“While it [remote learning] will never be a perfect model, we are extremely grateful for everyone’s efforts to make the best of the current circumstances,” Superintendent Rachel Kinder said. “While we are working to improve remote learning every single day, we are also planning for an eventual return to in-person learning when conditions allow.”
She also said that since Bolingbrook and Romeoville are showing sings of decreased positivity and levels of community transmission, the district can now start looking forward to welcome students back in person. To assist with that, parents are required to take the Learning Selection Survey(s) for K-12 and STEP students in their household by Thursday.
“As a parent, I know you may feel that your decision would be better informed if you have a complete plan available; however, from the district standpoint, we cannot finalize decisions and detailed preparations until we have an indication of the number of students opting for each learning model — hybrid or remote,” Kinder said in a letter to the community.
Once the data has been collected, teams will solidify hybrid and remote plans and share a road map with the projected timeline. Communication to families will occur by Oct.13 for planned transitions beginning Oct. 26 for some groups of learners and some grade levels.
Families with children in designated special programs(Early Childhood, Multi-Needs, STLR, Elementary Cross-Categorical) will receive separate communication regarding planned transitions.
“Finally, please remember that changing health conditions and official guidance will always be variables that may impact our timeline and implementation of transitions,” Kinder said. “With that said, our sights will remain set on safety for staff and students and doing everything we can to serve our children and families.”
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