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March 17, 2021

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Families are being asked to maintain safe practices outside of the school day to help limit the spread and to allow students to access in-person education to the greatest extent possible.

March 16, 2021

School districts across Illinois have recently been asked to return students to in-person learning as they are able. The Restore Leadership Team has been meeting to discuss the impact of new IDPH guidance on a mode change for in-person learners, and we are pleased to announce that a decision was made today to return to in-person learning every day beginning on April 6th. The new IDPH guidance allows for social distancing at three feet in classrooms which eliminates the need for a hybrid, Crimson/Gold schedule. Families do not need to opt into these changes: remote families will remain remote and in-person families will remain in person.  

There will not be any changes to daily schedules, lunches, or bus routes. The mode change does not impact fully remote families, including those in the BVA. We have updated the FAQ section on the Restore page. Please refer to it for additional information.

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COVID-19 Case Monitoring

Official COVID metrics for Batavia, Kane County, and the State of Illinois can be found on the Kane County Health Department website and the Illinois Department of Public Health website. We received approval from the Kane County Health Department to discontinue the distribution of the COVID notification letters when a COVID case has occurred in a school building. The standard letter that has been used to notify families of a COVID case within their attending school building can be found here. The letter includes information on how to prevent the further spread of the disease. We have added an additional column to the dashboard, “Number of New Cases Identified Yesterday” to help families to see if there are new cases in their buildings each day.
Here is some information from the District Nursing staff on Quarantine and Testing.

Number of active cases: Confirmed cases that have been reported in the last 10 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.

Our goal has been for all elementary students to attend every day, and the decision to do so was made on March 16, 2021, with a start date of April 6. Those students that are in the BVA are not affected by this update. Click here for the on-site hybrid schedule.

We started every day learning for kindergarteners on Monday, October 26, 2020, and First Graders on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Principals are doing frequent walkthroughs of the classrooms and frequent check-ins with the teachers to evaluate this new mode.

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. The April 6, 2021 return to everyday learning will not impact the routines or schedules at EC.  Our students will continue to come on either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from 9-2 until the end of the school year.

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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 are currently experiencing a hybrid learning schedule that is specific to each grade level and crimson/gold designation. Crimson and gold designations are 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. Our goal has been for all students to attend every day, and the decision to do so was made on March 16, 2021, with a start date of April 6. Students who previously chose will remote 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

The school day at RMS runs from 8:15 am to 2:45 pm with students attending every-other-day following the Crimson/Gold rotation (until April 6). Identified populations have been attending every day. 

High School

BHS students began hybrid learning on Monday, October 19th, the first day of the second term. Crimson and gold designations are 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. Our goal has been for all students to attend every day, and the decision to do so was made on March 16, 2021, with a start date of April 6. Students who have previously chosen remote 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 (until April 6) can be found here

The class schedule for BHS runs from 7:35 to 12:35 with additional opportunities to engage with staff virtually until the end of the day at 2:30.  This schedule does not change with the mode change on April 6.

 

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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