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Dr. Spells, Superintendent - E-Learning Information for Parents

Dr. Kenneth Spells - E-Learning Information for Parents

March 13, 2020

Dear Hazel Crest School District 1521/2 Parents and Guardians,

For the 2019-20 school year, the Illinois General Assembly passed a law that provides flexibility on how to approach teaching and learning during emergency days and "snow days." As a result, District 152% is planning to introduce e-Learning days this year. This innovative approach to learning ensures that instruction does not stop during inclement weather, and e-Learning days will apply to all students in grades PreK-8.

In the past, if a snow day / emergency day was called by the District, that "instructional day" was added to the end of the school year. This often resulted in a lost day of student instruction. This process of adding a day at the end of the year cannot address the concepts and skills learned in an earlier term. This also extended the school year, which caused scheduling conflicts for parents and our summer programs.

Parents will not be expected to assume the role of teacher during e-Learning days. Our plan will ensure that teachers and support staff will be available to assist students with their assignments during the hours of a school day (9am - 2pm), via school email. The assignments for e-Learning are designed to be engaging and meaningful and will allow students to learn while at home.

Students will be required to log and submit evidence of their learning experiences, found on the district website under E-Learning. Students in PreK (full-day only) through grade 8 will need to be engaged for 5 clock hours. If students are unable to participate during the e-Learning day, accommodations will be made to assist them in making up the missed work.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Linda McClinton at [email protected].


Dr. Kenneth Spells Superintendent