- Community High School District 94
- Enhanced e-Learning 2020
- 403(b) Information
- Absence Reporting Guidelines
- Benefit Information
- Certified Staff Evaluation Plan
- Crisis Plan
- Dashboard Graphs
- Enhanced e-Learning 2020
- Educational Foundation Grant Application
- Insurance Committee
- Professional Development Resources
- Skyward Employee Access
- Technology Resources
- Wellness Resources
- A Professional development website has been developed to support best practices in remote learning. The website can be found here.
- Unit 1: Frameworks & Standards to Guide Blended & Remote Learning
- Unit 2: Instructional Design & Assessment in a Remote Environment
- Unit 3: Google Classroom Best Practices
- Unit 4: Apps for Remote Learning.
For individual support with Google Sites and Google Classroom please contact Carol Naughton in the LRC. For support with and assistance with Apps for remote learning please contact Dave Clarke.
- During the school year, professional development will focus on one theme per week, enabling the sharing of best practices across the school. The first three weeks will focus on:
- Google Classroom
- Google Sites
Further themes will be developed by survey and observed need.
To support students with technology two resources have been developed,
- A set of short instructional videos to encourage student best practice that can be found here
- A set of student instructions that can be referred to in Google Classroom that can be found here
Starting on Tuesday 9/15, with the Google Classroom, teachers will post a short video which will give a set of short instructions for students each period of the day. Over the next three days, the videos will cover
- 9/16- Google Drive
- 9/17- Gmail
- 9/18- Chrome/Chromebook.
Each post should be placed in a technology topic in Google Classroom, please ensure they are posted as an assignment with the due date of the day they are posted. Students should click the mark as done when they have watched the video. A short instructional video on how to post can be viewed here. This should not be a graded assignment
A set of students’ instructions has been produced for the most commonly used student apps. When assigning an assignment in an app that students have not used in your class a link to the instructional website should be placed in the assignment.
Zoom and Google Meet
Zoom and Google Meet are both video conferencing applications and websites. At the moment Zoom is the more robust and easy to use of the two enabling breakout rooms, screen sharing, whiteboard, and other tools. Google Meet is scheduled to release additional functionality in October but it is unknown how this will work. Teachers are encouraged to use either platform for instruction based on their preference and the design of the lesson. It should be noted that Zoom has more functionality for larger group meetings and Google Meet may be more appropriate for small group or one on one meetings.
Additional Hardware for Remote Learning
In some cases, it may be possible to provide additional hardware in the teacher’s room, for example, a second monitor. If you would like additional hardware please submit a tech ticket.
A learning material distribution day is planned for the start of the school year, we are also committed to distributing materials to students when the need arises. Please work with your division head if you would like materials distributed to students.
All class attendance defaults to “present”. Teachers will go into Powerschool and enter absences and tardies only if a student misses a mandatory class meeting. This includes full class meetings required for all students or small group/individual session a student may be assigned by a teacher. If a student misses a session they were told to attend then an absence should be recorded in Power school and an automated call will be sent home.
Tardies can be recorded by teachers but that code is only for the purposes of teacher records. No automated call is sent home for tardies.
Beth Schuck explains in this video:
COVID-19 and Safety Procedures
Employee Symptom Screening Procedures
Employees will complete a Google Form each day prior to starting work certifying they are symptom free.
Employee Absence Procedures
Employees will continue to enter absences in Frontline.
All absences due to Illness must include the phrase "Not Covid Related" or "Covid Related"
If the absence is "Covid Related," the employee must also contact the Director of Human Resources via email email@example.com or phone 630-876-6216 as soon as the absence is entered.
The Director of Human Resources will contact the employee by phone to discuss the situation. Next steps will be defined which will include a timeline for returning to work and any necessary communication to others. As needed, the Dupage County Health Department will be contacted.
If the absence qualifies for leave under the FFCRA, the absence reason in Frontline will be adjusted by Human Resources.
If the absence is "Covid Related," the employee should make a list of all individuals (students and staff) who may have been exposed (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more in the past two days prior to onset of symptoms) and provide that to the Director of Human Resources. Notification protocol will be implemented and those individuals who were exposed will be required to quarantine.
If an employee experiences Covid symptoms during the day, he/she should contact his/her supervisor immediately. The employee will be sent home and disinfecting protocol will be implemented.
Anyone entering West Chicago High School will be required to wear a mask at all times. Exceptions will only be made based on documented medical necessity. All staff will be issued cloth masks, and disposable masks will be available for anyone who may need it.