Army Trail School Family Update


October 30, 2020

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Clarification about Hybrid/Remote Schedule

All grade levels, except for Kindergarten, are Full Day. Kindergarten is the only grade that is a half-day. AM/PM refers to the time that students are working in-person or remotely with their classroom teacher. The other portion of the day is independent work time, Specials (Art, music, PE, Computers, & Library) and Special Education groups such as Speech, Social Work, or other related services. Wednesdays, all students are remote learning and should log in at 8:45, regardless of AM or PM assignment.

AM example: If your student(s) are assigned AM, they will either come to school or log on remotely from 8:45 to 11:15 to work directly with their teacher. In the afternoon, from 12:45 to 3:15, your student will work on homework, attend specials or other groups.

PM example: If your student(s) are assigned PM, in the morning from 8:45 to 11:15, your student(s) will work on homework, attend specials, or other groups. In the afternoon, they will either come to school or log on remotely from 12:45 to 3:15 to work directly with their teacher.

***Students not attending the full day will be marked absent for the time period they are missing.

If you have specific questions about the schedule, please do not hesitate to contact the Main Office.


Attendance is mandatory, and parents have a responsibility to ensure students are attending school regularly. We are still following all attendance procedures and policies. However, we understand that it is necessary to be absent from time to time. We ask that you contact the office to make us aware of the absence.

A student will not be considered "present" if they log on but are not on camera and are not participating. Students that are not showing up, logging in, participating and engaging will be marked absent and, in some cases, truant. In extreme cases of absences or truancy, the district's School Resource Officer and/or Dupage County will be reported.

Please help us ensure that students are attending school regularly!

Grading and Standard Marks

In the spring, the state essentially suspended all students' assessments, and student grades did not reflect the effort or time students put in and did not represent the learning that took place.

This year is completely different; all grading regular procedures and policies are being followed. To put it simply, if your student is not putting in the time and effort to engage academically, complete homework, and attend school (remotely or in-person), then their standard marks will reflect such efforts.

Our teachers are working extremely hard to provide each student with the best education possible. However, that is only one side of the equation. We need students and families to put in the same effort. Please help us ensure that every student has the best opportunity to learn during this difficult time.

The end of the marking period ends on Friday, November 13, which means that students have a short time getting caught up for the end of the first trimester.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner! This is a great opportunity to hear how your student is doing this year and talk with the teachers.

This year, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held virtually through Zoom. However, families will still need to sign up through Skyward Family Access. The window to schedule a conference opens at 8:00 AM on Monday, October 26 and closes at 4:00 PM on Friday, Novmeber 6. Below you will find additional instructions for scheduling conferences. Please reach out to your child's teacher of the Main Office with any questions.

Hybrid Student Pick-up

Student pick-up has changed this year to allow for greater social distancing and safety. Dismissal for the AM begins at 11:15 and dismissal for the PM begins at 3:15. All families have been assigned a Pickup number. Additionally, each family received three Pick up number signs (see picture below) to display in the car that matches the number on each student's backpack tag. When arriving please display the sign on your front windshield. If you do not have your sign, it will take longer to pick up your student(s). One of our staff members will then radio the number to alert teachers and students that you have arrived. Once in the blue zone, you may pick up your student. We hope that this makes pick-up safer and more organized.
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Self Certification

District 4 and the IDPH require that individuals self-certify that they are free of symptoms before entering school buildings. The daily student self-certification must be done each day for each student in your household. Please remember to log in to your Skyward Family Access Portal online or using the app to complete the daily student self-certification. Please see the instructions and videos below.

*Self-Certification must be done by a parent or guardian by asking each student in your household the self-certification questions.

In-Person Learning

For a more detailed description of In-person learning at Army Trail, please use the button above.

ASD4 Lunch and Breakfast Distribution


  • Food will be provided from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday
  • Seven days worth of meals will be distributed (five breakfasts and five lunches)
  • Menus will be posted on the district website each month


Indian Trail Junior High School, 222 N Kennedy Drive in Addison, Door 1

Social Emotional Support

The following is a list of resources to help alleviate some of the stress during this time.
  • Emergencies: 9-1-1
  • Safe School Hotline: 1-800-4-1-VOICE, x359
  • Crisis Support Line available 24-7 (Mental Health Support): 630-627-1700
  • SASS Cares Line (Mental Health Crisis): 1-800-345-9049
  • Addison Township: 630-530-8161 Providing food to families Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m
  • Community Resource Guide

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Remote Learning Family Site

Use this link for Classroom Site, Teacher, & School Information.

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