Return to School FAQ - Remote Learning
We have updated our FAQ to focus on the Remote Learning for All Plan for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Please find the answers to frequently asked questions below. We will update the FAQ as new information becomes available. Thank you for your patience as we continue to plan for the return to school in the fall.
Please refer to the Remote Learning for All plan for extensive information.
New information/updates are indicated with the most current date stamp.
Does my student need to be online every school day?
Yes, all students are expected to be present online for all remote learning days. Attendance will be taken per school procedures.
Can I change my attendance decision once school has started?
Parents will need to select the mode of attendance for each child. Each school has an in-person and Lisle Virtual Academy (100% online) attendance option.
The attendance decision is a commitment for:
- Grades K-5 - the first trimester (through November 6)
Grades 6-12 - the first semester (through December 20)
In order to plan for the upcoming school year and secure the class lists for in-person and online groups, families will not be able to change their attendance decision once an option is selected. We will reevaluate options at the end of the first trimester and will communicate with families at that time.
Due to program and staffing requirements, the junior high and high school families will not be able to change the decision from in-person to Lisle Virtual Academy or from Lisle Virtual Academy to in-person after August 7. We will reevaluate the options for the spring semester in late November and will communicate with families at that time.
How will attendance be taken each day during Remote Learning?
Each school will take attendance based on their schedules. If a student will not be present during Remote Learning, a parent must call the attendance line to communicate the child's absence and reason for the absence.
What is the Kindergarten Schedule for this year?
Will lunch service be available during Remote Learning?
Aramark will be providing lunch service for all Lisle students. Sack lunches will be available for pick up on Monday and Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm at Lisle Senior High School. Two lunches will be provided on Monday and three lunches will be provided on the Wednesday pick up. Families will need to bring each student’s lunch ID card in order to purchase a lunch. Lunch cards will be distributed during the materials pick up for your student. Charges for lunch will be posted to the student’s My School Bucks account. No cash will be accepted for lunches at this time.
Will grading and course loads be the same as they were after the 2020 Spring Break?
The fall online learning will look more like the regular school year than the spring did. Both in-building and online learning will have the same expectations around curriculum and assessments. Students will be expected to be engaged in learning activities and progress will be evaluated.
What is the Kindergarten Schedule for this year?
What is the schedule for the beginning of the year?
With many new procedures, protocols and instructional shifts being necessary for this school year, the District has decided to delay the first day of school to Wednesday, August 26th. The calendar will be as follows:
- August 26: First day of school for Remote Learning for All and Lisle Virtual Academy
- September 7: Labor Day, No School
*PreK specific information will be sent separately.
Why is the High School Virtual Academy being offered through Edgenuity instead of being taught by Lisle CUSD 202 teachers?
Based on the minor interest in the Virtual Academy by High School parents and the limited number of staff in each subject area, the School District cannot provide direct instruction for both in-person (eventual) and virtual options. However, a Lisle 202 staff member will support the students and facilitate the online learning experience. Families who wish to stay in remote learning, even in when in-person instruction resumes, should choose the Lisle Virtual Academy.
What does the Edgenuity program look like for High School students?
Will students be provided a device?
All students will be provided devices. PK-1 students will be provided iPads and students in grades 2-12 will receive Chromebooks.
If my child participates in the Lisle Virtual Academy (100% online learning), will they have to continue virtual learning for the entire school year?
Commitment to the selected instructional model is for the first semester for junior high and high school and after the first trimester for elementary, but we strongly encourage students to remain in the instructional model chosen at the start of the school year. If a family wishes to change the selected instructional model at semester/trimester, the school will work with the family to facilitate a change. Families who wish to stay in remote learning even in when in-person instruction resumes, should choose the Lisle Virtual Academy.
Will remote and online learning look different than what was implemented after Spring Break?
Will Physical Education, Art and Music be offered at the elementary level during remote instruction?
Yes. Students will have one “special” that includes direct live teaching and independent activities.
What supports will families receive for remote learning?
We will continue to support our families in remote learning. We have resources posted on our website and continually update these to meet the needs of families. We will also be working with our teachers and Educational Partners to provide as much support as possible as parents help students at home with schoolwork.
How are you planning to provide Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Services remotely?
Special education-related services will be provided in a similar manner to last spring with synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Information will be shared prior to the beginning of school.
Will High School students participate in fall sports?
Will Junior High sports run as usual?
IESA announced that most fall sports are cancelled in the interest of the safety of our student athletes. Lisle Jr. High will not offer fall sports in alignment with the conference. They have not made a decision on any other seasons at this time.
What is the daily schedule for each school?
Specific daily schedules are being finalized and will be posted in the coming weeks.
Will visitors be permitted in the school buildings?
Non-essential visitors and guests will not be allowed in the school buildings at this time including commercial food delivery services (Door Dash, GrubHub, etc.)
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
What if I have additional questions?
We ask for your patience as we work through the details of planning for the fall. Please be sure to visit the Return to School FAQ often as it is updated daily to reflect new information as it becomes available. If you have feedback or questions for the District, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!