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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 “e‐learning 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. Kirby School District’s eLearning Plan will be verified by the regional office of education or intermediate service center for the school district prior to implementation.

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:

  • 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 a morning message and daily assignments by 8:30 a.m. and be available to assist students/parents during their office hours of 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • During that time frame, teachers may be checking in with students and/or be providing feedback on activities that have been assigned.
  • 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.

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

Teachers and staff who will be involved in eLearning Days will be surveyed to ensure they have access to any and all hardware and software required for the program.

The eLearning program plan and expectations and responsibilities of students, families, and staff will be communicated at least 30 days prior to utilizing eLearning Days.  

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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