4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:40 PM
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Afraid to ask this question, but will try nearby Park Ridge. Is anyone believe that schools will reopen in fall?

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:42 PM

In the burbs they are. I heard from an educator and from parents.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:43 PM

I’m a teacher. I sure am hoping we are able to, assuming it is safe to do so. I can’t wrap my head around starting a new year online.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:43 PM

I don’t believe they will open !

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:44 PM

I’m from northbrook and I really hope so my kids are not learning much doing this E learning

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:45 PM

Hard to say , but doesn’t seem likely

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:46 PM

I hope so as who will be home with kids. we will be back at work and then what.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:46 PM

I doubt it- at least not the way it was. District 207 ended a week early so the teachers have this week to prep for remote learning in the fall

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:46 PM

Palatine is for sure. I spoke to an educator and she said they were.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:48 PM

They should. I suspect they all will be wearing masks though

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:48 PM

I highly doubt they will open unless there’s a cure or vaccine or a huge drop in cases. Plan mentality for e-learning because I would say we are about a 5% of schools opening

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:49 PM

I believe CDC working on guidance to open, recommendation for at risk elderly teachers 60+ to retire, protocols for cleaning/hand sanitizing/temp checks at entry to school. Fauci said vax may not be effective to count on for this virus.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:56 PM

Let’s just get through the summer

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 9:59 PM

I think they will if they can reconfigure class rooms. But idk how they will manage changing classes?

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:00 PM

If summer camps are running, why schools shouldn’t reopen in fall?

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:07 PM

Because things can change a lot in just one day and back to school is three months away, it is too early to tell.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:07 PM

The CDC developed guidance that was then watered down. There are a number of links in attached article I’d be interested in seeing if my kids were going back to school: . https://www.usnews.com/.../school-superintendents-dismiss

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:07 PM

I have one off to high school and another off to college in the fall, and all communication says that they are preparing for on campus instruction. But I cherish this extra time with them and will be prepared for anything.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:08 PM

Seriously though, what do working parents with young kids do? Unemployment and working from home won’t last that long.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:14 PM

One local high school district is looking into the possibility of opening with in class instruction after Labor Day. Nothing concrete but it’s an idea they are exploring if the guidelines allow.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:18 PM

They aren’t saying anything yet and I know teachers that have meetings online and will be doing training classes for E learning they may start online and gradually go to school or start on time but if covid hits again they want to be ready to go to E Learning

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:20 PM

No. When I picked up my kids’ stuff at Roosevelt last week one of my kid’s teachers told me it’s extremely unlikely. Chatter amongst educators is maybe January? But that was last week. A lot can change in a week. I came home and cried because seeing all the kids’ stuff in bags with their names on them made me feel like I was walking through a cemetery. I still get emotional about it. That life of theirs (and ours) is GONE.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:20 PM

I’ve heard of block scheduling with a. possibility of splitting kids up and some going to school on tues/ thursday; some on mon/ weds and e-learning on Friday. I sure hope they can go Back

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:21 PM

Hope so! Lots of 8th grade girls working very hard to make Hawkettes ❤️🖤❤️

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:29 PM

I’m a teacher and was present in a meeting this morning with local district superintendent. The focus of that meeting and the rest of the meetings I had this morning we’re about next year. All we are following are the current re-opening guidelines set forth by the state. The state would need to be at phase 5 for us to open as normal, and unfortunately we are currently not close to that. This past spring we were thrown into remote learning with a days notice! Looking forward we are currently planning/preparing for the possibility of starting the year remotely. It’s definitely not what the teachers want, but as a teacher & parent I have big reservations entering/sending my kids in a building with 2500 other people! Anything can happen or change this summer, and I hope it does.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:31 PM

I am so sad and sick when i allow myself to think and worry about it. I cannot get my kids to keep their fingers out of their mouths for even 5 minutes, they are kids so they just don’t have the same control as adults to have cautious habits. Whatever people can do to keep it from spreading now and not extending it feels like our only hope. But i see everyone getting looser and groups of kids/teens all over town, so i despair. So hard. Starting with new teachers seems so hard compared to continuing existing teacher/students relationships. Keeping those intact feels important. So worried.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:34 PM

In District 64, the official answer is that we don't know. We are preparing for all possibilities. I'm an optimist and haven't lost hope that we can start with regular classroom learning.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:41 PM

Safety of my children is more important than school.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:43 PM

I hope so! The kids need to resume normal life.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:50 PM

If sanity prevails, they will. A big if these days.

