The end of snow days? Oswego 308 Board to hear presentation on e-learning plan for emergency days

Snow days might look different for Oswego School District 308 students.

During the Sept. 27 meeting of the Board of Education, members will be presented with a plan proposing e-learning for students in lieu of emergency days, such as snow days or unforeseen school closures.

The plan, according to the district’s administration proposal, would follow the “Guiding Principals” of access for all students, with a minimum of five clock hours of instruction or school work.

Early childhood students would have class from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in the A.M. session, and from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. in the P.M. session with time for choice and skill boards in social emotional learning (SEL), math, literacy, language group/social skills, fine motor/gross motor learning, and related service choice boards for students who receive special education related services. Teachers would prepare five days of lessons and choice boards to be sent home with all students.

Elementary students would have class from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with time for lunch, with time for SEL, English Language Arts/Social Studies, Art, Math, Music (and a snack), Science, and Physical Education. Teachers would prepare five days of lessons and choice boards to be placed in students’ AVID binders (K-5).

Junior high and high school students would attend school through Google Meets, following a shortened class schedule. Junior high students’ days would run from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., while high school students would be in class from 7:20 a.m. until 12:20 p.m.

Following Monday’s Board of Education meeting, a public hearing and a vote are planned for the Oct. 12 meeting of the Board of Education. If approved by the board, the proposal would be sent to the Regional Office of Education for approval Oct. 13, after which the plan would be sent to staff, students, parents and the public.

The Oswego School District 308 Board of Education will meet at 7:15 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Oswego East High School Performing Arts Center.

Shea Lazansky

Shea Lazansky

Oswego native, photographer and writer for Kendall County Now