Teaching & Learning Environments

District 34 started the school year in a Remote+ environment. Beginning September 29, 2020, schools will move into the in-person Hybrid environment. Students in GOAL will remain in a fully remote environment through the end of the first trimester (November 20).

All students will be required to wear face masks when traveling on a school bus and while in the school building. Students and staff are welcome to wear a mask they already own as long as it follows our health & safety protocols. Neck gaiters, face shields without masks and masks with valves are not acceptable face coverings. 

School Hours & Schedules

School hours during hybrid learning offers consistency, as well as time for staff professional development and collaboration. For all grades, Hybrid maximizes synchronous learning. 

Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday
(
Wednesday - All students will be remote)

Grades 1-5: Four Half Days  

This Hybrid schedule is changed from the original full-day plan for grades 1-5 to prioritize consistent in-person time. Students will not eat lunch at school, and the two-hour window between sessions will allow custodial staff time to clean. 

  • In-person instruction will focus on SEL, math and reading/English Language Arts.
  • The “opposite” time when remote on half days will include synchronous fine arts and asynchronous social studies and science.
  • Students with IEPs and who qualify for EL services will attend based on their need for specialized instruction. 

 

Grade Levels

Student Hours
(in-person learning)

Student Hours
(remote learning)

Primary Grades: 1-2
(Previously scheduled for Monday/Thursday)

8:45am - 11:15am

1:10pm - 3:40pm
Primary Grades: 1-2
(Previously scheduled for Tuesday/Friday)

1:10pm - 3:40pm

8:45am - 11:15am
Intermediate Grades: 3-5
(Previously scheduled for Monday/Thursday)
7:45am - 10:15am 12:10pm - 2:40pm
Intermediate Grades: 3-5
(Previously scheduled for Tuesday/Friday)
12:10pm - 2:40pm 7:45am - 10:15am

Middle School In-Person: Two Full Days

Middle school students will have two full days of in-person learning on either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday, as originally scheduled. You can check PowerSchool to see your child’s assignment as Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday.

Instruction to students at home and in-person will come from the classroom teacher who will have the technology and training to teach in-person and remote students simultaneously. In-person teachers will stream out of the classroom to remote students. Teachers whose circumstances require that they be remote will stream into the classroom and to remote students; a certified substitute or certified associate will support students in the classroom (in effect, students in these classes will have instruction and support from two teachers).

Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday
(
Wednesday - All students will be remote)

Grade Levels

Student Hours

Early Childhood (AM)

8:35am - 11:15am

Early Childhood (PM)

12:45pm - 3:25pm

Kindergarten (AM) 8:45am - 11:15am
Kindergarten (PM) 1:10pm - 3:40pm

Middle School Grades: 6-8

8:15am - 3:10pm

At all levels, Wednesdays will be fully remote (with a few exceptions for special education and EL/Bilingual students) and will include the planned one-hour late start for staff professional development and collaboration.  

Attendance

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 when attending remotely during Hybrid, 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. 

Tech Support

If you or your child needs tech support, please use the following resources: 

Zoom Guidelines

Zoom will be used in our GOAL and Hybrid learning environments for virtual class meetings, and for real-time instruction in large and small groups, 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 (bengle@glenview34.org) 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.

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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