District 127.5 Coronavirus Questions & Answers

 

Below you will find a wide variety of questions that have either been asked by community members or created by the District to keep families informed, as well as a button at the top of this page to submit your own question to the District.

 

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What specific measures will the District and each school within D127.5 take in order to ensure the safety of students, teachers, staff, and visitors upon the re-opening of the schools tentatively March 31? As these are such unprecedented times, what precautions will be put into place regarding school cleaning and sanitizing now, and how often will they take place? 

 

Our building and grounds department has developed a plan to move systemically room by room and school by school to ensure that each student and staff area is safe, clean, and sanitized. We are closing all of our buildings at the end of the day today to ensure this cleanliness once we are ready to return to school. We anticipate that the Center for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health will provide guidance regarding the implementation of various procedures to ensure the safety of everyone entering our buildings.

 

What is E-Learning?

During E-learning days, district-wide students receive instruction electronically while they are not physically present in school.

What time do the students need to sign on for eLearning by and when do they need to complete their work by?

The “Act of God” Days are intended to provide students with a great deal of flexibility. There are no specific times to log in, and no specific times to complete assignments. Teachers, however, will be responding to email between 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

During a news conference, CPS stated that their E-learning assignments won’t be graded and is considered enrichment work. Will our assignments be graded? If not, could that change if school closings are extended?

During this school closure, the goals of our e-learning program will be to:

  • Establish continuity of education for students at all grade levels during the duration of this closure. 
  • Create online curricular options that provide flexibility into the kind of learning and time dedicated to learning each day. 
  • Establish a mechanism for instruction staff to interact with students and their families electronically.
  • By definition, completion of student work is optional and not graded on “Act of God” days. If the state redefines these closure days as something other than “Act of God” days, then the expectations for these online assignments may be modified.

 

What days of school have been canceled so far?

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that all Illinois schools will be closed through Tuesday, April 7. District's 127.5's closure began on Monday, March 16, and will extend at least as long as April 7.

Will any meals be made available to students?

The D127.5 Food Service Department will offer a grab-and-go boxed breakfast and lunch, free of charge on all ‘Act of God Days’, to anyone 18 and younger.  This program will start back up after Spring Break on Monday, March 30. Pickup will be available from 8-9 a.m. at the front entrances of Ridge Central and Ridge Lawn School

When will students return to school?

As of now, please plan on having students return to school on Wednesday, April 8. The District will continue to follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Health, and the Illinois State Board of Education when deciding the proper time to re-open schools.