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A special Welcome Back message from Dr. Lawrence! 

The Rock Island-Milan School District Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Lawrence's Return to Learn School Reopen plan for the 2020-21 school year. 
The Reopening plan calls for:
  • Keeping current school year calendar intact and beginning August 3rd with Full Remote Learning Plan (draft below)
  • Using August 3rd-5th as Remote Learning Planning Days
  • Students begin on August 6th with Full Remote Learning Plan
  • Students and staff transition to Blended Learning Plan (draft below) on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, pending city-wide health concerns
  • The district will follow all Governor, Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education regulations

Staff Online Resources Available for Continued Remote Learning
Please review these resources to assist yourself in the skills needed for Remote Learning possibilities. The resources are available on RIMnet and or as a PDF DOWNLOAD >>

In addition to your feedback about Remote Learning, we have also provided resources on a new State of IL curriculum requirement around LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Biusexual, Transgender, Queer). We have provided you ideas of ways you can begin planning for discussions with students around this topic. These are ONLY a sample of resources. There will be more to come and more you find on your own.

Lastly, we have provided resources around learning more about and ways to begin planning to speak with your students on Race and Equity. These are just some example resources. There will be more to come and more you find on your own.

In this full list of resources, you will see there are some labeled as REQUIRED for K-12 paras, Required for ALL paras, or Required for ALL staff. You will be given time when your contract resumes to complete the one noted as required. However, if you choose to do so early, you will then be able to use the time given when we are back in session for something of your choice. We are working with GCN to put the required videos in the online system so you receive credit for completion. PLEASE hold off on completing the required ones listed until you hear from the District that GCN is ready to deploy these required videos/webinars. You will have to complete the required ones in GCN and will receive actual hour credit/credit toward recertification. 

We encourage you to review any of the other resources that will assist you in planning for effective instruction in the future. We are only able to give actual hour credit or recertification credit for the videos that are required and will be placed into GCN. These are still great resources for your own continued learning.