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Kirby School District 140 eLearning Plan 

Following the guidelines established by the Illinois State Board of Education, District 140 administrators, and teachers have worked collaboratively to create an eLearning program to be utilized in lieu of emergency days. 

Plan Overview

According to Section 10‐20.56 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/10‐20.56], school districts may, by adopted resolution, utilize eLearning Days in lieu of emergency days. The number of eLearning days may not exceed the number of emergency days in the approved school calendar (5 days). During eLearning Days, Kirby School District’s goal will be to provide at least five (5) clock-hours of instruction or schoolwork, as required under Section 10‐19.05, that will meet all students’ needs. 

In lieu of emergency days, KSD140 will provide eLearning Days that will call for flexibility for our administrators, staff members, students, and families in terms of eLearning.  
As such:

  • eLearning Days consist of four hours of synchronous learning and one hour of asynchronous learning. All students in grades K-8 will attend synchronous learning, via their district-provided iPads, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Students will complete their asynchronous learning for one hour anytime after 12 pm. Teachers will deliver asynchronous activities using Google Classroom or Seesaw. PreK and EC families will be contacted via email by their classroom teachers.
  • New content that will be at least five (5) clock-hours of instruction or schoolwork will be delivered daily during our eLearning days. 
  • Using Seesaw and Google Classroom platforms, teachers will post Zoom links and assignments by 8:00 a.m. 
  • We will remain flexible in terms of assessing learning.
  • The use of applications and emails will be our primary connection with students. Prerecorded video lessons and/or live video conferencing may be used by some teachers.
  • If you need help logging into or using ZOOM, please click Setting Up for Success - Troubleshooting ZOOM for step-by-step instructions and how-to videos.

Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP), Section 504 Plans, and English Learners will have reasonable accommodations and/or modifications applied to their eLearning experience.

While eLearning days were employed during the Spring of 2020, we recognize that this plan and instructional delivery will continually need to be analyzed and adjusted along the way to make improvements.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions/Topics for more information.

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