Remote Learning Program

Updated: March 31, 04:45 PM

On Tuesday, March 31, Governor Pritzker extended the “stay at home” restrictions for Illinois residents through the end of April. Arlyn School and Arlyn Transition will remain closed to students through at least Thursday, April 30. However, school is “open” virtually, and we will continue implementing our Remote Learning Plan on weekdays for the month of April. Please review the school schedule below.

School days will follow a regular schedule every day. There is no shortened schedule for Wednesday.

Plans for remote learning are currently being implemented. It is likely that plans will change as we adapt to unforeseen situations. Instructions and details will appear here as they become available. Please check back often for information about Arlyn’s Remote Learning plan.


EXPECTATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING DURING REMOTE LEARNING DAYS

The expectations below are intended to provide structure to a new and unanticipated circumstance. The goal of Remote Learning is to maintain a level of consistency and support for students over an extended period when student attendance on campus is not an option.

We ask that all stakeholders be flexible during this difficult process. We expect teachers to be flexible around student challenges, technical difficulties, deadlines, and grading. We ask that students be flexible regarding technical difficulties and teacher response times. Parents, we greatly appreciate your patience and partnership with Arlyn staff as we work together to figure out how to best move learning forward.

With everyone working together, we can make the best of a very unique situation for the good of the students and their learning.

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Students are expected to maintain appropriate communication during remote learning days, and at all times. Communication is logged.
  • Students must check their Arlyn email account each morning by 8:00 a.m. and review assigned work and make a plan for the day. Logins are monitored automatically.
  • Check in with your homeroom teachers’s Homeroom page on Google Docs.
  • Assignments must be turned in each day for the purpose of taking attendance.
  • Respond to your Case Manager by 8:00 a.m. so your teacher knows you have a plan for that day.
  • If you are ill and cannot work on a day, your parent or guardian must contact the school as usual. Any work due will be made up per teacher instructions.
  • If you receive individualized services such as Occupational Therapy, or Speech Language Therapy, follow the plan given to you by your clinician.
  • Students should communicate with teachers about daily and long-term assignments via email or Google Classrooms or Docs.
  • For daily assignments, in order to give teachers time to respond, students must communicate questions about those assignments during the times listed below.
  • Students must complete assignments and submit daily check-in requirements to teachers via the requested format (Google Classroom, Google Docs, email, etc.) by the end of 8th Period (Middle School 9th Period). Teachers will take attendance based on the work you turn in for daily requirements.

FAQ

Question: “How can I communicate with my teachers and therapist?”

Answer: “Teachers and Clinicians will be available by email throughout the day and will respond through identified electronic means.”


Question: “I have ELA with Mr. Ward first period, when should I email him with a question about an assignment?”

Answer: “Mr. Ward will be responding to email regarding Period 1 ELA from 8:20 – 9:00.”


Question: “How will my teachers know to mark me present for a class?”

Answer: “You should email your homeroom teacher by 8:10 each morning to let them know you have a plan for the day. Teachers may ask you to join a shared Google Doc during the designated class time.”



Class Schedule – Subject to Change

Students should follow their schedule while working at home.

Daily School Schedule

8:00 – 8:20Check In
8:20 – 9:00Period 1  
9:00 – 9:40Period 2
9:40 – 10:20Period 3
10:20 – 11:00Period 4
11:00 – 11:20Check In
11:20 – 11:40Lunch
11:40 – 12:20Period 6
12:20 – 1:00Period 7
1:00 – 1:40Period 8
1:40 – 2:20Period 5 (Advisory)

Middle School Schedule

Please refer to the individual schedules that were emailed to you for specific classes.

8:00 – 8:20Check In
8:20 – 9:00Period 8
9:00 – 9:40Period 2
9:40 – 10:20Period 3
10:20 – 11:00Period 4
11:00 – 11:20Check In
11:20 – 11:40Lunch
11:40 – 12:20Period 5
12:20 – 1:00Period 7
1:00 – 1:40Period 9
1:40 – 2:20Period 6 (Advisory)

TEACHER EXPECTATIONS

  • Post and publish course work on Google Docs, Classroom, or email by 8:00 a.m. daily.
  • Assignments should be meaningful yet manageable for a student’s total workload.
  • Indicate the method for students to turn in the assignment electronically. Recognize that students may not have printers at home.
  • Include due dates on all assignments. Be clear to students how assignments will impact their grade.
  • Respond to email messages from students on a timely basis.
  • Communicate with students and administrators with any concerns about attendance and progress.
  • Take class attendance daily.

CLINICIAN EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide individual, group, and parent/family counseling as indicated on IEPs.
  • Groups will be conducted online or by other means.
  • Maintain contact with students and families.
  • Be available for check-ins as needed.
  • Monitor student participation in Remote Learning through regular email contact.