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Superintendent Message On School Closings

April 1, 2020

Dear Parents and Community Members:

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30th in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but our schools' commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through a different format.

Remote Learning is off to a wonderful start. Students are engaged in a variety of tasks with both familiar programs as well as new learning sources. Our staff is regularly researching and adopting new resources for our students to use with the e-Learning platform. There are plans for additional fun and engaging learning experiences such as teacher recorded read-alouds and novel studies. Teachers are learning how to do new things to best serve our students! Mrs. Davis is starting a book club with text selections appropriate for each grade level. Students will be able to follow with the text in hand -- if they can purchase it through Amazon, or digitally through the public library. The reading entries will be recorded so students will be able to listen to the readings.

To assist in our remote learning process, students were provided digital devices to take home. These devices are on loan to our students through their home school. They will be returned upon the reopening of the buildings. Students in the primary grades received iPads; intermediate and upper grade students received chromebooks. The remote learning is taking place on a Google Classroom platform.

Parents and guardians, we are here to help students in the same manner as if they were in our classrooms. As a reminder, please make sure your students are logged on for their daily remote learning from 9AM - 2PM. Our teachers are online and providing instructions through videos and interactive learning opportunities. Students are able to participate in their learning and ask questions for clarity.

Everyone has been wonderful in their support! Please continue to work with us in partnership to deliver the best continued learning experience possible for students! 

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at Hazel Crest School District 152%, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program.

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together.

As a recap, here are the three priorities for our leadership and planning moving forward:

Priority 1 -      Feed and care for the extended safety, health, and welfare
                       of students, families, non- student children, staff,
                      and community at large. 
Priority 2 -       Communicate clearly; share coherent, organized and
                      controlled messages with your staff, students and
Priority 3 -       Provide for the continuity of learning in Illinois.

It's important we continue to work together and support our students. Thanks  




Dr. Kenneth Spells Superintendent         

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March, 2020

Parents/Guardians of Hazel Crest School District 152 1/2,

Thank you for your on-going partnership in ensuring students are able to continue their academics viadistance learning during the coronavirus COVID-19 health concern. The district has provided digitalaccess for all students in Pre-Kindergarten to 8th Grade. Information can be found under the e-Learninglink on both the district and school web pages. Each weekday your student should log into their school’se-Learning site. The instructional hours for e-Learning are 9AM - 2PM. Attendance is taken daily and assignments are provided in accordance to grade level and content specialty. Both the building administrators and teachers can be contacted via email for questions or clarity regarding the provided tasks.

Below are some additional instructional resources that can also be used with your student.

  • Back to (Virtual) School: 5 Things Parents Can Do to Support Students in Virtual Courses

            Virtual School Courses

  • Family School Closure Resources - From SCISC-4 (Grades K12) 

            Grades K12 Resources

  • Edmentum Worksheet Bundles - These bundles include tasks in the content area of math,language arts, science, reading    and literacy. Answer keys are provided. ( Grades K-8)

           Worksheet Bundles

  • PBS Kids for Parents - Games, activities for students ages 2 - 8 ( Grades Pre-K to 3rd)

            PBS Resources

  • Scholastic Learn At Home - Magazines, activities, Social-Emotional Learning and more! (Grades K-6)

            Scholastic Resources      

If you are in need of internet services during this statewide school closure, there are some companieswho are offering services for free based on income qualifications. Services are for 60 days. Contact thecompanies below for more information.

  • Specturn - 844-488-8395
  • Comcast (Internet Essentials) - 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376)

Please email the Department of Teaching and Learning with any questions you may have.  We can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]


Educationally yours,


Director of Teaching and Learning


Administrative Assistant to the Director of Teaching and Learning

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