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2021-2022 School Year


The Rock Island-Milan School District #41 will be fully open for the 2021-2022 school year on the first day of school, Monday, August 2, five days per week for the full school day. Fall sports and extracurricular activities will take place in accordance with Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) health and safety mandates. 


Tutoring Request for Home Instruction
There is no Remote Learning option available. Remote Learning is ONLY available for students who medically qualify. Requirements are:
  • student is ineligible for a vaccine or not vaccinated;
  • AND student is under district required quarantine.
A Tutoring Request for Home/Hospital Instruction form must be completed for Remote Learning in RIMSD #41.


Register your child for the 2021-2022 School Year here.

Chromebooks and chargers need to be returned to the school before the school year ends (last day is May 28). 
Here is a partial list of Chromebook/charger return dates and times: 
  • Earl Hanson Elementary:  Chromebook/charger return on May 24 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Students can hold onto the case at home as they can reuse it next year. 
  • Eugene Field Elementary: Students to return Chromebooks/chargers on May 24.
  • Frances Willard Elementary: In-person students return chromebooks/chargers on Monday, May 24 and Remote students must return devices Tuesday, May 25 from 1:00-3:00 and Wednesday, May 26 between 7:45-10:00.
  • Longfellow Liberal Arts: Chromebook/charger collection May 25, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Rock Island Academy: In-Person students are to bring Chromebook/charger and leave them here in the building the entire last week of school (May 24 - 28). All others (Remote Learners) need to have Chromebook turned in by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 26th.
  • Rock Island Center for Math & Science: Remote students to Chromebook on Monday, May 24 from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Jr. High / High School
  • Edison Jr. HIgh: Chromebook collection begins May 25. 
What is Remote Learning?
Remote learning for instruction involves providing students with State and/or District approved, standards-aligned curriculum in an online/virtual environment. RIMSD will use Google Classroom (preK-12). PreK and K will have the option of using Choice Boards until Google Classroom training is completed with students and parents/guardians. Materials will be provided for both staff and students.
What is Blended Learning?
Under Phase 3 and 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, school districts may begin in-person learning, following guidelines from the IDPH, ISBE and the local Health Department. Rock Island-Milan Public Schools has developed an instruction plan to allow for a combination of remote (online) and in-person learning for our students. This is called a Blended Learning Plan.
All students in the Blended Learning format will participate in district-wide Remote Learning days (Wednesday). On each Wednesday, all students will have at least one live lesson from teachers, that is done remotely, and have the opportunity to ask questions, seek clarification, etc.


Blended Learning Start and End Student Times (in-person):

  • PreK:

    • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) AM program: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.; PM program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

    • Preschool for All (PFA) AM program: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.; PM program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

    • Head Start (HS):
      • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for full day session

      • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for part-day session (or 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. depending on busing)

  • Elementary Grades K-6: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Jr. High Grades 7-8: 8:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

  • Thurgood Marshall Learning Center: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • High School: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Important Note: No individual outside of the RIMSD staff member conducting the remote lesson, is able to record any virtual session. Parents may not record their child participating in an RIMSD Remote Session.