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Remote learning will resume on Tuesday, April 7, for all CCSD 89 students

Remote learning will resume on Tuesday, April 7, for all CCSD 89 students.  

There is no remote learning on Monday, April 6. That day, all CCSD 89 teachers will be working to develop plans for the extended 'stay-at-home' order. Staff will be holding district-wide virtual meetings to plan within their school and across grade levels. Staff will be reviewing the district's e-learning plans in order to create lessons and assignments to help students work on essential skills that will help them progress during remote learning. Friday, April 10 is a scheduled day off.

Teachers will be having these same planning meetings on Monday, April 13; Monday, April 20; and Monday, April 27, so there will be no remote learning on those days. 

Attendance and grading

Students will need to check in for attendance starting Tuesday, April 7. Your student's classroom teacher will communicate how they expect students to check in for attendance. In addition to meeting state mandates, this attendance also serves as a well-being check on CCSD 89 students.

CCSD 89 is committed to providing a continuity of learning throughout this remote-learning period. When remote learning resumes, grading in CCSD 89 classes will be on a 'do-no-harm' basis. Feedback will be provided to students to help their learning progress. Students' grades will not be negatively impacted during this time. 

Thank you

The entire staff of Community Consolidated School District 89 would like to thank you for your willingness to partner with us to continue learning for your students. Thank you for your patience and your commitment to education during this unusual time.

Registration opens for new and returning students April 8

CCSD 89 will open registration for both new and returning students at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8. The individualized SnapCodes that are used to register were mailed to homes on Friday, March 20.

The new-student residency verification events (originally scheduled for March 23-25) were postponed and will be rescheduled. New families will still have to prove residency and show an original birth certificate in order for their children to start school in 2020-21.

More info: https://bit.ly/2xYws0B 

Food available on Mondays, Wednesdays

Lunches will now be served at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Families will be able to pick up two lunches on Monday and three lunches on Wednesday. There is no cost. Families can drive up to either school and receive meals while still in their vehicles. Families can get lunches for each child younger than 19 in their home.

If you are in need of food but unable to come to the pick-up locations, please contact your building principal. More info: https://bit.ly/2UqhyJf

Take a virtual field trip

While you're staying home and staying safe, you can still explore many amazing places on Earth - and beyond - from your home. We've compiled some virtual field trips at www.ccsd89.org/fieldtrip 

If you're looking for other fun academic activities to do at home, we've compiled some resources at www.ccsd89.org/funfromhome 

School playgrounds are closed

All CCSD 89 school playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice. The open areas (fields) near playgrounds can be used during daylight hours, but we strongly recommend that you practice social distancing to prevent the spread of any illness. Do not gather in groups.

Additional resources

It can be challenging to share the right amount of COVID-19 information with kids. We've gathered a few resources to help you explain what's happening: https://bit.ly/2JaX14E

The district has put the latest remote learning and COVID-19 news and resources at www.ccsd89.org/COVID This page includes planners and a link to information about DuPage County efforts to collect personal protective equipment for donations.  

Upcoming events

All other events through April 30 are canceled. The district will notify families of any items beyond April 30 that need to be canceled or rescheduled. 

March 28-April 3: Spring break - no remote learning

April 6: No remote learning - teacher work day to plan for remote learning

April 7: Remote learning resumes

April 8: Registration opens for new and returning students

April 9: Mid-term for third trimester

April 10: NO SCHOOL

April 13: No remote learning - teacher work day to plan for remote learning

April 20: No remote learning - teacher work day to plan for remote learning

April 20: Board of Education meeting

April 27: No remote learning - teacher work day to plan for remote learning

May 1: Earliest date learning could resume in schools 

At this time, the last day of the school year is still scheduled to be May 20.

More information

If you have further questions or need support, please reach out to our staff. We are available to help you and your students.

Latest remote learning and COVID-19 news: www.ccsd89.org/COVID

General questions: info@ccsd89.org (630) 545-3581

Food: lparker@ccsd89.org  (630) 545-3507

Technology: support@ccsd89.org  (630) 545-3591

Counseling: kmalmstedt@ccsd89.org  (630) 545-3517

Special-education: golsen@ccsd89.org (630) 545-3515

Posted: April 3, 2020