General Information

On any given day, teachers will instruct both the in-person and remote students in their classes simultaneously. All students will have access to their classroom teachers during the class period whether they have selected on-site or remote. 

  • Students who previously selected on-site learning will enter Hybrid Mode where they will attend school on an every-other-day basis following the Crimson/Gold schedule.
  • Students who previously selected remote, will continue to learn from home with their same class schedule.
  • Students who were previously identified to attend in-person everyday will continue to attend school everyday. 

Start Dates for Hybrid mode:

  • October 19th for BHS students. It is a Gold day.
    • During the week of October 12th, freshmen students will attend school for a day, and the SAT test will also be given at school. Details about these BHS events can be found here
  • November 16h for RMS students. It is a Crimson day. 
    • In the month prior to the full Hybrid Mode at RMS, students will be phased in by grade level. Details for the RMS phase-in can be found here.

Length of Day and Lunch

  • BHS 
    • Blocks 1-4 will run from 7:35 through 12:35
    • Optional grab-and-go lunch for in-person students at 12:35
    • Dismissal of in-person students at 12:35
    • Virtual opportunities for the remainder of the day (details to follow)
  • RMS 
    • The school day will run from 8:15 through 2:45
    • In-person students will eat lunch at school
    • Dismissal of in-person students at 2:45
    • Additional virtual opportunities will be communicated
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Yes! Families will be given an opportunity to choose remote learning prior to the switch to the hybrid mode for BHS and RMS.

BPS101 is interpreting the Illinois Department of Public Health guidance of 6-foot social distancing in the classroom as a rule rather than a guideline for seating arrangements. In order to bring students back to RMS and BHS in this manner, much work is to be done to ensure we are following this rule. A large number of sections currently have more students than social distancing allows. To assist with our planning, we need to know if your on-site plans have changed. If you have chosen on-site, we are offering the opportunity to switch to remote for the remainder of 2020. Please let us know of the change by filling out the appropriate form.

All requests from on-site learning to remote learning will be accommodated, and the change will be made in PowerSchool. 

Unfortunately, because of the space issues related to social distancing, it is unlikely that requests to change from remote to on-site can be accommodated at this time. You can still make the request using the forms above so we can review it. You will be notified if we are able to make your requested change. 

You can also use the form to request a switch between Crimson and Gold. If your family situation allows, RMS is interested in volunteers to switch from Crimson to Gold. All Crimson/Gold changes will be reviewed, and you will be notified if we are able to make the change.

All requests must be submitted by the end of the day on Sunday, September 27th. 

Note: Participation in extracurricular activities or athletics is not affected by on-site or remote status.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

There will be no change to your student’s schedule with the change in mode. Your student will have the same schedule with the same teachers. Students who previously selected remote, will continue to learn from home with their same class schedule.

Categories: General FAQ, Remote

While all students will be attending in Hybrid mode at the start of Trimester 2, RMS has crafted a plan to have all students learn in the building prior to that date. Here is the schedule to phase in students.

 

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Please visit the Tech Tips section on Chromebooks HERE. This page is updated regularly with new ways to help you navigate the Chromebook world. You can also find contact info there if the tips aren’t solving your problems.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote
  • Anyone who is a “close contact” will be notified.
  • On a case-by-case basis, in consultation with the Kane County Health Department, it will be decided if others should be notified.
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Unless you have been identified as a “close contact” to someone who has tested positive, there are no restrictions for you. Continue to practice good hygiene especially around the member of your household who is self-quarantining and monitoring their symptoms.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

The short answer: parents should contact the school nurse; staff members contact their supervisor and the district nurse.

  • Do stay home.
  • Do follow the health professional’s advice about the length of your self-quarantine and monitoring of symptoms.
  • Do communicate with your supervisor (staff) or teacher (student) about your work responsibilities during the self-quarantine.
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

The short answer: parents should contact the school nurse; staff members contact their supervisor and a district nurse.

