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MHS will open with remote learning

 

8/5/2020

 

Student & Staff Safety Protocols

 

Virtual Bell Schedule FAQ for Families

 

Q:  What is the virtual bell schedule which will start on August 24?
 
A:  The virtual bell schedule is below.  
 
Schedule Layout
  • Red/Gray 2 day rotations (Monday/Tuesday & Thursday/Friday)
-There are 4 periods a day, odd periods day one and even  periods on day two.
-Class periods are 75 minutes long.
-There are 10 minute breaks in between classes.
-Teachers will conduct synchronous whole class lessons and have the flexibility to differentiate their lesson and activities within the 75 minute period.
 
  • Lesson components may include social/emotional and academic check-ins, breakout group discussions, whole group interactive lessons, lectures, virtual simulations, virtual field trips, etc. 
 
  • Students can be dismissed after receiving an application assignment. Some students will stay for small group enrichment, remediation or academic or social emotional check-in. Students could stay logged in in a breakout space to ask questions of the teacher during the class period.
-Teacher office hours are available at the end of each Red/Gray day.
 
  • Wednesday Flex Day
-All class periods meet for 30 minutes.
-All classes are required to meet for a brief synchronous check-in, whole class lesson or small group meetings.
-On a 4 day week, Wednesday classes would not be held.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday-Blended/

small group day 

Thursday

Friday 

7:25-8:50

Teacher work time

7:25-8:50 

Teacher work time

7:25-8:50

Teacher work time 

 

8:50-9:20 - per 1

 

9:25-9:55 - per 2

 

10:00-10:30 - per 3

 

10:35-11:05 - per 4

 

11:10-11:40 - per 5

 

11:45-12:15 - per 6

 

12:20-12:50 - per 7

 

12:55-1:25 - per 8

 

1:45-3:25 PLC time

7:25-8:50 

Teacher work time or staff, department, or committee meetings 

7:25-8:50 

Teacher work time

Per 1: 8:50-10:05

Per 2: 8:50-10:05

Per 1: 8:50-10:05

Per 2: 8:50-10:05

Per 3: 10:15-11:30

Per 4: 10:15-11:30

Per 3: 10:15-11:30

Per 4: 10:15-11:30

11:30-12:10 lunch

11:30-12:10 lunch

11:30-12:10 lunch

11:30-12:10 lunch

Per 5: 12:10-1:25

Per 6: 12:10-1:25

Per 5: 12:10-1:25

Per 6: 12:10-1:25

Per 7: 1:35-2:50

Per 8: 1:35-2:50

Per 7: 1:35-2:50

Per 8: 1:35-2:50

2:50-3:25: Teacher office hours 

2:50-3:25: Teacher office hours 

2:50-3:25: Teacher office hours 

2:50-3:25: Teacher office hours 

 

Schedule evaluation

This is the schedule we are committed to using and start the school year.  After Labor Day, students, parents and staff will be surveyed about the schedule and how it is operating so far. Focus groups will be conducted and a committee with representation from each department will provide feedback to the schedule.  Any changes to the schedule will not be implemented before September 14.

 

Criteria for success will include:

  • Attendance
  • Meeting the needs of students, parents & staff
  • Student submission and assessment of evidence of learning

 

Attendance
Student attendance will be taken in each class period.
 
Workload
Teachers will only assign work for students on the days the students have class with the teacher.  Students could only be assigned work on the three days they are in class.
 
Sample Student Schedule
Below is a sample of how a student’s schedule will look.  With extended breaks, a mix of synchronous and asynchronous experiences for each class period, an established lunch period in addition to the new daily lunch time and longer “passing periods” between classes, students will not be on Zoom the entire school day.  

 
Student 1-Freshmen
Student 2- Senior 
 
Monday
  • Period 1: English 1     
  • Period 3: World Studies
  • Lunch 11:30-12:10
  • Per 5: Choir 
  • Per 7: Student’s usual lunch period- free 
 
Monday
  • Per1: P.E
  • Per 3: AP Literature
  • Lunch: 11:30-12:10
  • Per 5: Student’s usual lunch period- free
  • Per 7- Free period 
 
Tuesday
  • Per 2: Algebra 1
  • Per 4: Biology
  • Lunch: 11:30-12:10
  • Per 6: P.E.
  • Per 8: AVID
 
Tuesday
  • Per 2: AP Human Geography
  • Per 4: Statistics 
  • Lunch: 11:30-12:10
  • Per 6: AP Psychology 
  • Per 8: Free period

 

Student Email
Teachers will send their course syllabus via the school email system to their classes by Thursday, August 20.  Freshmen will be taught how to use the school email system during Freshman Orientation on August 14.  In addition, directions on accessing student emails will be provided on the MHS website and sent to the parents.
 
Building supports
MHS will still operate Math Lab and the Literacy Center for student assistance.  Students would be able to virtually attend these supports via Zoom from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm.

7/23/2020

 

District 120 Parents, Guardians:

 

We have struggled as a school district and as a community during the past few months as we try to develop a plan for the coming school year that provides both a positive, rigorous education for our students and a safe environment at the same time. Given the current situation in the country with COVID-19 cases spiking in well over half the states in the country we have made the decision to begin the 2020 – 2021 school year with Remote Learning for all our students. While we will begin with Remote Learning, if the health and safety conditions allow us to gradually bring additional students, faculty and staff back to campus in a hybrid-learning model, we will be able to do that.

