Illinois Governor Pritzker on Tuesday extended his “Stay at Home” order for Illinois through Thursday, April 30, which means District 64 schools will also remain closed for on-site learning through April 30 as well.
In a letter to the community on Tuesday, Superintendent Eric Olson sent the April schedule for remote learning (formerly e-learning) and expressed how much the staff misses the students while the schools are closed.
"In the history of education, we’ve seen plenty of changes," Olson wrote. "We’ve moved from one-room schoolhouses to schools of hundreds, from blackboards to white boards, from individual learning to collaboration, and have vastly increased opportunities for student voice and choice in the classroom. Yet with all of these changes, we’ve had one constant: the joy of working with students in person. As we all struggle with this new normal, I know our District 64 educators will continue to be dedicated to our students. "
District 64 will move ahead with a Remote Learning plan. The State has also provided each district with five Remote Planning Days to be built into the remaining school calendar. These are days where Remote Learning would not take place, and they would be used as staff development days for teachers to plan ahead, create lessons, and learn new tools. These days are reflected in the outline of dates below. Remote Learning is continuing to evolve, as we have more time to plan and adjust to this new form of teaching.
The schedule for April is included below:
April 1 - 3 Remote Learning Days
April 6 - 9 Remote Learning Days
April 10 School Holiday (No School)
April 13 Remote Planning Day (No Remote Learning)
April 14 - 17 Remote Learning Days
April 20 - 24 Remote Learning Days
April 27 Remote Planning Day (No Remote Learning)
April 28 - April 30 Remote Learning Days
For more information on the impact of COVID-19 on School District 64, please visit the district's website at www.d64.org.