Summary of 2020-21 Return to Learning Plan Options
Focus: To safely open schools including extracurricular activities for the 2020-2021 school year and respond accordingly during the year.
- We believe that our staff members are our most valuable asset to increase student educational outcomes. In-Person instruction is our goal if at all possible.
- All efforts shall be made, to the greatest extent possible, to adhere to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Board of Education and Madison County Health Department guidelines to avoid cancellations or mandated closures.
- Health guidelines will guide decisions to establish a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff, and families as we navigate the ever-evolving COVID 19 pandemic.
Collinsville CUSD #10 is creating THREE plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Any of the plans may be implemented throughout the school year based on the current context of Madison County health data, including COVID confirmed positive cases, presumptive positive cases, and our COVID positivity rate, and any statewide mandates to which the District may be subject, including but not limited to any Executive Orders of the Governor which may be in place at the time.
Return to Learn at 100% Capacity – All students and staff will attend five days a week with PPE and social distancing guidelines in place to the greatest extent possible. This may require an altered school day (i.e. potentially adjusting the beginning or end of the day schedule). Accommodations will be made for our students who are immunocompromised. Face coverings are not required to be worn outside and these spaces will be utilized to allow for time outside when the weather permits. Our maximum capacity in any one space is 50 total individuals to the extent possible.
Return to Learn Blended Remote at approximately 50% Capacity* – Students will be divided into two groups with a split schedule:. Half of the students will have a Tuesday/Thursday in-school schedule and the other half will attend in-person on Wednesday/Friday. Monday will be remote learning for all. Students are divided alphabetically so families within the same household are on the same schedule. When students are attending in-person, the same health and safety protocols designated for full capacity will be in place. Note: This may require an altered school day (i.e. adjusting the beginning/end of the day schedule).
*Students who receive Special Education services, are enrolled in the district’s Pre-Kindergarten and Early Childhood Education programs, and/or those students who receive English Language Learning (ELL) services will be given priority to attend DAILY to meet each student’s academic and social emotional needs as outlined by state guidance.
Return to Learn Remote Only* – If a COVID-19 outbreak occurs within CUSD #10/Madison County, and we are required to close our buildings for a set amount of time, we will automatically shift to a full remote learning option until we can resume In-Person learning.
In addition, Collinsville CUSD #10 is providing parents a strictly REMOTE ONLY OPTION for the 20-21 school year.* This designation may be selected during on-line registration and cannot be changed until a quarter, trimester or semester concludes depending on the students grade level and/or course load.
*Please note: There are two situations where Remote Learning is not entirely possible: Collinsville Area Vocational Center is not an option for Remote Learning as we have specific guidelines from the state that require hands-on learning outcomes for Career and Technical Education and they will meet four days a week Tuesday – Friday. Also, Behind-the-Wheel Driver’s Education must be done in person with the required face coverings per ISBE/IDPH.
Additional Important Information:
- State guidance continues to evolve. As this occurs, district plans, practices and procedures will evolve throughout the school year. Regular communication will be provided to parents throughout the school year.
- Regardless of the setting for the upcoming school year, ALL students will be provided a 1:1 device in grades K-12. Daily attendance is expected, grades will be taken and curriculum will include review of previously covered content and new content to ensure students progress and grow throughout the school year.
- The district is partnering with CMT YMCA to allow families access to Y Club (before and after school services) regardless if student attendance is daily, blended, or remote. Information is available on the www.kahoks.org website under Before & After School Program or the CMT YMCA website at: https://gwrymca.org/locations/collinsville-maryville-troy-ymca/after-school-enrichment-program-cmt-ymca
(Published July 15, 2020/Full Plan Document Updated 7/29/20)
Beginning of Year Plan & Schedule
Special Education and Related Services