School Closures: As you probably heard today, the Governor extended his “Stay at Home” order for Illinois through Thursday, April 30, which means schools will also remain closed for on-site learning through April 30 as well.
School Playgrounds: As long as schools are closed, the school playgrounds are also closed.
New Terminology – “Remote Learning”: This past weekend, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) gave us more guidance on how learning should look going forward until the end of our time away from on-site learning. One change of which I wanted to make you aware is the movement to the term, “Remote Learning.” ISBE is now officially calling these days Remote Days of Instructional Learning (or Remote Learning). They’re not calling them E-Learning days from this point on, as many schools and/or students across the state do not have the technology required. We will also now refer to them as Remote Learning Days to align with the State’s language.
Remote Learning (formerly E-Learning): 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