Remote Learning Plan
September 1, 2020-October 16, 2020
1st Quarter, Fall 2020
Transition to Remote Learning
Beginning September 1, 2020, LPHS students will transition to remote learning, except for the following programs:
- Goals, Life Skills, Oasis, Pride, and Transitions
- ACC Cosmetology
We will continue using the Red Day, Green Day, Cavs Days schedules. Classes will meet virtually using Google Meets. Students originally signed up as 100% Remote will now meet three days per week with the previous blended learning students based on the schedule according to their last name.
Red Day – Remote learning for students with the last names A through Limberg.
Green Day – Remote learning for students with the last names Link through Z.
Cavs Days – Remote learning day for all students – Teacher & students will follow this schedule via
Zoom or Google Meets.
Edgenuity will continue serving as our primary curriculum this school year.
For the 1st quarter, students will meet virtually with their teachers according to the following schedule. The second quarter schedule will be released later pending guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
As a reminder, students are responsible for attending each of their virtual classes on assigned days and completing all assignments. Grades and attendance will continue to count.
Red Days Mondays & Wednesday; 50% of students; 33 minute class: 5 min passing period 1st 7:45-8:18 a.m. 2nd 8:23-8:56 a.m. 3rd 9:01-9:34 a.m. 4th 9:39-10:12 a.m. 5th 10:17-10:50 a.m. 6th 10:55-11:28 a.m. 7th 11:33 a.m.-12:06 p.m. Green Days Tuesday & Thursday; 50% of students; 33 minute class: 5 min passing period 1st 7:45-8:18 a.m. 2nd 8:23-8:56 a.m. 3rd 9:01-9:34 a.m. 4th 9:39-10:12 a.m. 5th 10:17-10:50 a.m. 6th 10:55-11:28 a.m. 7th 11:33 a.m.-12:06 p.m. Cavs Days Friday; All students remote; 33 minute class: 5 min passing period 1st 7:45-8:18 a.m. 2nd 8:23-8:56 a.m. 3rd 9:01-9:34 a.m. 4th 9:39-10:12 a.m. 5th 10:17-10:50 a.m. 6th 10:55-11:28 a.m. 7th 11:33 a.m.-12:06 p.m.
8th Grade Honors Algebra
8th Grade Honors Algebra students will continue meeting remotely from 7:45 to 8:18 am Monday-Friday.
All students will need to participate following the Red, Green, and Cavs Days schedules. All students will receive three days of live virtual direct instruction from their teachers. Attendance will be taken on these three days. The other two days will be Edgenuity/Google Classroom Days. Struggling students, however, may join class on their “off day.”
We will reorganize the Meal Train. The schedule will be shared during the week of August 31st.
Girls Swimming, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Boys Golf, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, and scheduled out-of-season contact days will continue as planned.
Athletic Transportation Information
The Athletic Office will continue providing transportation, as needed, back to school for afternoon practices.
Afternoon Tutoring/Extra Help, 1:00 – 2:40 pm
Tutoring/extra help sessions will resume in-person on September 1, 2020. Students will need to make an appointment with their teacher(s) in order to come into the building. Teachers may only have five (5) or less students in their rooms at a time. Students must make an appointment with teachers and check in at the Greeter’s Desk. Masks must be worn and social distancing enforced. Security will escort students to their destination.
Guiding Principles for Planning:
- Maintain the health and safety of all students and staff;
- Provide meaningful and engaging learning experiences for all students;
- Address the social-emotional needs of all students;
- Provide clarity, consistency, and stability for all students and staff; and
- Provide ongoing professional development for staff to address the learning needs unique to the time.
Rationale for Change
The recent confirmed positive COVID case along with the ongoing challenges of managing the growing number of students in isolation and the increase in students transitioning to remote learning has convinced our leadership team that our best option right now is to move to full remote. We believe this will provide a more consistent learning experience for all students. There is no doubt that we will continue to have confirmed positive cases that will require some level of quarantine. This will only result in more frustration and confusion for staff, students, and parents when we have to transition at a moment’s notice from in-person to remote – like we did on the evening of August 25.
We recognize this change will create different challenges for staff, students, and families. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach in handling this pandemic. Please know that we are making decisions based on current data and what we believe will have the best outcome for the majority of students. There will still be some specialized programs that will meet in-person Monday through Thursday. We are also working out plans for smaller numbers of students to still be able to come to school in the afternoon for extra help. Likewise, we are working with Mr. Le to continue supporting the extracurricular programs that we can offer in a safe environment. While this may seem to be in conflict with our decision to go remote with classroom instruction, the extra help and extracurricular programs are much smaller in number and we can better control social distancing. We are doing everything we can to provide a “normal experience” where possible.