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St. Elmo Jr./Sr. High School School Year 20-21 Information
Brian Garrard
Friday, July 31, 2020

Here are some details regarding the upcoming school year at the Jr./Sr. High School

- The Jr./Sr. High School will be dismissing at 2:35 p.m. until further notice. 

- Doors will open at 8:00 a.m.  Students will not be allowed in the building before 8:00 a.m.  

- Students will report directly to their assigned WIN time classroom upon entering the building.

- Breakfast and WIN time are being combined.  Breakfast and WIN time will run from 8:05 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

- Breakfast will be in the classrooms.

- First Hour will start at 8:48 a.m.

 - St. Elmo Jr./Sr. High School will be running a hybrid schedule until further notice.  This hybrid schedule allows us to better manage social distancing requirements and contact tracing.  It will also give us an opportunity to better implement remote learning.  The entire student body will be divided into two groups.  While one group is at school doing in-person learning, the other group will remain at home and be doing remote learning.  For example, students in Group A might be doing in-person learning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and remote learning on Tuesday and Thursday, while students in group B would be doing remote learning on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and in-person learning on Tuesday and Thursday.  The following week, the groups would switch.  On shortened four day weeks, each group would have two in-person learning days and two remote learning days.  Actual grades will be given for remote learning, just as if the student were doing in-person instruction.  Groups and the A/B calendar for the first semester will be announced after registration is complete.

 - The first day of school for students in group A will be August 20.    The first day of school for students in group B will be August 21.

- We will be using the August 20 and August 21 dates to train students on how to use Google Classroom, Gmail, etc. for the purposes of remote learning.  It will be important for your student to be at school for this training on his/her assigned day so that the remote learning process can function more smoothly.

 - Breakfast on August 20 and August 21 will run from 8:00 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.  

 - WIN time/Breakfast will start on August 24 (8:05 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.) with First Hour starting at 8:48 a.m.

 - The entire COVID school situation is very fluid.  This information represents the status of school at this point and time.  Updates will be provided if/when new guidelines/information becomes available to us.  We are anticipating that at some point during the first semester we will be directed by the local health department, IDPH and/or the governors office to transition to a full remote learning model for all students for a period of time.   Our hybrid A/B schedule will allow our students and staff to become better prepared for this possible transition to full remote learning.