March 17, 2020 (8:45 a.m.)
Roanoke-Benson CUSD 60 Families,
The administration will remain committed to the health and safety of our students and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been in constant contact with the Governor’s Office, Illinois State Board of Education, Centers for Disease Control, and the Woodford County Health Department. We will remain in communication with you providing new information as it becomes available.
The Illinois State Board of Education revised E-Learning for all Illinois schools. The most significant revisions prohibit Illinois schools from taking attendance or grading student work throughout what they term as “Act of God Days”. Within those mandated parameters, Roanoke-Benson CUSD 60 will engage our students online with educational resources and content to ensure the best possible educational continuum utilizing our teacher’s talents in conjunction with the technology. Materials from school will not be required to engage in Roanoke-Benson E-Learning 1.0.
Roanoke-Benson E-Learning 1.0 will begin on Monday, March 30. Our teachers will post activities no later than 9:00 a.m. and remain available via email and learning platforms until 2:00 p.m. I have attached a document from our Director of Technology, Mike Oliveri, who has created step-by-step instructions. The document is attached to this correspondence includes resources for families who do not have access to technology. Please email your child’s teacher if you have questions related to content. Email Mike Oliveri at firstname.lastname@example.org for all technical questions.
• All Roanoke-Benson CUSD 60 facilities will remain closed throughout the closures.
• We refer to E-Learning as 1.0 because the process and procedures our staff are creating this week will evolve. We will survey our parents following the pandemic in an effort to improve E-Learning.
• All extra-curricular activities are postponed throughout the closure.
• IHSA ticket refunds will occur once the recommendation regarding public gatherings has been modified. Do not discard your ticket(s).
Once again, please see the attached document regarding information on student access to E-Learning 1.0 and how to navigate various learning platforms.
We will communicate updates as they become available and appreciate the kind words of support and prayers from our community.
Thomas J. Welsh
Roanoke-Benson CUSD 60
Attachment: Parent E-Learning Technology Letter