Navigating through remote learning

  • Navigating through remote learning

    How will Morton 201 schools re-open in the Fall 2020?

    J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 has developed a Return to School plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year. In doing so, the District will be able to follow guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The plan begins with full remote learning with a goal to progress to hybrid and full in-person instruction ONLY when health and safety guidance allows.

    Here are some important information that parents and student need to know :

    • Classes will begin Wednesday, August 19th. During the first three days, August 19th through 21st, orientation days are intended for students to meet their teachers, ensure their laptops are functioning properly, and to learn how to access remote learning for each of their classes. Over the three days of orientation, a student will attend one half day with no more than 17% of students scheduled to be in the buildings for each half day session and approximately 5-6 students, at most, in each class. Details will be provided by the schools in the next week. All IDPH guidelines will be strictly enforced.
    • School facilities will be open daily on a limited basis, including libraries, auditoriums, and other large spaces for access to Internet connectivity or a supervised, safe and quiet place for students to engage in their coursework. These spaces will not be available for “hanging out,” they will only be used with assigned seating for quiet study and only if social distancing, face covering and other health and safety rules are strictly followed.
    • Meals will continue to be grab and go with time allotted in the middle of the school day for students to pick up breakfasts and lunches. Meal pickup locations will be expanded to improve convenience and save our students time. Regular meal pricing must resume at the start of the school year, so please make sure you complete your free or reduced-price meals applications.
    • The student school day will run approximately from 8:45 a.m. until 3:10 p.m. every day, and all classes will meet daily at their scheduled times.

    Visit our 2020-2021 Return to School Plan for more information and resources on remote learning.

Remote Learning Schedule