  • Do call your school nurse (if you are a student) or the administrator who supervises you (if you are a staff member) as soon as possible. They will connect you with a district nurse to determine the next steps. They will also complete the contact tracing to determine who is considered a “close contact” to you.
  • Do follow the advice of the district nurse about the number of days that you will need to isolate at home.
  • Do communicate with your supervisor (staff) or teacher (student) about your work responsibilities.
  • Don’t worry that your COVID-19 status will be shared by the BPS101 staff members. There is an extremely limited number of people who will be told of your status. Anyone identified as a “close contact” to you will be called, but your name will remain confidential.
  • Don’t contact your friends, classmates,  co-workers or others about your positive test result; there are a few reasons for this request:
    • The contact tracers need time to make their phone calls. Anyone who needs to be called should hear the information from a health professional.
    • People who are not “close contacts” are not required to be tested or quarantined. There is no need to cause unnecessary worry.
    • It will help us to keep your confidential health information private.
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

If a staff member or student is COVID positive, the district has a process in place that:

    • Connects the individual with a member of the BPS101 health staff to determine the next steps for the student or staff member
    • Ensures all “close contacts” are identified and notified
    • Keeps confidential health data private

Here is a video with Superintendent Lisa Hichens and District Certified Nurse Lori Carbonell about monitoring and responding to local cases.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

If a student will be absent from in-person or remote learning due to illness or any other reason, parents must report the absence to the school’s attendance line just as they normally would.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

RMS and BHS will be moving to the Hybrid Mode, an every other day learning mode. Dates for the switch from remote to hybrid for RMS and BHS students have been determined to allow for time to plan the details and to align with the beginning of a new grading period. 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.

  • BHS students will begin hybrid on Monday, October 19th which is a Gold day and the first day of the second term.
  • RMS students will begin hybrid on Monday, November 16th which is a Crimson day and the first day of the second trimester. 
  • In the weeks preceding the switch to hybrid, the buildings will determine a schedule to bring in all grade levels at RMS and freshmen at BHS to become acclimated with the building and experience in-person learning in this environment.
Category: General FAQ

Learning from home will look different than when we were learning remotely in the spring. One major difference is that remote students in grades 1-12 should prepare to be engaged in learning during their typical school schedule because of the “live learning” opportunities. 

  • Expectations for hybrid (crimson/gold) learners on their remote day can be found on the “On-Site” page of the Restore BPS101 website.
  • Expectations for fully remote learners can be found on the “Remote” page.
Category: General FAQ

Parents should report absences of any student who is not able to attend school, either in person or remotely, by calling their home school. Elementary teachers will take attendance daily, and middle school and high school teachers will take attendance each period. Automated phone calls will be made to parents if there is an unreported absence. For detailed info on attendance click HERE. Additionally, here is some detailed information for Remote Learners on Attendance and Grading.

Category: General FAQ

The Restore BPS101 Leadership team meets every Tuesday to discuss the following local conditions. We determine if there are any changes or clarifications that are needed based on our discussions.

1. Region 8 Dashboard (Updated daily)

2. Kane County and City of Batavia Stats (Updated daily)

# new cases in City of Batavia

% daily change of new cases in Batavia

# cases in Kane County

# deaths in Kane County

3. IDPH County Level Risk Metrics (Updated Weekly)

4. BPS101 COVID Stats (Monitored daily by health staff)

# new isolations students

# new isolations staff

#new quarantine students

# new quarantine staff

% ILI (Influenza-like illness) absences for students and staff

5. Other Local Conditions (Monitored daily by Admin.)

Human Resources (vacancies, coverage, staff concerns)

Community (parents, students, Board of Education, community partners)

Curriculum and Instruction (content delivery, staff capacity, student engagement)

Operations (supplies, finances, technology, busing)

IDPH guidelines (ability to meet guidelines and adapt to changes in guidelines)

Category: General FAQ

The current District calendar can be found HERE. This calendar will continue to be updated based on local conditions.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote

Kindergarten students will receive materials for at-home learning rather than an electronic device. The focus will be on key literacy and numeracy skills.

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On-site Learning

On any given day, teachers will instruct both the in-person and remote students in their classes simultaneously. All students will have access to their classroom teachers during the class period whether they have selected on-site or remote. 

