2020-21 School Year

We want to thank you for your patience and support as we navigate our return to school plan. Please know that the Community Park District Board of Commissioners, our staff, and our teachers consider the health, safety, and well-being of your family our number one priority. Click here to download a PDF of the full plan.


Option 1: Remote Learning

4, 5, and Pre K
Teacher: Mrs. Hollowed

3 Year Old

Teacher: Mrs. Delestowicz

Monday-Thursday

Minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes a day

 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Minimum of 15 minutes maximum of 45 minutes a day

Daily Expectations

Morning Routine

  • Morning Song
  • Calendar
  • Weather
  • Classroom Pledge

-Acceleration (we will provide a variety of flash cards at initial student supply pick up)

-Letter of the Week (starting in October)

-Storytelling

-Star of the Week (starting in October)

-Weekly science experiments (starting in November)

-Sharing

 

Daily Expectations

Morning Routine

  • Morning Song
  • Calendar
  • Weather

-Storytelling

-Colors and Shapes

-Numbers (1-5)

-Letter Recognition

-Sharing

 

Both classes will have a weekly Packet to be picked up each Friday or printed online.  The packet will include but will not be limited to the following:

 

Number and Letter worksheets

Scissor skills

Scholastic News

Writing projects

Craft projects

 

Shapes and colors worksheets

Numbers and letter worksheets

Craft projects

 

4, 5, and Pre K Monthly Tuition:

Resident: $232 Nonresident: $242

3 Year Old Monthly Tuition:

Resident: $133 Nonresident: $143


Remote Learning Student Expectations:

  1. Make sure you get plenty of sleep and start school on time
  2. Finish eating and drinking before class
  3. Take your bathroom break before class begins
  4. Be dressed (if a theme day be ready to share your outfit)
  5. Your job is to Look, Listen and be ready to have Fun Learning!


Remote Learning Parent Expectations:

  1. Try and make sure your child is present at school everyday
  2. Provide a table and chair with supplies needed for the day
  3. Avoid toys (unless it is a sharing day)
  4. To help your child focus you may want to provide a headset/headphone
  5. Your child will learn to love their eLearning classroom with your continued support and engagement of the class.

·         Check calendar nightly and talk about the exciting things to come

·         Gather classroom materials together

·         Remind them to pay attention to the teacher, stay in their seat and use their manners

·         Encourage them that they are going to learn new things, make new friends and have fun!


Teacher Expectations:

    1.    Teachers will be prepared to deliver remote learning through online instructions starting day one of the 2020-21 school year.

    2.    Teachers will respond to parent and student emails within 24-48 hours during normal business hours.

    3.    Teachers will begin the school year introducing themselves and sharing information with students and parents through an introductory zoom and in-person supply pick up.

    Option 2: In-Person Learning
    Please note that the class start and end times may change slightly. We are working with 102 to determine the best time to start and end to accommodate families with school-age children.  

    Should we transition to a full remote learning environment, students would continue with their current teachers.

    In-Person Learning Option

    4, 5, and Pre K

    Mrs. Zander

    3 Year Old

    Mrs. Sulc

    Monday-Thursday

    8:30-11:30 am

    12:30-3:30 pm

     

     

    Max 12 students per class

     

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    8:30-10:30 am

    11:00-1:00 pm

    1:30-3:30 pm

     

    Max 12 students per class

     

    Daily Expectations

    -Morning Routine

    ·         Morning Song

    ·         Calendar

    ·         Weather

    ·         Classroom Pledge

    -Acceleration

    -Letter of the Week (starting in October)

    -Storytime

    -Star of the Week (starting in October)

    -Weekly science experiments (starting in November)

    -Number and Letter worksheets

    -Scholastic News

    -Scissor skills

    -Craft projects

    -Play

     

     

    Daily Expectations

    -Morning Routine

    ·         Morning Song

    ·         Calendar

    ·         Weather

    -Storytelling

    -Colors and Shapes

    -Numbers

    -Letter Recognition

    -Sharing

    -Craft projects

    -Play

    4, 5, and Pre K Monthly Tuition:

    Resident: $232 Nonresident: $242

    3 Year Old Monthly Tuition:

    Resident: $133 Nonresident: $143




     
















