D92 Parent Update - End of Year
May 21, 2020
Communication from the Superintendent
I hope you find this useful and I welcome your feedback.
Tim Arnold, Ph.D.
Registration Fees Canceled for 2020-21
Will County School District 92 understands the financial hardship that the current COVID-19 pandemic has put on a number of District 92 families. In an effort to support our community, the Board of Education has approved waiving the student registration fees for the 2020-21 school year.
Families who have already paid their fees will be reimbursed as soon as the Business Office can process the refunds. We ask for your patience as this process may take a few weeks. Families who paid fees for 2020-21 but still owe previous fees will have their payments applied to any balance owed.
District 92 hopes that canceling student registration fees provides all of our families an additional boost during these challenging times.
Congratulations 8th Graders & Thank You D92 PFA!
Given the unusual end of the school year, the D92 PFA wanted to do something special to recognize our 8th graders. This year all D92 teachers were invited to deliver yard signs to our graduates! This was a touching event that made the end of the year very special for students and staff alike!
Check out this video of our 8th grade Class of 2020 receiving their signs from D92 staff!
Grading System for Remote Learning - Pass/Incomplete
The Pass/Incomplete Grading Matrix combines the traditional grades that students received through March 13, 2020 with the pass/incomplete system that the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) established for remote learning.
This year, in order to determine a final "grade" for each subject, teachers will use the matrix to select the row that includes the letter grade that the student was receiving as of March 13 (left-hand side of the chart) and then the column that reflects how engaged the student was during remote learning (top of the chart).
We believe that this process enables us to remain in compliance with ISBE guidelines for grading students during remote learning and communicate individual student achievement and effort during this unprecedented time in education.
Returning to School - Fall 2020
We are currently considering multiple options for what a return to school might look like. In no particular order, here are some possibilities:
- Face-to-face on the scheduled start date
- Staggered face-to-face return to school (e.g. 1/2 students on one day and then the other 1/2 of students on the next day, continuing on a rotating basis)
- Delayed start of school for face-to-face learning (e.g. sometime in September)
- Remote Learning continues with modifications
- Or some combination of the options listed above
How and when we return to school in the fall will depend on which phase the State of Illinois is in at that time. We all want to return to what we know works best for our students ~ students learning from teachers in a classroom setting. D92 will move forward with plans that ensure the safety of each student and staff member.
iPads During Summer Break
All of the installed applications will be maintained on the devices and any necessary syncs will be completed when students return to school in the fall.
Board of Education - Change of June Meeting Date
The D92 Board of Education meets monthly to conduct school district business. Members of the public are always welcome to attend.
The Board has been meeting virtually since April and will do so again on June 23. Members of the public may join the meeting either by phone or computer with the following information.
When: Jun 23, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Board of Education Meeting
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Dial (312) 626-6799
Webinar ID: 848 7553 6891