part of the plan to utilize Distance Learning on emergency days. Since all students grades 3-12 have individual access to a district managed Chromebook, this enables our teachers to take educational experiences beyond the walls of the classroom and comply with the statutory requirements. Due to the recent state legislation and our current technology infrastructure, Odin PSD #722 can meet the statutory stipulations to use Remote Learning days in a manner that permits students to use digital tools to access learning opportunities from remote locations.

Purpose

Due to the extreme weather conditions and/or emergency circumstances (COVID 19), and in an order to ensure student safety, Odin PSD #722 wishes to have students and teachers engaged in “remote, distance, and/or E-Learning Days” when emergency days are implemented by the district. These learning opportunities will also better prepare all students for future work in post high school learning that will involve technology and alternative forms (paper copies, including handouts, notes , and homework) of instructional delivery. The district will ensure access for all students, and that the specific needs of all students are met, including special education students and English language learners. In addition, the district will ensure that all mandates are met using the Remote Learning Program.

Goal of Remote Learning Days

Our goal is to provide continuity of learning, as we strive for a quality experience for both students and staff. Our Remote Learning Day will mimic the five-hour clock day in terms of teacher mandated work hours and student homework as required by Illinois State Statue. We have developed a flexible system to meet the needs of our community, where teachers must have work posted by 9:00 A.M. and students will communicate with their teacher regarding when assignments will be due and how they will be turned in (Parents and students it is strongly encouraged that you use a smartphone to take a photo of completed work and send it electronically to their teacher). During any health pandemic that forces our school to close, we will not take paperwork to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Benefits of Remote Learning for Emergency Days

  1. Allows for the end of the school year to be predictable and constant, regardless of the number of emergency days.
  2. As structured, it allows educators to advance learning more effectively, given the ability to plan within the normal school year.
  3. Preserves a firmer start date for summer school and summer programming if applicable.
  4. Ensures that end of the year activities like graduation and commencements are maintained. Some circumstances may prevent or postpone these activities (ex: COVID 19).
  5. Promotes flexible learning and operations in the digital age.
  6. Promotes learning beyond the school walls.

Program Expectations

Teachers will provide appropriate and meaningful lessons online or paper/pencil format. As a guideline for student work on Remote Learning days:

  1. HS students will be provided roughly 30 minutes of work per class.
  2. JH students will be provided roughly 30 minutes of work per class.
  3. Elementary students will be provided roughly 15 minutes of work per class.
  4. During the extended closure due to COVID 19, grades will be pass or incomplete (audit). There will be NO A, B, C, D, or F grades given.

Lessons will be specific to the grade level:

  1. Lessons will try to integrate as seamlessly as possible into the regular instruction that has been occurring in class.
  2. Tasks should be meaningful and important to students.
  3. Utilize digital tools and platforms students are using as part of their regular instruction if possible.
  4. Include formative assessment and feedback on assignments turned in and participation points will be awarded for completed assignments.
  5. Teachers are responsible for taking student attendance through electronic means (DOJO, Remind, Google Classroom, Teacherease, etc.).
  6. Students in grades 3-12 may connect online with their teachers for attendance.
  7. Those with paper and pencil work will be supplied with materials and be sent home with students prior to the Remote Learning day or at designated times.
  8. Teachers will send out their lessons electronically by 9 am if possible.
  9. Teachers, support staff, and administration are expected to be present/available electronically for five clock hours on Remote Learning days, but students can always reach out to their teachers and other staff members with questions outside of those designated times.
  10. Parents will be notified of Remote Learning days through the use of social media as well as the district’s mobile app, and all call notification system.
  11. Remote Learning assignments are treated like every other assignment given in class. They are expected to be completed, otherwise the student will not credit for completing that assignment.
  12. Any issues that arise during the program will be communicated to administration.
  13. A letter will be sent out yearly explaining the process and this policy will be located in the district website as well as building handbooks, and mobile app.

Remote Learning Days for Students with IEP’s

  1. Students with individualized education plans will follow lessons provided by classroom teachers and those modified by their caseworkers online or otherwise (hard copies, projects, reading, etc.)
  2. All lessons will be appropriate and follow the students’ IEP guidelines as well as class schedules.
  3. Case managers will include in the students’ IEP the needed (if any) accommodations that would be implemented on the day that Remote Learning takes place.
  4. Accommodations for students without access to the internet will be addressed on an individual basis previous to the school year or on an as-needed basis.
  5. Any meetings scheduled may be rescheduled or be conducted through teleconferencing or other possible electronic means.