    In-Person Classroom Setting and Safety Protocol

    • There will be clearly marked classroom and common areas to show students where to sit, stand, or line-up while maintaining six feet spacing.
    • We will schedule/coordinate restroom and hand washing breaks throughout the day.
    • Snack time will be eliminated.
    • Students should bring 1-2 disposable water bottles with them each day.
    •  A play-based approach will be utilized where students will be using toys and equipment used by others in their classrooms. Equipment and toys will be sanitized between AM/PM classes and after use when feasible.
    • Students will be outside when feasible.
    • Sanitize hands whenever anyone enters the classroom.
    • Student pick-up and drop off will take place at separate doors.
    • Parents will not be allowed in the building during pick-up or drop off.
    • We will clean classrooms between AM/PM classes.
    • Class sizes range from 10-12 students.
    • Students will be required to wear a mask within the school building. Students can remove masks anytime they are outdoors when they are able to be 6 feet apart.
    • Teachers will wear face coverings at all times.


    Parent Expectations

    • Parents will fill out the self-monitoring checklist form EVERY day for their children sent out at the beginning of the year
    • DO NOT send their children to school if sick or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms per the self-monitoring checklist
    • Do NOT send their children to school with a fever that has been reduced through taking medication (i.e. Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, etc).
    • Do NOT send their children to school or sick if anyone in the household is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.    

    Preparing for When a Student or Staff Member Becomes Sick

    We will continuously communicate to families and staff that any individual who tests positive for COVID-19, or who shows any signs or symptoms of illness, must stay home.

    Families and staff should report confirmed cases to the park district to initiate contact tracing. Currently known symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, unexplained fatigue, muscle and body aches, unexplained headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Attendance personnel will request specific symptom reporting when absences are reported, along with COVID-19 diagnoses and COVID-19 exposure. Information will be documented and shared with the administrative staff or other appropriate personnel and the local health department. In accordance with state and federal guidance, school community members who are sick should not return to school until they have met the criteria to return.

    The Community Park District will use a symptom checklist for families and staff to determine if they are well enough to attend that day. CDC and IDPH guidelines for students who were suspected of having COVID-19, whether they were tested or not, state that 72 hours must elapse from the resolution of fever without fever reducing medication and 10 days must pass after symptoms first appeared.

    It is recommended that medically fragile and immunocompromised students consult their medical provider prior to attending school. Staff returning from illness related to COVID-19 must call to check in with Human Resources following quarantine. Students returning from illness related to COVID-19 must call to check in with the Community Park District following quarantine.

    Any individual within the school environment who shows symptoms will be immediately separated from the rest of the school population. Individuals who are sick will be sent home. Students will never be left alone and will always be supervised while maintaining necessary precautions.


    Preparing for When a Student or Staff Member Becomes Sick

    When interacting with students or staff who may be sick, district staff and personnel will follow CDC guidance on standard and transmission-based precautions, including:

    ● Closing off any areas of the school used by a sick person and do not use these areas until after proper cleaning and disinfection procedures have been completed.

    ● Clean and disinfect all areas, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment, etc., used by the person who is sick. (Cleaning products will be stored and used a safe distance away from children and staff).

    Individuals who did not have close contact with the person who is sick can return to work immediately after disinfection. Those who had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19 infection should isolate at home and monitor symptoms for 14 days.

    Close contact means the individual was within six feet of the individual with symptoms for more than 15 minutes. Additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary if more than seven days have elapsed since the person who is sick visited or used the facility. The District will also continue routine cleaning and disinfection. This includes everyday practices that we normally use to maintain a healthy environment.

    If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, we will work with IDPH and Cook County Health Department to determine next steps. We will follow IDPH and Cook County Health Department guidance as it pertains to quarantines, contact tracing, and testing.

    Current guidance for a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student or staff member recommends that staff and the guardians of all students sharing a classroom with that student be notified and all such students and staff convert to a remote-learning format for a period of at least 2 weeks (14 days). The District will reach out to impacted guardians and staff to assist them in accessing testing options available to them.


    Download our 2020/21 Early Childhood Education Plan