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Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Nov. 13, 2020

Learning Model Selection for January 2021

Dear District 103 Parents,


As we plan for the second half of the school year, we are asking for your preference for in-person or remote learning beginning January 19, 2021 through the end of the school year. We are asking all parents to complete the form for each child in your family.


Please view the 6 minute video overview of the learning models.


Directions for selecting your learning model preference are located at the bottom of this letter. Please complete your selection by Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.


It is our goal to maintain the current remote and in-person learning models consisting of 5 full synchronous days per week. We may hire additional staff, divide larger in-person pods into smaller groups and synchronously Zoom between in-person classrooms (a model Half Day School is currently using).


If 5 full days per week are not possible due to building capacity and social distance requirements, then we will implement the models described below. These models have been designed using feedback from students, parents and teachers.


We will provide ALL students with an equitable learning experience regardless of their choice of learning modality. Teacher and schedule changes may occur in any of the models.


After you have made your selection, please give us some time to work through the family selections before you reach out. While we know these potential changes may be concerning, we will work hard to keep the current models.


EC-5 MODELS

The EC through fifth-grade models described below will be the most consistent for young learners, allowing for daily attendance and for student materials to remain either at home or in the classroom depending on the subject. Having a consistent daily instruction schedule from their homeroom teacher in the early grades was felt to be most critical during this developmental stage.


Early Childhood

  • In-Person Model - No Changes

    • The in-person model will remain the same as it has been since the beginning of the year. That model is:

    • Students will attend school in the a.m. or p.m., 5 days a week

      • AM Session 8:30-10:30 a.m.

      • PM Session 12:00-2:00 p.m.

    • Instruction will focus on early numeracy, literacy, social emotional learning through play when in-person.

    • Differentiated support will be provided, as needed.

    • Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    • Students will eat lunch at home. Parents will have the option of picking up lunch through the district’s remote lunch program.


  • Remote Model - No Changes

    • The remote model will remain the same as it has been since the beginning of the year. That model is:

    • Students will attend school remotely in the a.m. or p.m.

      • AM Session 9:00-11:00 a.m.

      • PM Session 12:00-2:00 p.m.

    • Instruction will be provided through choice board activities that will include daily early literacy, early numeracy, fine and gross motor and social emotional activities.

    • Differentiated small group support - synchronous, as needed.

    • PE and Music - synchronous instruction 15 minutes each week.

    • Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    • Parents will have the option of picking up lunch through the district’s remote lunch program.


Grade K

  • In-Person Model - Possible changes in length of day

    • Students will attend school either in the a.m. or p.m., 5 days per week.

      • Sprague AM Session 8:15-10:30 a.m.

      • Sprague PM Session 12:30-2:45 p.m.

    • In-person instruction will focus on math, ELA, science, social studies and social emotional learning. Schedules for instructional activities are determined by individual teachers.

    • Differentiated support will be provided, as needed.

    • Specials will be remote- asynchronous and synchronous instruction weekly

    • Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    • Students will eat lunch at home. Parents will have the option of picking up lunch through the district’s remote lunch program.


  • Remote Model - No Changes

    • The remote model will remain the same as it has been since the beginning of the year. That model is:

    • Students will attend school remotely 5 days a week.

      • There is only an AM session 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    • Schedule for remote instruction:

      • Morning meeting - 15 minutes synchronous daily.

      • Math - 15 minutes synchronous and 15 minutes asynchronous daily.

      • ELA - 15 minutes synchronous and 15 minutes asynchronous daily.

      • Science or Social Studies - 15 minutes synchronous or asynchronous daily.

      • Social emotional - 15 minutes synchronous and/or 15 minutes asynchronous weekly.

      • Differentiated small group support - 15 minutes synchronous instruction 3-5 times per week.

      • Specials - asynchronous and synchronous instruction weekly in p.m.

      • Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    • Parents will have the option of picking up lunch through the district’s remote lunch program.


Grades 1-5

  • In-Person Model - Possible Changes

    • If numbers allow, our current 5 full day model will continue. The following in-person model will only be implemented if our numbers exceed each building's capacity.

    • Students will attend school in the a.m. or p.m., 5 days per week.

      • Sprague AM Session 8:15-10:30 a.m.

