District 276 E-Learning Plan

To be adopted by D276 Board of Education - September 15, 2022

Procedures for Implementation

Decision-Making - Use of E-Learning Days

Communication: Announcing an Emergency Day

Communication of the E-Learning Plan

PK-12th General Information

Educator Expectations

Student Expectations


K-5th Grade 

6th-12th Grade

Serving Students with an IEP, 504 of Language Support Plan during E-Learning Days

Students with IEPs 


Provision of Student Technology and Non-Electronic Materials

Decision-Making - Use of E-Learning Days

The Superintendent or designee will evaluate the specific situation that may require the

use of an emergency day and make the decision to use the emergency day with

considerations for health and safety.

The announcement of an e-Learning day will be made as soon as possible but no later

than 5:00 am on the morning of the emergency. The announcement will be made

through the standard modes of communication used by the school district (text/voice message, district email, District website, Facebook, and Twitter).

Communication: Announcing an Emergency Day

In the event of an Emergency Day, all efforts will be made to communicate with District

276  educators, support staff, and administrators with as much notice as possible. The

decision will be formally communicated via District 276 staff email accounts with

additional communication sent via phone and text. Please note that communication of

the decision and any related instructions will likely be sent both by district and school


Communication of the E-Learning Plan

Community Communication:

Upon approval of the District’s e-learning plan, a communication plan will be enacted in

order to build awareness of the model, expectations, and resources to support ongoing

teaching and learning. To ensure convenience and accessibility, the plan will be posted

and available year-round on the District 276 website. 

To increase awareness of the availability of the plan, a combination of email, phone, and

text communications will be sent to families.

To more broadly engage our community in the release of the e-learning plan, the District

will also include an announcement in our our local newspaper along with

social media postings on Facebook. Additionally, information regarding e-learning will also be added to the Student Handbook.

Initial communication of the e-learning plan will occur using these methods once

approved regardless of the time of year.

PK-12th Grade General Information

District 276 will ensure that all students have access to 5 clock hours of instruction or

work as required by the Illinois school code for students participating in eLearning days.

The instruction will be a combination of synchronous (live online instruction) and asynchronous (video of instruction, activities, assignments) work that is designed and appropriate based on the age/grade level of the student.

Teachers will utilize our current online platforms to deliver instruction, directions, and

assignments (Seesaw, Google Classroom, Google Meets and Zoom) These provide a secure learning network for teachers, students, and schools. It provides a safe way for us to connect, share content, access classrooms, participate in discussions, and receive important class information or announcements.

Educator Expectations:

● Classes will start on the times directed in this document with live instruction

unless the school principal or designee has been notified of a necessary change.

● Learning assignments and student expectations are posted no later than 8:00

AM on the e-Learning day.

● Every class hall have a reasonable plan posted and aligned to state standards

with assignments that are connected and aligned to current areas of learning in

the course curriculum.

● If a student cannot attend synchronous learning, an additional learning

opportunity will be provided to allow the student to access 5 hours of

learning. This could include a video of instruction, a Zearn lesson, a reading or packet that

shares the learning the student needs from the lesson, etc.

● Follow all attendance expectations as outlined within this plan

● Work with your school leadership team to address any attendance or technology

concerns that a student or family may experience.

Student Expectations:

● Students are expected to join the synchronous learning sessions and complete

the synchronous and asynchronous work during an emergency day.

○ K-5 starts at 8:15 AM

○ Grades 6-12 start at 8:00 AM

● If a student cannot attend the synchronous learning window, they are to notify

their classroom teacher who will provide an additional learning option to ensure

that the student receives the 5 hours of learning required.

● Students are expected to use the links provided in order to complete the items

that are assigned.

● Students should utilize platforms to ask questions and communicate with staff.

● It is expected that students keep interactions online positive and constructive.

● Educators will monitor platforms and email and work to respond to student

requests in a timely manner.


