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Plan Updates

February 24, 2021

BPS101 is carefully examining all potential paths for the 2021-22 school year, and we look forward to sharing an update with you as soon as possible. Some future planning is taking place at the Board of Education level including changes to kindergarten for the fall. Read the full message here.

Previous updates to the Restore BPS101 plan >>

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.
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.

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 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.

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 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. 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 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. Identified populations attend 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. 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 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 day at 2:30.  

 

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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