Mt. Vernon Township High School District #201
Mt. Vernon High School staff have developed a plan for e-learning days as required by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Please address questions or concerns regarding the following guidelines to Mr. Rowdy Fatheree. These guidelines are subject to change as E-Learning Days may be modified or amended by ISBE.
1. E-learning will allow students to continuE-learning when school is on a
modified schedule due to inclement weather or other emergency day.
2. Students will be required to log on via Google Classroom, Google Meet, or
another platform to their specific classes during their specific days/times
assigned for E-learning. Students that do not have internet access will be
able to check out an internet hotspot; first come-first serve as quantities allow.
Tech Services will be available during the school day to provide tech support to
both students and teachers.
3. E-learning days count as attendance days for the purposes of the
school calendar. Therefore during the term of the modified schedule the
E-learning days wouldn’t be added to the end of the school calendar. Attendance will be taken daily for each period by 3:00pm. Teachers will communicate specific expectations for attendance for each period.
4. On E-learning days, teachers will communicate with students using their
Google Classroom and any other preferred methods of communication.
Assignments will be posted online and other resources available to assist in
completion of work to continue student learning.
5. Teachers will be available to answer questions during their conference
period each school day. Teachers will
communicate with parents and students on the specific times they are
available. Teachers will be checking their email, Google Classroom
accounts and other approved communication platforms on a regular basis to
assure that students' questions are addressed in a timely manner.
6. During E-learning days students will have assignments for all their
7. Teachers are aware that each student’s family may have special
circumstances and that unexpected events may occur. If your family has a
unique circumstance, please communicate with your teacher so we can work
with you to solve the problem.
8. Students should reach out to their assigned School Counselor, Social
Worker, or IEP Case Manager if they have special needs to address.
9. Students with IEP and/or Section 504 accommodations or other special
needs will have assignments in accordance with their individualized
A. Students and/or their families will be contacted by their IEP Case Manager to collectively develop an Individualized (E) Learning Plans to address how IEP services, goals, and accommodations will best be addressed for each individual student. Some programs/services may not be available through E-learning, such as STEP Work Program.
B. When an E-learning day assignment plan cannot completely replicate an in-session school day, efforts will be made to provide the support needed for particular students. For instance, if reading is a challenge for a student and the student has online access, the teacher may assign tasks on sites that will read text aloud.
C. All procedural safeguards remain in place and may be obtained through any one of the following methods:
-email Megan Clodi
Passive Consent for OnlinE-learning
Dear Parent or Guardian:
When school is in session, your child may participate in various instructional groups with other students led by teachers and related services staff. The staff will deliver specialized services to your child through various means, which may include an online meeting platform, specifically Google Meets or Google Hangouts. Please note:
If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation in online instruction, please contact your child’s teacher.
In preparation for E-learning days, teachers have been asked to:
During E-learning days, all teachers are asked to: