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Galesburg District 205 Will Start School Year with Virtual E-Learning

Return to Learn Plan 2020-2021

The Galesburg CUSD #205 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 Return to School plan on July 23, 2020. While the District recognizes the critical need for our students to return to learning in the fall, their greatest priority is the health and safety of our students and staff. For this reason, ​Galesburg #205 will be adapting a fully virtual E-Learning format for the first five weeks of school​. The District will evaluate the status of the learning format and make changes in a timely manner as circumstances change. After the first five weeks, as facts and conditions regarding COVID-19 evolve,we will modify the number of students on site and frequency of attendance as needed.The District recognizes that some of our most vulnerable students will not thrive in an E-Learning environment. As a result, individually identified students will be brought to school to receive direct instruction in a small group setting.

“The Board, after a great amount of debate, finally settled on five weeks of remote e-learning and then we will make a decision after that. We had different surveys going out, we had focus groups, committees, definitely a lot of different input from people. We feel good about that. We feel like the process was followed to try and get as many different opinions in as we could and like everybody else, we are trying to get ourselves educated. Our students will start school Tuesday, September 8th. We will be having some students coming on for face to face, but those are very specific circumstances. Mostly IEP and Special Education related,” Superintendent Dr. John Asplund states.

The parent/guardian of the student will receive specific instructions from their school.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

●Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be available July 27-August 21, 2020.

●The first date of student attendance for E-Learning will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. ​Note change from original district calendar.

●There will be no paper packets provided to students as was done during last school year. If you received a paper pack last spring, you will not be receiving a paper packet this year.

●Information regarding wifi accessibility will be provided at a later date.

●The detailed District #205 Return to Learn plan will be made available in the near future.SAVE THE DATE Galesburg CUSD #205 will host open houses on the following dates for each building. More detailed information will be provided in a follow up email.

Wednesday, September 2, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m​.

Silas Willard Elementary, Steele Elementary, Galesburg High School, Galesburg High School North

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

King Elementary, Lombard Middle School, Churchill Junior High School

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