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MAP Results

MAP Results for remote learners were mailed home on Thursday. For the hybrid students, MAP results came home on Friday in their backpacks.

News from the Department of Learning

Elementary Science and Social Studies Hybrid Instruction

Science and social studies asynchronous instruction is provided by D181 Teacher Librarians. Each teacher-librarian is responsible for an entire grade level of students across the district. Teacher librarians host 20-30 minute office hours for the purpose of answering general questions regarding the lesson or activities assigned. Office hours are not intended for tutoring but to assist students with specific concepts or assigned activities.


Hybrid Kindergarten Science/Social Studies

Instruction for science and social studies is two days per week and is outside of the standard kindergarten hours so engaging with the content is highly recommended but not required. Students will receive a report card mark of (P) Pass or (NA) Not Assessed. If your child is engaged in other activities during the opposite half of his/her school day and cannot participate we fully understand this and do not want this to be a point of stress for any child or family.


Hybrid 1st Grade Science/Social Studies

Instruction for science and social studies will span four days per week with the fifth day being enrichment free choice activities. The instruction and activities from day one to four should be completed by all students each week. The free choice enrichment activities on the fifth day are optional for those that want to participate in additional science and social studies enrichment activities for the unit of instruction. If your child is having a difficult time engaging in first grade science and social studies activities please reach out to your building administrator. Students will receive a report card mark of (D) Developing, (S) Secured, (M) Mastered or (NA) Not Assessed.


Hybrid 2nd - 5th Grade Science/Social Studies

Instruction for science and social studies will be five days per week just like a typical school year. The instruction and activities should be completed by all students each week. If your child is having a difficult time engaging in their grade level science and social studies activities please reach out to your building administrator. Students in second and third grade will receive a report card mark of (D) Developing, (S) Secured, (M) Mastered or (NA) Not Assessed. Students in grades four and five will receive a report card mark of a letter grade or (NA) Not Assessed.


Hybrid and Remote K-5th Grade Art and Music

Illinois State Standards for fine arts are taught beginning in preschool in D181. Music and art education is highly valued as it helps to increase student creativity, brain development, fine motor skills, socialization and increase achievement. Instruction for kindergarten art and music is outside of the standard kindergarten hours so engaging with the content is highly recommended but not required. Instruction for all other grade levels is a part of the instructional day so first through fifth grade students will participate in instruction and activities. Starting this week, Friday will be used as a catch up for art and music or free choice enrichment activities. Free choice enrichment activities are not required to complete. Students will receive a report card mark of (P) Pass or (NA) Not Assessed.


Hybrid and Remote K-5th Grade Physical Education

Illinois State Standards for physical development and health are taught beginning in preschool in D181. Now more than ever it is so important that our students engage in health-related activities and development of fine and gross motor skills through physical education. Instruction for kindergarten PE is outside of the standard kindergarten hours so engaging with the content is highly recommended but not required. Instruction for all other grade levels is a part of the instructional day so first through fifth grade students will participate in instruction and activities. Starting this week, Friday will be used as a catch up for PE or free choice enrichment activities. Free choice enrichment activities are not required to complete. Please note that if you cannot locate the materials required for a PE activity, you may use alternate supplies or an alternate activity that aligns to the skills being taught. Students will receive a report card mark of (P) Pass or (NA) Not Assessed.


Elementary Common Assessments

Common assessments in math will be administered to both hybrid and remote students. The protocol for remote testing can be found here. Common assessments are not sent home but a cover sheet with score will be sent home. Two devices are needed for remote assessments, one District-issued and one personal. The personal device can be a phone, second iPad or computer. One device will be used to log into the assessment and the second device will be for the virtual meeting link. If you need assistance with locating a second device for a remote assessment, please contact the Director of Assessment, Instruction and Evaluation, Tracey Miller.