Models & Schedules

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What model(s) will be used for reopening schools?

Remote Model
Schools will reopen 100 percent remote on August 12 through October 9 (tentatively). Students attend school remotely from home five days a week following a schedule that adheres to ISBE’s requirement of 5 clock hours. The Monday schedule is compacted to accommodate teachers’ Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings; prior to school closures, these meetings took place on Tuesday:

  • Blackhawk Middle School: Mondays – 1:25-2:55 p.m.
  • Tioga and W.A. Johnson Schools: Mondays – 2-3:30 p.m.

Blackhawk Middle School 100 percent Remote Schedule August 12-October 9 (tentatively)

  • 7:50-8 a.m. Arrival:  Students log onto the online platform to begin the school day.
  • 2:55 p.m. Dismissal:  End of school day, although students may continue working on assignments just as when school was in session.

Johnson & Tioga Schools (Grades Pre-K-5):  100 percent Remote August 12-October 9 (tentatively)

  • 8:50-9 a.m. Arrival: Students log on to online platform to begin their day.
  • 3:30 p.m. Dismissal:  End of school day, although students may continue working on assignments just as when school was in session.

Hybrid Model
Based on health data, schools will tentatively transition to the Hybrid Model starting on October 13. The Hybrid Model is defined as students attending school in-person two days per week on a rotation (i.e., Cohort A: Tuesdays/Wednesdays or Cohort B: Thursdays/Fridays). The reason for having approximately half of grade-level students reporting in person two days per week is to comply with health department social distancing requirements.

While students attend school in-person for two days per week, all students receive five days of continuous instruction. For example,

  • Cohort A in-person students attend school for instruction on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.  Cohort A 100 percent remote students and all Cohort B students log in to participate with peers in the same lessons.
  • Cohort B in-person students attend school for instruction on Thursdays/Fridays; Cohort B 100 percent remote students and all Cohort A students log in to participate with peers in the same lessons.

Blackhawk Middle School Hybrid Schedule Begins October 13 (tentatively)

  • Students arrive by: 7:50 a.m.
  • Classes Begin:  7:50 a.m.
  • Dismissal: 11:15 a.m., with take-home lunch*

*Students and teachers resume synchronous and asynchronous instruction remotely from 12:15-2:55 p.m.

Johnson and Tioga K-5 Hybrid Schedule Begins October 13 (tentatively)

  • Students arrive by: 8:50 a.m.
  • Classes Begin: 8:50 a.m.
  • Dismissal: 12 p.m., with take-home lunch*

*Students and teachers resume synchronous and asynchronous instruction remotely from 1:10-3:30 p.m. 

Specific student schedules are communicated to parents by teachers and posted on teachers’ Google sites; for Blackhawk, schedules are provided in students’ advisory classes.

Except for holidays, all students receive instruction 100 percent remotely from home on Mondays; it is a compacted schedule to accommodate teachers’ Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings; prior to school closures, these meetings took place on Tuesdays.

  • Blackhawk Middle School: Mondays – 1:25-2:55 p.m.
  •  Tioga and W.A. Johnson Schools: Mondays – 2-3:30 p.m.

Pre-K Program:

Because Pre-Kindergarten student numbers by section are already aligned to social distancing guidelines, there are no cohorts; all Pre-K students will attend 4 days per week with a modified morning/afternoon schedule.  Transportation will not be provided:

  • Morning Sessions: 8:30-10:30 a.m. (parent drop-off at 8:25m.)
  • Afternoon Sessions: 12:30-2:30 m. (parent drop-off at 12:25 p.m.)
  • 10:45-11:55m. : Staff Lunch and Plan
  • 11:55m.-12:15 p.m. and 2:45-3 p.m.:
    • Parent Communication
    • Virtual Home Visits
    • Synchronous individual instruction determined by teacher analysis of students’ needs. Pre-k team develops this synchronous schedule for distribution to parents and principals. Typically, these small instructional groups change every 2-3 weeks; however, in collaboration with principals, they may change more or less frequently based on student formative assessment data.
  • Except for holidays, all students receive instruction 100 percent remotely from home on Mondays; it is a compacted schedule to accommodate teachers’ Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings; prior to school closures, these meetings took place on Tuesdays. The Pre-K schedules and activities are communicated to parents through SeeSaw.
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