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:50 PM

I can tell you that my daughter who goes to college in the area has already been notified that they cannot have classes at the college. I’m a teacher and I highly doubt that everything will be back to normal by August or September

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 11:51 PM

District 207 sent an email tonight that suggests we will be remote as a first step. 😔

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4 months ago on 05/18/2020 at 11:58 PM

But who knows maybe they’ll figure out an effective treatment and I think that’ll change the ballgame on how loose we can get with the guidelines

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 12:02 AM

The answer is very simple. We don’t know yet. Of course everyone preferrers In person education, especially for the early learners who are being taught the foundations. However, in person learning will only happen if it is determined to be safe. So the answer is simple. We just don’t know yet. A lot can happen between now and three months from now. We hope for the best and plan for worse.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 12:29 AM

At this point it is not in the hands of the school districts? It is in the hands of our governor and his phases. Schools are preparing for more than one option of course. We would have to be in phase 5 possibly 4. schools open in both phases!? So questions are really for Pritzker truly! Even the districts are waiting. just like us.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 5:19 AM

Family member is a teacher in Vernon hills and was told to bring every single thing home due to most likely will not be back in the fall.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 6:55 AM

Please just keep reading to your children regardless of their age. have them keep a daily journal. even if only one sentence. They are not going to fall behind.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 7:17 AM

So percent as normal

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 7:18 AM

I hope so! If we need to do eLearning in the winter again if it comes back, I would rather start the year together with safety guidelines. I teach kindergarten and really hope we can start the year together and get to know routines of school in person.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 7:18 AM

Tom Sotos has the most valid answer. There is so much that can change over the next 3 months and the teachers administrators and board have to be in a position to adjust to that as we go. District 207 superintendent Wallace put out a video and paperwork yesterday. It left me with the feeling that district 207 may be headed towards a model where only part of the students would be at the facilities and the other part would be working from home on a rotating basis. It would be much easier to social distance if you had only half the populations in these large schools. That kind of a model would be very difficult to do in district 64. With a younger student population you have transportation and supervisory issues.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 7:44 AM

Iza Parrillo you are really stepping on a thin ice 😜

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 7:47 AM

And how about are children with differing abilities? How do they stay from falling behind? Do you really think remote learning is of much benefit for these children? Maintaining IEP goals while providing actual required therapies for these children? If you believe your child is falling behind or just maintaining under remote learning with a pass/fail system, differing abilities children are moving backwards exponentially. The teachers are doing the best they can under these circumstances and limited resources. The board and administration need an actual plan for moving forward. However, I doubt the board will get involved after taking a hands off approach to the multi year problems with SpEd. The same approach they took under the last administration that created the issues.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 8:24 AM

Back in April Governor Pritzker already forecasted that schools would teach remotely in fall of 2020. . https://news.wttw.com/.../pritzker-says-schools-students

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 8:28 AM

I’m a middle school teacher, but not in D64. We have a task force that is working multiple times a week to organize and create a variety of scenarios for the fall so that they are ready to implement depending on where the state is upon return to school. They have also revamped some of the expectations for remote learning, should we restart that way. There has been discussion that in-person classes would be easier to implement at the elementary level than the middle school level. We have three months to go, which in reality is a good amount of time before we make final decisions. I am glad that things are being prepped now.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 8:44 AM

If they will do remote learning on fall, they need to prepare better. teachers, parents and specially kids are so lost with this new system that is frustrating. my son is on 3rd grade and cant surf the web like an adult. teacher keep sending new links to sign up. then we as adults dont even know where to find anything . they should have only one main app or website where they would log and thats it, with youtube videos or link for videos and explanations. we already have like 5-6 websites we need to log in, plus classroom app, google docs etc As working parents, our kids can only do something when we get home

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 9:36 AM

I commented earlier - while I appreciate what teachers are trying to do, it is 100% a band aid at best. My young children cannot thrive this way. They are not learning - and if they are it is because my husband and myself are teaching them. This is not at all sustainable unless teachers are going to go online and teach live for 8 hours as they would in school.

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4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 10:16 AM
4 months ago on 05/19/2020 at 10:18 AM

Gee, I guess people didn't appreciate all that teachers do everyday. Yes it is their chosen profession but it is also a very tough job as parents are now finding out. BTW it is not the teachers who made the E-learning programs. They had to return to school and attend classes to better help your children. Thank you teachers.

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