In-Person Learning Gallery
On February 8, 2021, District 91 welcomed back Preschool, Kindergarten, third and sixth grade students for in-person instruction for the first time since late March of 2020. The forecast that day: a high of only 8 degrees with snow in the afternoon! On February 17, 2021, District 91 welcomed back students in the first, fourth and seventh grades. Snow on the ground that day: Over 20 inches!
In January 2021, District 91 did a survey of all families to determine the level of interest in returning to the classroom versus remote learning, which had been in place for almost a year. The survey revealed families were evenly split between sending their children back for in-person learning and staying with the remote model. Dr. Louis Cavallo, Superintendent of Schools, working with the Board of Education and the Forest Park Teachers Association (FPTA), created a detailed plan for the return to in-person instruction that included very strict guidelines for keeping students, teachers and staff safe: practicing safe distancing, washing hands, and wearing a mask at all times. The custodial staff worked extra shifts to insure classrooms, hallways, and restrooms were always clean and sanitized.
Administrators and teachers worked tirelessly to prepare for the return to in-person instruction knowing they would be teaching in a hybrid environment, working not only with students in the classroom but also with those students continuing to learn remotely.
Here are photos from that First Day (February 8) for Preschool, Kindergarten, third and sixth graders.
Just added. More photos from the First Day (February 17) for first, fourth and seventh graders.
Just added. More photos from the First Day (February 22) for second, fifth and eighth graders. ENJOY!!