      • Sprague PM Session 12:30-2:45 p.m.

      • Half Day AM Session 9:00-11:15 a.m.

      • Half Day PM Session 1:15-3:30 p.m.

    • In-person instruction will focus on math, literacy, science, social studies and social emotional learning. Schedules for instructional activities are determined by individual teachers.

    • When not in-person, home instruction will be asynchronous with check-in times throughout the day with a staff member focused on math, literacy, science and social studies.

      • Spanish (grades 3-5 only) and specials classes will remain a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.

    • Differentiated support will be provided, as needed.

    • Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    • Students will eat lunch at home. Parents will have the option of picking up lunch through the district’s remote lunch program.


  • Remote Model - No Changes

    • The remote model will remain the same as it has been since the beginning of the year. That model is:

    • Students will attend school remotely

      • Sprague Hours of Instruction 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

      • Half Day Hours of Instruction 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    • Schedule for remote instruction:

      • Morning meeting - 15 minutes synchronous daily.

      • Math - 30 minutes synchronous and 30 minutes asynchronous daily.

      • ELA - 30 minutes synchronous and 30 minutes asynchronous daily.

      • Science or Social Studies - 30 minutes synchronous or asynchronous daily.

      • Social emotional - 30 minutes synchronous and/or 30 minutes asynchronous weekly.

      • Spanish - (Grades 3-5 only)

      • Differentiated small group support - 30 minutes synchronous instruction 3-5 times per week.

      • Specials - asynchronous and synchronous weekly instruction.

      • Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    • Parents will have the option of picking up lunch through the district’s remote lunch program.


GRADES 6-8 MODEL

Every effort will be made to continue with 5 days of synchronous instruction for all students.

The following models will only go into effect if our numbers exceed our building capacity:

  • In-Person Model - Possible Changes

    • Students will have two full days of in-person instruction, one full day of remote synchronous instruction and 2 days of remote asynchronous lessons and assignments.

      • Hours of Instruction 8:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

    • On remote synchronous and in-person days, students will follow their daily schedule.

    • On remote asynchronous days, students will complete learning activities provided by their teachers and have the opportunity to check in with staff members twice per day during FLEX.

    • Students who have an IEP, or receive ELL, intervention or enrichment services may have more synchronous time on asynchronous days.

    • Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    • Students will eat lunch at school on their in-person days. For remote days, parents will have the option of picking up lunch through the district’s remote lunch program.


  • Remote Model - Possible Changes

    • In this model, students who choose remote learning will follow a similar schedule as the in-person model due to the availability of staff and the need to keep curriculum pacing the same. The schedule will be 3 full days of synchronous remote learning with 2 days of remote asynchronous lessons and assignments.

    • On remote synchronous days, students will have:

      • Math - Up to 60 minutes, with a minimum of 30 minutes synchronous instruction daily.

      • ELA - Up to 60 minutes, with a minimum of 30 minutes synchronous instruction daily.

      • Science - 30 minutes synchronous instruction daily.

      • Social Studies - 30 minutes synchronous instruction daily.

      • Spanish - 30 minutes synchronous instruction daily.

      • Creative Arts, Health, PE - Designated time for two 30 minute synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities daily.

      • Social Emotional - 30 minutes synchronous and/or 30 minutes asynchronous weekly.

    • On remote asynchronous days, students will complete learning activities provided by their teachers and have the opportunity to check-in with staff members twice per day during FLEX.

    • Students who have an IEP, or receive ELL, intervention or enrichment services may have more synchronous time on asynchronous days.

    • Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    • Parents will have the option of picking up lunch through the district’s remote lunch program.


DIRECTIONS FOR SELECTING LEARNING MODEL PREFERENCE

Please review the learning model directions on how to select your choice for your learning model preference. An instructional video has been provided to review the step-by-step instructions. Please complete the Learning Model Preference using United Classroom Parent Portal Forms as described above. Please complete your selection by Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. We are asking all parents to complete the form for each child in your family.


We understand that choosing a model can be challenging as you consider your child’s unique learning needs. We have worked hard to provide a robust learning environment regardless of the model you choose. We look forward to working with you throughout the remainder of the school year as we raise our Leaders in Learning.


Sincerely,


Scott Warren, Ed.D.

Superintendent of D103 Schools

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