Adaptive Pause

On Monday, November 30, 2020, District 34 moves into a remote learning environment for an Adaptive Pause, with an expected return to Hybrid in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Why Adaptive Pause?

District, local and regional metrics, as well as guidance from the Cook County Department of Public Health dictate the need to move to remote learning.

Timeline: D34 Transition to Adaptive Pause

No School for Students Thanksgiving Week: Students will not be in attendance on November 23, 24 and 25; there will not be asynchronous activities or instruction. Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 will be Remote Learning Planning Days for teachers to prepare for a smooth transition to both remote learning and trimester 2. November 25 is a previously scheduled institute day.

Friday, November 20

Last day of in-person teaching and learning
Monday, November 23   NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE (no lessons/no asynchronous instruction),
Teacher Remote Learning Planning Day  
Tuesday, November 24 NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE (no lessons/no asynchronous instruction),
Teacher Remote Learning Planning Day
  Wednesday, November 25   NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE (no lessons/no asynchronous instruction),
Teacher Institute Day
Thursday, November 26 NO SCHOOL, DISTRICT CLOSED
Monday, November 30 Remote learning: first day of trimester 2

Adaptive Pause Hours & Schedules

School hours during the adaptive pause will be as follows: 

  • GOAL EC-5 classrooms: Will continue on their normal schedule 

  • EC and Kindergarten: Will be in session remotely every day, maintaining their am/pm placement and Wednesday remote schedule (there may be changes in fine arts and PE schedules)

  • Grades 1-5: Will follow the Hybrid schedule remotely, maintaining their current am/pm placement and Wednesday remote schedule

  • Grades 6-8: Will continue to follow the current middle school schedule remotely

Wednesday - follow previous set remote schedule

(Wednesdays follow a one-hour late start)

Grade Levels

Student Hours

Student Hours

Early Childhood 8:35am - 11:15am 12:45pm - 3:25pm

Grades K-2

8:45am - 11:15am

1:10pm - 3:40pm
Grades 3-5 7:45am - 10:15am 12:10pm - 2:40pm
Grades 6-8 8:15am - 3:10pm


GOAL School Hours 

(Wednesdays follow a one-hour late start)

Grade Levels

Student Hours

Early Childhood & Kindergarten

8:30am - 11:00am

12:30pm - 3:00pm

Grades 1-5

8:30am - 3:00pm

Grades 6-8 8:15am - 3:10pm

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Frequently Asked Questions


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 adaptive pause, 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

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 ( 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.

Continuous Evaluation

District 34 is working in many ways to adopt policies and procedures, establish systems, and provide resources to protect the health and safety of students, staff and families.

We do not take the risks of COVID-19 lightly, and have committed time and resources to protecting students and staff. Our health and safety protocols -- and our commitment to continually evaluating them -- are strong. We ask that you continue those important health and safety conversations with your child about the Big Three:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash hands
  • Keep 6 feet away from others

It is up to every member of the District 34 community to take personal responsibility for protecting ourselves and others, and for finding ways to do better. We follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), as well as the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). 

Our Commitment

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.

Community Resources

Glenview / Northbrook Coronavirus Response
State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response


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