  • Students who previously selected on-site learning will enter Hybrid Mode where they will attend school on an every-other-day basis following the Crimson/Gold schedule.
  • Students who previously selected remote, will continue to learn from home with their same class schedule.
  • Students who were previously identified to attend in-person everyday will continue to attend school everyday. 

Start Dates for Hybrid mode:

  • October 19th for BHS students. It is a Gold day.
    • During the week of October 12th, freshmen students will attend school for a day, and the SAT test will also be given at school. Details about these BHS events can be found here
  • November 16h for RMS students. It is a Crimson day. 
    • In the month prior to the full Hybrid Mode at RMS, students will be phased in by grade level. Details for the RMS phase-in can be found here.

Length of Day and Lunch

  • BHS 
    • Blocks 1-4 will run from 7:35 through 12:35
    • Optional grab-and-go lunch for in-person students at 12:35
    • Dismissal of in-person students at 12:35
    • Virtual opportunities for the remainder of the day (details to follow)
  • RMS 
    • The school day will run from 8:15 through 2:45
    • In-person students will eat lunch at school
    • Dismissal of in-person students at 2:45
    • Additional virtual opportunities will be communicated
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Yes! Families will be given an opportunity to choose remote learning prior to the switch to the hybrid mode for BHS and RMS.

BPS101 is interpreting the Illinois Department of Public Health guidance of 6-foot social distancing in the classroom as a rule rather than a guideline for seating arrangements. In order to bring students back to RMS and BHS in this manner, much work is to be done to ensure we are following this rule. A large number of sections currently have more students than social distancing allows. To assist with our planning, we need to know if your on-site plans have changed. If you have chosen on-site, we are offering the opportunity to switch to remote for the remainder of 2020. Please let us know of the change by filling out the appropriate form.

All requests from on-site learning to remote learning will be accommodated, and the change will be made in PowerSchool. 

Unfortunately, because of the space issues related to social distancing, it is unlikely that requests to change from remote to on-site can be accommodated at this time. You can still make the request using the forms above so we can review it. You will be notified if we are able to make your requested change. 

You can also use the form to request a switch between Crimson and Gold. If your family situation allows, RMS is interested in volunteers to switch from Crimson to Gold. All Crimson/Gold changes will be reviewed, and you will be notified if we are able to make the change.

All requests must be submitted by the end of the day on Sunday, September 27th. 

Note: Participation in extracurricular activities or athletics is not affected by on-site or remote status.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

While all students will be attending in Hybrid mode at the start of Trimester 2, RMS has crafted a plan to have all students learn in the building prior to that date. Here is the schedule to phase in students.

 

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Elementary students started the school year in hybrid mode, alternating between learning at home and at school (crimson and gold days). RMS and BHS students will return to school in the hybrid mode as well. While our goal is for all students to attend every day, the hybrid mode will continue for the foreseeable future.

Here is the current calendar. This will continue to be updated as we move through the year.

* Attendance days will vary for early childhood and certain special education programs

Category: On-site
  • Students should access the lessons for the day in their teachers’ Google classroom. Links to activities and a schedule will be provided for at home learners.
  • Synchronous (live) learning including check-ins, office hours, and connecting with in-person peers may be available. These opportunities will be communicated by your child’s classroom teacher.
  • Lessons will be designed for most students to access the learning by themselves. This might include practicing things that learned in class or working on a project.
  • The district expectation is that the curriculum moves forward each day for both on-site and virtual learners. This means the lessons will not be repeated.
  • Communication to students and parents about how to access learning from home is an essential element of success and partnership.
  • Kindergarten: When kindergarten students are learning from home, their lessons will not be technology-dependent since students at this level are not 1:1. Lessons may be geared to engage parents/caretakers and children with activities to build toward literacy and numeracy.
Category: On-site
  • At home: all student learning from home
  • Hybrid: students alternate between learning at home and at school
  • Everyday: all students at school each day
Category: On-site

Please visit the Tech Tips section on Chromebooks HERE. This page is updated regularly with new ways to help you navigate the Chromebook world. You can also find contact info there if the tips aren’t solving your problems.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote
  • Anyone who is a “close contact” will be notified.
  • On a case-by-case basis, in consultation with the Kane County Health Department, it will be decided if others should be notified.
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

Unless you have been identified as a “close contact” to someone who has tested positive, there are no restrictions for you. Continue to practice good hygiene especially around the member of your household who is self-quarantining and monitoring their symptoms.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

The short answer: parents should contact the school nurse; staff members contact their supervisor and the district nurse.

