Remote learning

The Joseph Sears School

Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements

Welcome to Remote Learning!

Kenilworth District 38 has implemented Remote Learning procedures. While Remote Learning days cannot duplicate what happens in the classroom, we will prepare lessons and activities that allow children to remain engaged in their learning and further their skill development. Instructional methods will vary from grade to grade. All remote learning will be meaningful and designed to keep students on pace to continue their schoolwork.

We ask parents to log in their students on our Remote Learning Web Page Attendance Form by 10:00 a.m. each day. Knowing who is participating in Remote Learning allows us to be able to evaluate the process at The Joseph Sears School. Attendance information helps teachers to know which students are attending so that they can respond to students and support them with their learning at home. As a reminder, the school building and the school playgrounds are currently closed.

To follow Illinois Governor Pritzker's STAY-AT-HOME order, the school building and the school playgrounds are currently closed. All New Trier Township schools will be extending school building closures through Thursday, April 30, 2020.

The remote learning plans in place for our students will continue for the duration of the school closure order, any changes to the process will be shared with student families through email and this page will be updated.

Please see the timeline below for more specific details regarding this closure and remote learning plans for the next few days:

  • Monday, March 30 - School will be closed. Our teachers will be working in preparation for additional Remote Learning Days. No remote learning will occur.

  • Tuesday, March 31 - Thursday, April 9 - Remote Learning Days. Attendance is due by 10 a.m.

  • Friday, April 10 - No School/Non-Instructional Day. No remote learning will occur.

  • Monday, April 13- Remote Learning Continues.

The current plan is to continue Remote Learning through April 30, 2020. We are still awaiting guidance on many issues and are working on how to implement new guidelines as they come along.

Teachers will be available to support them during school hours, 8:10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. All content areas will be offering Remote Learning opportunities. Please be sure your children check for work offered by the “specials” classes, as well.

Remote Learning is an opportunity for students to work at home on learning goals and learning experiences that are meant to enrich and extend the learning they have already begun at school. Learning experiences may incorporate technology or be more traditional in nature. In either case, the activities and experiences that teachers provide to their students are meant for them to complete independently. Of course, parents and family are always welcome to support their students; however, it should not be a necessity. As always, if students are struggling with the work, please send us an email and teachers will support with additional help or instruction, if needed.

Surveys are available on the Remote Learning Website for parents and students to give us feedback on our Remote Learning strategies. Please take a moment to help us understand how we can make this process better.


District 38 will be using email to keep you informed. We will also include updates on our website. Email is the preferred contact method, but if email is not available to you, the School Office phone line (847) 256-5006 will be monitored during school hours. Teachers and administrators will be checking email during school hours 8:10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.