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In-Person Learning to Resume on Monday, December 7th

Dear Dimmick Families,

Dimmick will resume in-person learning on Monday, December 7 and continue through Friday, December 18. Parents may either send their children with supplies on Monday or drop off them off in the main entrance foyer on Friday, December 4 between 1:45 and 4:00PM. Supplies dropped off on Friday must have the student’s name and grade clearly marked so staff can get the supplies to the appropriate classroom.

Students must have the pink, self-certification form completed and dated to board the bus each day. Forms must be shown to the driver before boarding and then students must turn them in to the staff at the symptom check stations before entering the school each day. Only 1 form per family is required.

PLEASE NOTE: Consequences for not having completed forms each day are as follows: 1st time: Parents will be notified, 2nd time: 5 days loss of bus privileges for the family, 3rd time: Loss of bus privileges for the remained of the trimester.

Students must wear appropriate masks while on the bus and in the school. Also, please be sure students are dressed appropriately for the weather as we will continue to go outside for recess to provide students opportunities to have a break from wearing their masks.

The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to perform symptom and temperature screenings for all students entering the building each day. If you or your child is exhibiting any Covid related symptoms or anyone in the family has tested positive or is awaiting the results of a COVID test, please keep them home, continue remote learning and notify the school as soon as possible. Accurate information reported by parents ensures that we can follow the necessary protocols enabling us to continue to offer in-person learning.

If your child is remote learning, they are required to participate in learning sessions that meet ISBE requirements. Sessions will include a blend of live, recorded, and digital lessons. Parental guidance and assistance may be required to support younger learners participating in remote learning.

  • Students need to complete 5 hours of learning each day to count as a full school day for attendance.

  • Scheduled sessions will be incorporated into the weekly schedule to ensure all students remain on track with their in-person learning peers.

  • Parents electing for remote learning are expected to ensure their child is actively participating each day school is in session. Active participation means:

  1. Students connect and follow the regular schedule each day school is in session.

  2. Students must have a location that is quiet, distraction free, conducive to learning and ensures a “School Appropriate” setting for anything that can be seen or heard through the device.

  3. Parents ensure students are engaged in the learning activities developed by the teachers.

  4. Parents ensure children are following all school rules, dress codes, etc. while remote learning.

  5. Students are expected to complete all assigned work or activities on time.

  6. Contact the school office if your child is experiencing technological issues.

  7. All district rules and expectations remain in effect during remote learning. Students are subject to disciplinary action for disrupting the remote learning environment to the same extent that discipline would be imposed for disruption of the regular classroom

  • All courses will be graded according to the student handbook.

  • Assignments will be linked via Google Classroom (3-8) or SeeSaw (K-2).

  • Special education, 504 and RtI support will be provided.

  • Lessons created by the teacher are assigned to students for supporting student learning. No session may be recorded, shared, reproduced, or published in any manner without the teacher’s permission.

  • Devices will be provided for those who need them.

  • If parents cannot afford internet service, options are available. Please contact the school and we will provide a list of providers/options.

  • Students who do not participate through in-person or remote learning without a valid excuse will result in an unexcused absence. Unexcused absences more than 10% will result in a referral to the truancy officer.

Winter break will remain as originally scheduled, Saturday, December 19 through Sunday, January 3. We plan to resume in-person learning on Monday, January 4, 2021. Should conditions change that warrant a shift to remote learning we will be sure to notify Dimmick families in a timely manner.

I hope you and your families had a nice Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing students back in school on Monday.

Thank you for your continued support!

Mr. Ryan Linnig


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