GOAL Teaching & Learning Environment
District 34 will move to Adapted In Person on Wednesday, April 7. Students in GOAL will remain in a fully remote environment through the end of the trimester. All health and safety protocols will continue to be in place as students and staff return to school.
What is GOAL?
Glenview Online Academy for Learning
GOAL has been created to provide a consistent remote learning model as another option for families. Students in GOAL will remain in a remote environment through the end of the trimester. GOAL is designed to support all EC-8 students, and will follow the same EC-8 curriculum maps and instructional opportunities as hybrid learning to ensure seamless transitions (as needed) at the trimester break. GOAL staff will collaborate with Hybrid staff weekly to ensure consistency in programming, providing an opportunity for either group to adjust when necessary.
GOAL Students will be able to meet in-person (if a parent chooses and appropriate) and access materials in the same ways as Remote+.
GOAL School Hours
Early Childhood & Kindergarten
|8:30am - 11:00am||
12:30pm - 3:00pm
8:30am - 3:00pm
|Grades 6-8||Follow the hybrid daily schedule|
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.
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 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
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).
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.