Staff and administrators at Homewood-Flossmoor High School are planning for students to return for in-person classes starting Feb. 2, if the numbers of COVID-19 positive cases in suburban Cook County drop significantly. Principal Jerry Anderson presented the program at the District 233 school board meeting on Dec. 15. To determine[Read More…]
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1569 into law to provide support for educators, students and families. The purpose of the law, according to a news release from the governor’s office, is to ensure Illinois school districts have the necessary tools to effectively carry out remote learning and other necessary[Read More…]
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday, April 17, that in-person learning in schools will not resume during the 2019-20 school year, with remote learning days to continue for all pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. “Our decisions must follow the science and the science says our students can’t go back[Read More…]
Moving to distance learning has been an all-hands-on-deck project at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, but administrators say the results have been remarkable. During the District 233 board meeting Tuesday, April 7, Nancy Spaniak, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, told board members: “The work has been nonstop. It’s been exhausting,[Read More…]
As the second week of remote learning comes to a close for Flossmoor School District 161, providing students with the tools they need to work from home has been a priority. The district’s remote learning plan went into effect March 16 and has been extended through April 30 in alignment[Read More…]
State Superintendent of Education Carmen I. Ayala declared on Friday that remote learning days will begin for schools statewide on March 31 and continue until in-person instruction can resume. As of now, the state’s stay-at-home order runs through April 7, although expectations are that schools will remain closed for the[Read More…]
All three school districts in Homewood and Flossmoor will be closed until April 3 in compliance with state mandated school closings in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Flossmoor District 161, Homewood District 153 and Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 each made announcements Friday to notify parents and students[Read More…]