District #95 Chooses Remote Learning option

District #95 Chooses Remote Learning option
District #95 Chooses Remote Learning optionCiting students' and staff safety, the Carbondale Elementary School District #95 Board of Education decided to re-open school in full Remote Learning Mode.
That means that students will be taught off-site, led in instruction by their teachers.
Every student in the district will be supplied with a Chromebook and home-based wifi connectivity.
Details about the full Remote Learning Plan will be shared in the next few weeks.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19.
Click here for a copy of the District's Return To School Plan 2020.
Here is a copy of the letter shared with District families:



Friday,  July 24, 2020


District #95 Students to Start School in Full Remote Learning Model

Dear Parents:


At last night’s Board of Education meeting, district administrators shared details of the 2020 Return to School Plan. That plan included three options for opening school under Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan. Administrators shared how the district would implement each option. The Carbondale Elementary School District Board of Education voted to approve the plan and discussed the learning models.  Overall, the consensus was that starting the 2020-2021 school year in a Full Remote Learning Model was the best option.  This means district students will be educated off-site, led in remote instruction by their teachers. 


The district will supply each student with a Chromebook and wifi access at home and internet connectivity / technical assistance, if needed. Staff is currently reaching out to families to ensure access is provided. If internet access is needed for your family, please contact the district office. In addition, the technology department is developing a distribution plan for Chromebooks. More information will be provided in the coming days on how and when students can pick up their Chromebooks. 


In addition, district action teams for instruction have started to create tools for each grade level to help students, parents and staff implement the Full Remote Learning Model in a rigorous way. Resources will include daily student schedules, teacher commitments to daily instruction, student and parent expectations and more. Student schedules are also being developed.


The district is working with the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois and the Carbondale Park District to determine child care options for families.  More information will be shared when those plans are solidified. 


Please register your Returning Student if you have not done so already. (New Kindergartners register on July 30 and 31 and New Students on August 3 and 4.)  You can access online registration from the Tyler portal on the front page of the District’s website (https://www.ces95.org).


Yours in education,

Daniel L. Booth

Superintendent of Schools

Carbondale Elementary School District #95