Odin Sr. High School

  1. Students MUST log in to their Teacherease account between 9:00am-11:30am and “check in” for the day.
  2. Teachers will provide appropriate and meaningful lessons online or paper/pencil format.
  3. Teachers provide a technology-based platform for instruction.
  4. Teachers need to be available via school email, Google Chat, Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Google Meet, Google Groups, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms and any online curriculum platform such as BrainPop, Dojo, Remind and others as presented throughout the day at the teacher’s discretion.
  5. Teachers will send out their lessons electronically by 9 am unless the lesson and/or assignments are paper packets.
  6. Remote Learning assignments are treated like every other assignment given in class. They are expected to be completed.

Odin Jr. High School

  1. Students MUST log in to their Teacherease account between 9:00am-11:30am and “check in” for the day.
  2. Teachers will provide appropriate and meaningful lessons online or paper/pencil format.
  3. Teachers provide a technology-based platform for instruction.
  4. Teachers need to be available via school email, Google Chat, Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Google Meet, Google Groups, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms and any online curriculum platform such as BrainPop, Dojo, Remind and others as presented at the teachers discretion.
  5. Teachers will send out their lessons electronically by 9 am unless the lesson and/or assignments are paper packets.
  6. Remote Learning assignments are treated like every other assignment given in class. They are expected to be completed, otherwise the student will not receive credit for completion.

Odin Elementary School

  1. Students MUST be “checked in” through Teacherease between 9:00am-11:30am.
    • Pre-K-2nd grade parents should log in to the Teacherease Parent Portal to check their student in for the day.
    • 3rd and 4th grade students may log in to their Teacherease Student Portal OR a parent may log in to the Teacherease Parent Portal to check the student in for the day.
  2. Teachers will provide appropriate and meaningful lessons online or paper/pencil format.
  3. Teachers may provide a technology-based platform for instruction.
  4. Teachers need to be available via school email, Google Chat, Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Google Meet, Google Groups, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms and any online curriculum platform such as BrainPop, Dojo, Remind and others.
  5. Teachers will send out their lessons electronically by 9 am unless the lesson and/or assignments are paper packets.
  6. Remote Learning assignments are treated like every other assignment given in class. They are expected to be completed, otherwise the student will not receive credit participation credit.
  7. Lessons should be equivalent to the subject areas taught during class sessions.

Pre-K through 4:

  • Instruction from home-lessons/activities sent home on the day before the Remote Learning Day or at designated times for extended closure.

5th Grade - 6th Grade:

  • Instruction from home-lessons/activities sent home on the day before or at designated times for extended closure during the Remote Learning Day and/or teachers will send out their lessons electronically by 9 am.

Certified Staff Expectations

  1. Certified staff must be available via school email, Google Chat, Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Google Meet, Google Groups, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms and any online curriculum platform for five clock hours.
  2. Can work from school or home as directed by administration.

Special Education Teachers:

  1. Special education and 504 students will be provided the same accommodations and modifications outlined in their IEP.
  2. Special education teachers will work with regular education staff to determine the appropriate modifications for any electronic/home based learning materials..
  3. Special education teachers will contact families to determine the appropriate methods to supply help during the assigned work times.
  4. Help may be provided via school email, Google Chat, Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Google Meet, Google Groups, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms and any online curriculum platform.

Educational Support Personnel Expectations

  1. Assignments may vary depending on the nature of duties.
  2. Secretarial staff can work on site or at home. Working from home will require establishing a schedule with the building principal.
  3. Teachers with special assignments would provide proof of planning, professional development, or other school duties that need to be completed.
  4. Paras, kitchen staff, bus drivers, and custodians offered the opportunity to make up the day by attending upcoming in-service days, online trainings and/or working extra hours to make up the time.
  5. Options will be made available to any employee who wishes to work on site with an approved plan by their supervisor. Building Principals and staff will provide updated information to students and families to carry out specific details of completing the assignments. Students will be able to turn in work two days following the Remote Learning/Home based instruction.