August 17
CLASSROOM-TEACHER Assignments Released

August 24
First Day of REMOTE LEARNING

September 21
Board of Education Meeting With plan review

District 45 will begin the 2020/2021 school year with Full-Remote Learning for all students. Full-Remote Learning will provide both synchronous (learning that occurs when there is a scheduled time for the teacher and students to meet virtually and instruction is delivered in real time) and asynchronous (learning that occurs when students are working independently at their own pace and time. Learning takes place by accessing information virtually but does not require live or simultaneous interaction with a teacher or class) learning opportunities for students with a strong emphasis on synchronous learning.

We understand the many challenges Full-Remote Learning may present for families. For families who do not think their schedule will align with synchronous learning, a self-paced remote learning option will be available. If you would like to learn about this option please send an email to remotelearning@d45.org.


When will Chromebooks and other learning materials be provided to families?

Student Chromebook and learning materials distribution will occur at each school on Wednesday, August 19th from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursday, August 20th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Families with students at multiple schools will need to pick up materials in multiple locations. Additional details will be communicated prior to the distribution.



WHEN WILL PARENTS RECEIVE UPDATES?

We are constantly monitoring the situation. The District will discuss next steps at the September 21 Board of Education meeting. If or when we move to in-person learning, we will allow for a transition period so that parents and staff can prepare for the next learning model.

Ultimately, our primary goal is to return to in-person instruction when conditions allow, and unfortunately, we are unable to provide a precise date as to when that will occur. The extent to which we are able to implement our original plan will be evaluated over time.



TOP QUESTIONS

District 45 intends to publish short lists of the most frequently asked questions by topic on a regular basis.



Food Services

Grab-n-go lunch and breakfast will be available for families to pick up at all District 45 schools each Wednesday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. beginning August 26. Lunch and breakfast for five days will be bagged together.

Only students enrolled in District 45 schools will be provided grab-n-go meals (requirement of the National School Lunch Program). Upon pick-up, the student's name will be verified. Only one pick-up per student will be allowed.

You may pick up meals at any District 45 school. Signs will be posted at all schools to identify the location for pick-up. Face coverings must be worn and social distancing must be practiced while out of vehicles and standing in line for meals.





WHEN WILL D45 RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING?

Ultimately, our primary goal is to return to in-person instruction when conditions allow, and unfortunately, we are unable to provide a precise date as to when that will occur. However, the District will continue to assess the situation and provide you with updates as planning unfolds. The extent to which we are able to implement our original plan will be evaluated over time.