LPHS Hybrid In-Person & Remote Learning Schedule 2.0 Announcement (October 15, 2020)

Message from October 15, 2020

Good morning LP Families –

Please find attached the "LPHS Hybrid In-Person & Remote Learning Schedule 2.0" approved by the Board of Education at yesterday’s special meeting. Click here to download a copy of the full plan.

The new plan transitions students back to hybrid in-person learning using the metrics from the CDC. Specifically, we want to see the composite COVID-19 positivity rates for LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby, and Utica remain under 8% for the next two weeks before we bring students back for in-person learning. The other significant change is the transition to synchronous learning – or “Every Day is a Cavs Day”. Beginning October 26, all students will begin attending classes remotely Monday through Friday following the 7:45 am to 12:06 pm schedule.

Next week’s schedule is as follows:
Monday, October 19 – Red Day (remote)
Tuesday, October 20 – Green Day (remote)
Wednesday, October 21 – Cavs Day (remote)
Thursday, October 22 – Remote Learning Planning Day (No Student Attendance)/Parent-Teacher Conferences (evening)
Friday, October 23 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (AM) (No Student Attendance)

If the COVID-19 positivity rate remains under 8% over the next two weeks, hybrid in-person learning will resume Monday, November 2, 2020. In the new synchronous learning plan, our remote learners will be logging into class with the in-person learners sitting in the classroom. Teachers will be teaching the remoters and in-person students at the same time.

We recognize that we continue to navigate and explore uncharted waters in our efforts to best engage our students in a safe learning environment. We have full faith and confidence in our staff to meet these challenges.

Mrs. Cushing and I will be scheduling another series of Zoom Parent Town Hall meetings next week to answer questions. We recognize the frustrations and challenges everyone is experiencing and know that not everyone is going to agree with the approach we are taking. We are doing our very best to meet the learning and teaching needs our students, staff, and parents and maintain a safe environment. Most important, we will get through this by working together.

Dr. Steven R. Wrobleski, Superintendent