MHS 2020-2021 Reopening Q&A

Here are some of the key points resulting from our decision:

 

  • All students will start the school year on a remote learning schedule
  • Classes for all students will begin on Monday, August 24
  • Students will meet live, online (synchronously) with their teachers in their classes every period, every school day
  • Grading practices will return to pre-March 13 standard assessments and grading practices
  • Virtual small group and tutoring options will be available for students
  • We will provide virtual student services and support for students
  • We will continue our lunch program at the designated locations in the community

 

We are currently finalizing the details of our Remote Learning model and will provide you with added information prior to the start of the school year. Our decision was based on a number of circumstances, including the following:

 

Student/Faculty/Staff Health and Safety: Returning to school would almost certainly result in cases of the virus among students and staff which would require the quarantining of many people including families and friends of those infected. As the required quarantine period is 10 days from the start of the illness, this would greatly affect the family environment and learning atmosphere.

 

Social Distancing:  A return to the buildings would make it impossible for all students to be at school at the same time and maintain six feet of distance from each other as defined in Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) guidelines. And again, there would always be the danger of students and/or staff becoming infected and then passing that on to families at home.

 

Building Safety:  At this time, there are other issues that would impact student learning if it took place on campus. Some of those issues include cleaning all used classrooms multiple times during the school day, issues with students being on buses, how lunches could be accommodated realistically and safely and many others.

 

Looking Ahead:  We believe that beginning in August with our Remote Learning plan will give us the best chance to create an instructional environment that will offer students a consistent, high quality learning experience and the best social experience under the current circumstances. At the same time, we will be providing the best way possible to ensure the health and safety of the students and adults at our school.  We will provide more information, in the days and weeks ahead. In the meantime, please know we are doing everything we can possibly do to educate the students in our care and to support our children and families in the months ahead.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kevin Myers, Ph.D.            Anthony Kroll, EdD

Superintendent                Principal

Districts 75/120                 Mundelein High School

 

 

23 de julio de 2020

Padres/Guardianes del Distrito 120:

Como Distrito Escolar y como Comunidad hemos luchado durante los últimos meses mientras intentamos desarrollar un plan para el próximo año escolar que proporcione una educación positiva y rigurosa para nuestros estudiantes y un ambiente seguro al mismo tiempo. Dada la situación actual en el país con casos de COVID-19 que se dispararon en más de la mitad de los estados del país, hemos tomado la decisión de comenzar el año escolar 2020-2021 con aprendizaje remoto para todos nuestros estudiantes. Comenzaremos con el aprendizaje remoto, pero si las condiciones de salud y seguridad nos permiten llevar gradualmente a estudiantes, profesores y personal adicional al campus en un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido, podremos hacerlo.

Estos son algunos de los puntos clave que resultan de nuestra decisión:

  • Todos los estudiantes comenzarán el año escolar en un horario de aprendizaje remoto
  •  Las clases para todos los estudiantes comenzarán el lunes 24 de agosto
  •  Los estudiantes se reunirán en vivo, en línea (sincrónicamente) con sus maestros en sus clases cada período, cada día escolar
  •  Las prácticas de calificación volverán a las evaluaciones estándar y prácticas de calificación anteriores al 13 de marzo
  •  Las opciones de tutoría y grupos pequeños virtuales estarán disponibles para los estudiantes
  • Brindaremos servicios y apoyo virtual para estudiantes
  • Continuaremos nuestro programa de almuerzo en los lugares designados en la comunidad

Actualmente estamos finalizando los detalles de nuestro modelo de aprendizaje remoto y le proporcionaremos información adicional antes del comienzo del año escolar. Nuestra decisión se basó en una serie de circunstancias, incluidas las siguientes:

Salud y seguridad del estudiante/faculta/personal: Regresar a la escuela casi con certeza resultaría en más casos de virus entre los estudiantes y el personal que requerirían la cuarentena de muchas personas, incluidas las familias y amigos de los infectados. Como el período de cuarentena requerido es de 10 días desde el comienzo de la enfermedad, esto afectaría en gran medida el ambiente familiar y la atmósfera de aprendizaje.

Distancia social:  El regreso a los edificios haría imposible que todos los estudiantes estuvieran en la escuela al mismo tiempo y se mantuvieran a seis pies de distancia entre ellos como se define en las reglas de la Mesa Directiva de Educación del Estado de Illinois (ISBE). Y de nuevo, siempre existirá el peligro de que los estudiantes y/o el personal se infecten y luego lo transmitan a las familias en el hogar.

Seguridad del edificio:  en este momento, hay otros problemas que afectarían el aprendizaje de los estudiantes si se llevara a cabo en el campus. Algunos de esos problemas incluyen limpiar todas las aulas usadas varias veces durante el día escolar, problemas con los estudiantes en los autobuses, cómo se pueden acomodar los almuerzos de manera realista y segura y muchos otros.

Mirando hacia el futuro:  Creemos que a partir de agosto con nuestro plan de aprendizaje remoto nos dará la mejor oportunidad de crear un ambiente de instrucción que ofrecerá a los estudiantes una experiencia de aprendizaje consistente y de alta calidad y la mejor experiencia social en las circunstancias actuales. Al mismo tiempo, proporcionaremos la mejor manera posible para garantizar la salud y la seguridad de los estudiantes y adultos en nuestras escuelas. Proporcionaremos más información, en los próximos días y semanas. Mientras tanto, sepa que estamos haciendo todo lo posible para educar a los estudiantes bajo nuestro cuidado y apoyar a nuestros hijos y familias en los próximos meses.

Atentamente,

Kevin Myers, Ph.D.                  Anthony Kroll, EdD

Superintendente                    Director

Distritos 75/120                        Mundelein High School

 


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