Dear Bloom Township High School District 206 Parents, Guardians and Students,
We hope that all of our families are doing well during these challenging times. As we transition from Act of God Days to Remote Learning Days, Governor Pritzker announced that schools will engage in remote learning through April 30th. Our district has put a Remote Learning Day Plan in place to guide learning during this time. In order to provide more student and staff flexibility, to maximize learning, we have established some new procedures.
All teachers will post the lessons for the week on Monday. Students will access their remote learning assignments for the week through Google Classroom. The students will have until Friday at 11:59pm to submit all assignments to their teachers. It is an expectation that students fully engage in the work provided by their teacher and produce high quality work. We thank you for supporting and encouraging these efforts. The virtual office hours for staff are 8:30am – 1:00pm Monday through Thursday. Fridays will be used by staff to plan, engage in department and faculty meetings, participate in professional development or provide PPS/social work groups for students, which is particularly important during these unprecedented times. Fridays should be used by students to complete any work not yet submitted to their teacher.
If a teacher chooses to use live instruction/Google Hangouts as part of their instructional method, a schedule was created to prevent instructional overlap. As an example, if a student has Algebra II period one and the teacher chooses to utilize Google Hangouts, the live instruction will occur sometime between 8:30am and 10:00am on either Monday or Wednesday per the schedule in the attached Remote Learning Day Plan.
We are in the process of generating more instructional packets for students who do not have access to an electronic device or Wi-Fi. They will be disseminated Monday April 13th. More information regarding the dissemination is to come.
During Remote Learning Days, students will receive a grade of A, B, C, D or incomplete. Incomplete grades are issued for missing assignments or if the student receives less than a 60% on the work submitted. If the student receives an incomplete for an assignment or for the course, it is an expectation that they work towards completing work at a satisfactory level in order to receive a grade.
If a student has completed work through instructional packets, there are a few ways to get the information back to the teacher.
Final exams will not be administered semester two.
Students will receive a daily attendance verification form emailed to them by 7:30am. They are expected to complete and submit the form by 1:00pm. Please be mindful that this Friday is not a student attendance day due to Good Friday.
We look forward to the continued collaboration with all of our families. Know that we are here to support you.District 206 Remote Learning Day Plan