  • Do stay home.
  • Do follow the health professional’s advice about the length of your self-quarantine and monitoring of symptoms.
  • Do communicate with your supervisor (staff) or teacher (student) about your work responsibilities during the self-quarantine.
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

The short answer: parents should contact the school nurse; staff members contact their supervisor and a district nurse.

  • Do call your school nurse (if you are a student) or the administrator who supervises you (if you are a staff member) as soon as possible. They will connect you with a district nurse to determine the next steps. They will also complete the contact tracing to determine who is considered a “close contact” to you.
  • Do follow the advice of the district nurse about the number of days that you will need to isolate at home.
  • Do communicate with your supervisor (staff) or teacher (student) about your work responsibilities.
  • Don’t worry that your COVID-19 status will be shared by the BPS101 staff members. There is an extremely limited number of people who will be told of your status. Anyone identified as a “close contact” to you will be called, but your name will remain confidential.
  • Don’t contact your friends, classmates,  co-workers or others about your positive test result; there are a few reasons for this request:
    • The contact tracers need time to make their phone calls. Anyone who needs to be called should hear the information from a health professional.
    • People who are not “close contacts” are not required to be tested or quarantined. There is no need to cause unnecessary worry.
    • It will help us to keep your confidential health information private.
Categories: General FAQ, On-site

If a staff member or student is COVID positive, the district has a process in place that:

    • Connects the individual with a member of the BPS101 health staff to determine the next steps for the student or staff member
    • Ensures all “close contacts” are identified and notified
    • Keeps confidential health data private

Here is a video with Superintendent Lisa Hichens and District Certified Nurse Lori Carbonell about monitoring and responding to local cases.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

If a student will be absent from in-person or remote learning due to illness or any other reason, parents must report the absence to the school’s attendance line just as they normally would.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site

The current District calendar can be found HERE. This calendar will continue to be updated based on local conditions.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote

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Remote Learning

There will be no change to your student’s schedule with the change in mode. Your student will have the same schedule with the same teachers. Students who previously selected remote, will continue to learn from home with their same class schedule.

Categories: General FAQ, Remote

Parents need to report student absences to our attendance line (630-937-8820).  At 3:30 PM each day, attendance robocalls will go out for students who were marked absent by their teachers and were not called in by a parent.  A student will be marked absent by their teacher if they are completely disengaged from remote learning or if they do not attend virtual meetings (where applicable).

Category: Remote

All District families will be given an opportunity to choose either the in-person or remote learning option again prior to the winter break. Students that choose in-person, leaving the BVA, will be reintroduced into their District home school.

Category: Remote

All student services and support (high ability, intervention, IEP, 504, etc.) will be provided to BVA families.

Category: Remote

Depending on the grade, anywhere between 24 and 31 students are enrolled in each class. No need to worry about social distancing in a virtual classroom! Teachers will be creating virtual teams to work on small group projects.

Category: Remote

Like all other schools in the District, teacher assignments weigh many factors and blend many types of students into a healthy learning environment. Requesting specific teachers breaks down the natural mix and diversity of our virtual classrooms.

Category: Remote

Please visit the Tech Tips section on Chromebooks HERE. This page is updated regularly with new ways to help you navigate the Chromebook world. You can also find contact info there if the tips aren’t solving your problems.

Categories: General FAQ, On-site, Remote

After enrollment numbers were finalized, enrollment by grade was determined, and teacher schedules were analyzed, students were assigned to a teacher within their grade. Did you know that 513 elementary students enrolled in the BVA? The range from the individual schools within the District was between 38 and 106. That made it necessary for us to combine students from other District schools into new classes.

Category: Remote

The current District calendar can be found HERE. This calendar will continue to be updated based on local conditions.

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