DPS Remote Learning
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced that remote learning will occur for the duration of the suspension of in-person instruction, as directed by our governing systems through April 30th, 2020. As a result, districts must develop instructional remote learning to allow for student engagement and continuity of instruction. Students that do not have a technology device at home had the opportunity to pick up their school assigned iPad. If you need to pick up your child's iPad or need your child's grade level non-digital printouts, contact your school office.
The remote learning designation allows school districts to not extend the school year calendar due to school closures. During the COVID-19 Emergency, all previously noted “Act of God Days,” Remote Learning Planning Days, and Remote Learning Days in Illinois will count as actual days of student attendance.
The primary purpose of remote learning is to provide social emotional support, continue instruction and provide opportunities to improve a student’s academic standing. We recognize that students and staff alike will have distractions in this remote learning environment, and we simply ask that everyone engage to the best of their abilities.
Remote Learning Effective April 13, 2020 through the End of School Year
Pre K Remote Learning Links
Kindergarten Remote Learning Links
1st Grade Remote Learning Links
2nd Grade Remote Learning Links
3rd Grade Remote Learning Links
4th Grade Remote Learning Links
5th Grade Remote Learning Links
6th Grade Remote Learning Links
Middle & High School Remote Learning Links
Remote Learning Plan Round 2
Continuous Learning Packets Round 1
Student iPad Information:
All Returning students will be able to keep your iPad for the summer.
If you need any IT support, please submit a Help Desk ticket at www.dps61.org/help.
Please keep track of your iPad and charger. if you do not actively use your device, store it in a secure location.
Take care of your iPad and charger, then school resumes in the fall, this will be your assigned iPad.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: iPad collection will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Each high school will communicate specific details.
INCOMING FRESHMAN: Bring your 8th grade iPad and charger to Freshman Orientation (dates TBA).
INCOMING SDMS 7th GRADERS: Bring your 6th grade iPad and charger to SDMS on the first day of school (August 2020).
STUDENTS MOVING TO A NEW SCHOOL: Bring your iPad to be returned and you will be issued a device for that school.