COVID-19 Learning Models and Resources
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 school year has had many challenges, including several learning stages that are moving us towards bringing all students back to school in the fall of 2021 should the pandemic allow.
Stage 1 is an Expanded Remote E-Learning models which ran from November 2 through January 26, the end of first semester. In this stage, remote e-learning continues. However, each department will work to strategically bring in students to enrich learning experiences and activities by course and/or by class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior). The goal is to create manageable person-to-person contact opportunities in smaller student group settings across all areas in a sustainable structure. Doing this will also provide the opportunity to test procedures, protocols, and routines prior to the start of the in-person model.
Stage 2 is an in-person model that begins February 2, 2021 if circumstances are conducive for an in-person return, consisting of 1/3 of the students coming to the building on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and participating in synchronous remote e-learning on Mondays and Fridays.
As West Chicago High School continues to plan for Stage 2, we are offering all families the option of attending in-person learning once a week or remaining in full remote learning for the duration of 2nd semester. In order to plan and prepare for a return to in person learning it is critical that District 94 know which students will report to school on their alphabetically assigned day for in person instruction and which students will remain home and only participate remotely. The links below will provide detailed information and answers to your questions about what in-person learning will look like and what will be expected of students who remain on remote learning. Students who choose to remain in a remote learning model on this survey will NOT have the option to return to in person learning until the beginning of the 4th quarter.
NEW! Stage 3 is an expansion of our in person learning model to ALL of the student body attending school every day (Mon-Fri) from 9:40am-3pm beginning on April 6th.
Remote Learning: While all students are expected to return to school, remote learning will remain as an option under specific parameters. Based upon IDPH’s new guidance, remote learning is for students “who are at increased risk of severe illness, who have special health care needs, or who live with people at increased risk”. If these exceptions apply to your student please contact our attendance office at (630) 876-6336 by 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 19th so that we can make the proper documentation for your student. Remote students will be attending school online from 9:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday as teachers will be teaching both in-person and remote students simultaneously.
Click the photos below for more information on the learning models.