Learning activities will be provided for students to engage in during E-learning. Activities will

be posted using a learning management system (SeeSaw) and may be submitted for feedback

via the same system. 

K-5th Grade 

Educators will lead synchronous learning via zoom for a minimum of 2.5 hours. The

instruction will be focused on math, literacy and social emotional learning. Educators will

incorporate science or social studies depending upon the current unit of study in either

the synchronous or asynchronous learning time. If students have a special (arts or PE)

during the synchronous learning block then students will attend the class via Google Classroom or Zoom. Classes will begin at 8:15 AM unless a the teacher(s) needs to adapt the starting

time for reasons related to the emergency. Any change in the start time must be

approved by the building principal and communicated in a timely manner to school families. 

Educators will post aligned learning activities for any student who could not attend the synchronous session. These activities could include videos, articles, worksheets, etc. that provide access to the learning and the opportunity to practice.

Additional asynchronous activities will be issued to students to provide 2.5 hours of

asynchronous learning. The asynchronous learning will be focused on additional

practice or extension activities that can be completed without access to instruction. A

sample of core ideas will be provided to educators and they may customize for their


Educators will post activities in Google Classroom, and students will submit work

through the same system. Educators will provide feedback on the work in a manner

similar to their onsite classroom practices.

6th-12th Grade 

Educators will lead synchronous learning via zoom for a minimum of 2.5 hours.

Students will engage in a schedule that is specific to e-learning Each period will meet but for a shorter period. This schedule will be posted on Google Classroom. Educators will post activities in Google Classroom, and students will submit work through the same systems. Educators will provide feedback on the work in a manner similar to their onsite classroom practices.

Additional asynchronous activities will be issued to students to provide the balance of

the 5 hour day. The asynchronous learning will be focused on additional practice or

extension activities that are connected to the synchronous learning time.The amount to

time per subject and the subject areas that issue asynchronous practice will be

determined by the school to ensure that students end up with a manageable amount of

asynchronous work.

Serving Students with an IEP, 504 of Language Support Plan (Emergent Bilingual)

during E-Learning Day

District 276 classrooms will execute the following plans to ensure full access inclusive of

special education students and English learners with attention to meeting necessary


The approach for supporting students during Elearning includes providing access to

core grade level learning for all students as well as required support for students who

have an IEP, language support plan, or a 504. Free Appropriate Public Education

(FAPE) requires school districts to develop programming based on students’ individual

and unique needs; therefore, students will be provided with core and more during

E-Learning Days. Please see the plan for various student groups below.

Students with IEPs 

Students will be part of the ELearning classes. They will also have the opportunity to

continue to receive support from their special education teacher(s) based upon the requirements of their individual plans. A student will be invited to

participate in these services and will join a remote meeting. Ideally the services are

provided outside of the Elearning time. If this is not possible then IEP, 504 or language

services take precedence.

A child’s case manager will be the designated point person to communicate the schedule to parents or guardians. 


Family Information-

Families should notify the school if their child is unable or will not be present in the

online learning in the same manner that is used to report a traditional absence.

It is important to note that attendance on the make-up day will be counted in our student

management system for attendance, Skyward.

Students accessing the instruction online will have an opportunity to complete an exit

slip and/or have teachers take attendance which will allow us to electronically track their


Provision of Student Technology and Non-Electronic Materials

All students are provided access to learning.

The majority of our students will access learning with District issued 1:1 learning

devices. Our K-12 schools maintain a list of students who do not have wifi access at home.

Parents/Guardians may request a Verizon hotspot when there is notice of a potential school closure and may pick up the hotspot at the District office if travel is safe

and there is an extended closure. If you do not have access to wifi at your place of

learning for e-learning, please contact your school principal.

Educators provide access to learning via Google Meets and Zoom with the hyperlink and the phone number to provide an additional opportunity to access learning. Educators are

instructed to provide alternative assignments or extended time if a student does not have access to wifi at his/her place of eLearning.