Hybrid and GOAL Teaching & Learning Environments

Hybrid in-person learning begins Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

District 34 will open its doors to hybrid in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19. 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. 

Trimester 3 begins March 8

Changes to your child's school environment (Hybrid or GOAL) for the third trimester can be made in PowerSchool from February 1 through February 12. Changes will be in effect for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

Self Assessment Returns on January 19

Remember to complete the Health Self-Assessment for your child daily. You will not be able to access the self-assessment form from the Powerschool App, but you can access it from the PowerSchool website on your phone's web browser. Here's how to bookmark the page (on an iPhone) and add it on your home screen:

  1. Open Powerschool for Parents in your phone's web browser
  2. Click the "arrow up" button at the bottom of the screen
  3. Select "add to home page"

Hybrid 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: One-hour late start; students are remote

Grade Levels

Student Hours
(morning)

Student Hours
(afternoon)

Early Childhood 8:45am - 11:15am 12:55pm - 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 

Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday
(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 Follow the hybrid daily schedule

 

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. 

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 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.

Tech Support

If you or your child needs tech support, please contact your school's Innovative Instruction Specialist: 

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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