Adapted In Person
District 34 will move to Adapted In Person on Wednesday, April 7.
What is Adapted In Person?
An environment in which a majority of students attend school in person daily with recommended safety measures. Online options are available for those who need them.
|March 5||Open selection for parents to choose In Person or GOAL (remote) in PowerSchool.|
|March 11 (Noon)||Selection window closes; buildings begin placement/scheduling adjustments|
|April 2||No school (previously designated non-attendance day on approved calendar|
|April 5-6||Staff Planning Days: No Student Attendance - No Asynchronous Learning|
|April 5 (Tentative Date)||Parent program: Cultivating Resilience During COVID with Doug Bolton, PhD|
|April 7 (Late Start)||First Day of Adapted In Person, kickoff of District-wide “SELebration”|
|April 7, 8, 9||SELebration continues with transition activities, adapting to new routines and demands, building classroom community|
The District will be using planning days on April 5-6. Five planning days were provided to every school district in the state by the Illinois State Board of Education to prepare for changes in schedules and environments during the pandemic. Those days do not have to be made up at the end of the year.
The transition to trimester 3 will happen as scheduled on Monday, March 8 (so, your T3 selection will take effect on that day). Then, your selection of In Person or GOAL for Adapted In Person will take effect on April 7.
March 5-11: Selection In PowerSchool
Starting on Friday, March 5, PowerSchool will open for every parent to select either "In Person" or "GOAL." That selection will take effect starting on April 7, and will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. If you do not make a selection, current Hybrid students will move to Adapted In Person; GOAL students will remain in their GOAL classroom/remote environment.
Regardless of your selection for Trimester 3, you can choose either In Person or GOAL for the remainder of the school year during this selection period.
School Hours for Adapted In Person
GOAL school hours will not change in Adapted In Person.
GOAL School Hours
Early Childhood & Kindergarten
|8:30am - 11:00am||
12:30pm - 3:00pm
8:30am - 3:00pm
|Grades 6-8||8:15am - 3:10pm|
Illinois state law requires that the taking of attendance (including entering absences and tardies as well as contacting parents of students who have not been reported as absent). During GOAL and Adapted In Person, all classroom/homeroom teachers will take attendance everyday.
Parents should call their school attendance line if their child will not be participating in class for the day.
Zoom Guidelines for GOAL
Zoom will be used in our GOAL and Adaptive Pause environments for virtual class meetings and for one-on-one conversations between teachers and students. If parents or guardians do not wish for their child to have one-on-one Zoom sessions, they can opt out by sending an email to their child’s teacher(s), building principal and Executive Director of Technology Brian Engle (email@example.com) with the subject “Zoom One-on-One Opt Out.”
Parents, guardians and other adults who help students connect to their classrooms and facilitate remote learning are serving a specific and valuable role in helping educate our students. We value the partnership required in this environment. In order to protect privacy and allow teachers and students to create safe, trusting and productive classroom communities, adults should not be visible on screen during real-time Zoom sessions unless a student requires adult assistance due to an already documented disability.
If you or your child needs tech support, please contact your school's Innovative Instruction Specialist:
- Instructional Technology Supports (apps, websites, other digital resources):
- iPads: Jason Hidy
- PowerSchool: Nick Peronti
As we work to reach our "new normal," District 34 is committed to:
- Safety & Health: The safety and health of students, staff and families is the top priority.
- Flexibility: We have developed plans that allow us to adapt to inevitable changes.
- Equity: We will provide equitable access for all students and families.
- Connections: D34 will keep open the lines of two-way communication, and communicate consistently, clearly and with compassion.