Restore BPS101

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Plan Updates

October 26, 2020

We started every day learning for kindergarteners on Monday, October 26th. Principals are doing frequent walkthroughs of the classrooms and frequent check-ins with the teachers to evaluate this new mode. Our next identified group for everyday learning is our first graders. We have begun the planning process to bring them back everyday starting sometime in November, but we are pausing those plans temporarily. If our Region doesn’t take a turn for the better, there may be new regulations that could impact schools. We want to avoid too many transitions for these students so we are pausing the plans for now. We are continuing to phase students back into RMS as was communicated earlier in the month. All in-person students, except kindergarten and specially identified groups, are still following the crimson/gold hybrid schedule.

September 24, 2020

At the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd, the administration provided a Restore BPS101 update which included feedback from students, parents and staff as well as information about the upcoming Mode change at RMS and BHS. Here is the recorded section of the meeting where they presented.

In addition to the Board update, a message was shared today about:

  • Student Registration Fees
  • Free Lunch for Pre-K through 8 Students
  • Student Absence Notifications
  • RMS and BHS Hybrid Mode updates

Click here for the entire message.

 

Previous updates to the Restore BPS101 plan >>

COVID-19 Case Monitoring

Each day, we work closely with the Kane County Health Department to monitor the local spread of COVID-19 and its impacts on our schools. We also keep a close eye on the IDPH Dashboard and the KCHD Dashboard.

Number of active cases: Confirmed cases that have been reported in the last 14 days
Student cases: Confirmed cases in students who are attending in-person or remotely or participating in school sponsored activities
Staff member cases: Confirmed cases in staff members who are working in schools
Cumulative cases: Total number of cases, including active cases

Elementary

Elementary On-site Learners:

Elementary students who chose on-site learning started the year in hybrid mode, alternating between learning at home and at school.  Students were divided into two groups (crimson and gold) alternating between at-home and on-site every other day. The group who is not on-site engage in a day of at-home learning with educational activities assigned by their classroom teacher. Crimson and gold designations were determined by last name: A-L labeled as crimson and (M-Z) labeled gold. If adjustments were needed to balance crimson and gold students, this was determined on a case-by-case basis at the building level.

While our goal is for all elementary students to attend every day, the hybrid mode will continue for the foreseeable future. Click here for the on-site hybrid schedule.

We started every day learning for kindergarteners on Monday, October 26th. Principals are doing frequent walkthroughs of the classrooms and frequent check-ins with the teachers to evaluate this new mode. Our next identified group for everyday learning is our first graders. We have begun the planning process to bring them back everyday starting sometime in November, but we are pausing those plans temporarily. If our Region doesn’t take a turn for the better, there may be new regulations that could impact schools. We want to avoid too many transitions for these students so we are pausing the plans for now. We are continuing to phase students back into RMS as was communicated earlier in the month. All in-person students, except kindergarten and specially identified groups, are still following the crimson/gold hybrid schedule.

Pre-kindergarten students who chose on-site learning  started the year as previously communicated with a two day, five-hour schedule (M/W, T/Th) per week.

Learn more about on-site learning and enhanced safety measures >>

Elementary Remote Learners:

Pre-kindergarten and elementary students who selected remote learning were assigned to the Batavia Virtual Academy and were put into a class with other remote learning BPS101 students. They are being taught by a BPS101 teacher whose sole responsibility is the students in their virtual class. Special education teachers, other student services staff, and an administrator, Mrs. Hix, are also supporting the Batavia Virtual Academy.

Middle School

RMS students who chose on-site learning will fully switch to the hybrid mode on Monday, November 16th which is a Crimson day and the first day of the second trimester. Crimson and gold designations are still determined by last name: (A-L) labeled as crimson and (M-Z) labeled gold. You can see the Crimson/Gold designation for your student on the home page in PowerSchool. Students who have previously chosen remote will continue to learn from home with their same class schedule. All students will have access to their classroom teachers during the class period whether they have chosen on-site or remote. Additional details about the student experience during hybrid mode can be found here

Beginning October 19th, the school day at RMS will run from 8:15 am to 2:45 pm.  Groups of RMS students will be phased back for in-person learning during that week. Here are the phase-in plans:

October 19-23: 6th Grade Only

  • October 19: Everyday students* 
  • October 20: Crimson
  • October 21: Gold
  • October 22: Crimson
  • October 23: Gold

October 26-30: 7th Grade Only

  • October 26: Crimson
  • October 27: Gold
  • October 28: Crimson
  • October 29: Gold
  • October 30: Everyday students*

November 2-6: 8th Grade Only

  • November 2: Gold
  • November 3: No School
  • November 4: Crimson
  • November 5: Gold
  • November 6: Crimson

November 9-13: 6/7 and 6/8 Grades

  • November 9: Gold (6/7)
  • November 10: Crimson (6/7)
  • November 11: Gold (6/8)
  • November 12: Crimson (6/8)
  • November 13: Everyday students*

* Everyday students are the small groups of students that have been attending school daily since the start of the school year. You are an Everyday Student if you have already been attending RMS on a daily basis, prior to this Hybrid mode change.

High School

BHS students will begin hybrid on Monday, October 19th which is a Gold day and the first day of the second term. Crimson and gold designations are still determined by last name: (A-L) labeled as crimson and (M-Z) labeled gold. You can see the Crimson/Gold designation for your student on the home page in PowerSchool. Students who have previously chosen remote will continue to learn from home with their same class schedule. All students will have access to their classroom teachers during the class period whether they have chosen on-site or remote. Additional details about the student experience during hybrid mode can be found here

Beginning the week of October 13th, the class schedule will be changed to 7:35 to 12:35 with additional opportunities to engage with staff virtually until the end of day at 2:30.  More details to follow. 

The following groups of students will attend school during the week of October 13th:

  • October 13th: Freshmen Gold students
  • October 14th: SAT test-takers at BHS. All other students remote on this day.
  • October 15th: SAT test-takers at BHS for select students with accommodations
  • October 16th: Freshmen Crimson students

 

 

Virtual Academy

Pre-kindergarten and elementary students who selected remote learning have been assigned to the Batavia Virtual Academy and placed in a class taught by a BPS101 teacher whose sole responsibility will be the students in their virtual class. Special education teachers, other student services staff, and an administrator, Mrs. Hix, will also support the Batavia Virtual Academy.

Learn more about our approach to remote learning  >>

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