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Remote Learning Plan

4/23/2020

Dear School District 189 Families:
 
This message includes key information about two important notices: Internet access and remote learning.
 
If you do not currently have Internet service, please contact Charter Cable at 1-844-488-8395. Low income families in the Charter service area will have internet access equipment mailed to them within 48 hours if they call and make the request. After 2 months, these families must submit proof of their income status to continue to receive free internet. More details can be found here: 
 
Your family's experiences with Remote Learning are very important to us.  We invite you to complete a brief survey that will take just a few moments of your time. Click here to begin: 
 
Thank you.

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4/13/2020

Dear Parents and Students of School District 189,

We are happy to announce our official first week of Remote Learning.  It began with a good turnout of student participation today. Teachers are communicating with families by email, Remind, Class DOJO, and, when able, by phone.  

In case you have not heard, Remote Learning is education that happens outside of the traditional classroom because students and teachers are separated by distance.  The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) declared that all school days until April 30th are Remote Learning (student attendance) days. ISBE also issued guidance with respect to teacher, student and parent responsibilities for Remote Learning. 

All students in School District 189 are required to participate in Remote Learning.  If you have not heard from your child’s teachers, please reach out to that teacher or principal by email. (Principal emails and school closure phone numbers can be found on our district website.)  Based on state guidance, students who do not participate in Remote Learning will be asked to complete assignments when they return, whether it is this school year or summer school.

Students who do not participate and engage in remote learning activities will receive an incomplete.  Those students will have 6 weeks upon their return to school to make up the work. All work must be completed by June 1, 2020 or during Summer School scheduled for June 8-30, 2020.  Grades will not decrease provided the student participates in Remote Learning.  Incompletes will be changed into a grade at the end of the 6 week make-up period.  All Seniors MUST complete remote learning activities to ensure they meet graduation requirements by May 2020. 

We want all of our students to be ready for success when schools reopen!  This happens when students engage in daily academic activities.


Please go to our website for more information about the School District 189 Remote Learning Plan.  To read more about the ISBE Remote Learning Recommendations, please go to https://www.isbe.net/Documents/RL-Recommendations-3-27-20.pdf.  Please email QUESTIONS@ESTL189.COM if you have questions.

 

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School District 189 Remote Learning Plan - April 1, 2020

Content for this document is based on Illinois State Board of Education Remote Learning Recommendations and collaboration with Illinois Federation of Teachers Local 1220 and has been modified for use in School District 189.

PRINTABLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 189 REMOTE LEARNING PLAN   PLAN DE APRENDIZAJE REMOTO

East St Louis School District 189 Vision

Students in East St Louis School District 189 are supported physically, socially, and emotionally in a safe and nurturing environment to achieve academic success that prepares them for college, the workforce, and citizenship in the 21st century.

East St Louis School District 189 Mission

The Mission of School District 189 is to cultivate the potential in every student to thrive as a global citizen by inspiring a love of learning and civic engagement, by challenging and supporting every student to achieve academic excellence, and by embracing the full richness of our community.

Purpose

East St. Louis School District 189 (ESTL189) continues its commitment to provide students with physical, social and emotional support so that each child may reach the full potential of their academic success, even when unexpected circumstances force the closure of school.  In response to Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) recommendations and Illinois State Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Orders, the district has developed a remote learning plan to meet the learning needs of our students during this unprecedented and uncertain time.

The ESTL 189 Remote Learning Plan is designed to accomplish three goals.

  1. Ensure all students have opportunities to continue learning that focuses on critical standards for success in the current and coming school year.
  2. Minimize instructional loss while maximizing resources available to students and teachers.
  3. Provide students and families with routines, structures and supports to meet academic and social-emotional needs.

Definition of Remote Learning by ISBE

Remote learning is learning that happens outside of the traditional classroom because the student and teacher are separated by distance and/or time. Remote learning can be real-time or flexibility timed, and it may or may not involve technology. Real-time, technology-infused remote learning may be appropriate for one district, while flexibly timed instruction without technology is the right choice for another. Other districts might find that a plan including a blend of real-time, flexibly timed, technological, and non-technological options is the best fit for its students and families.

Remote Learning Plan

Roles in Supporting Remote Learning

The Remote Learning Plan only works if everyone is involved and participates.  

STAKEHOLDER RESPONSIBILITIES

District Responsibilities

  • Develop thoughtful, accessible remote learning plans using stakeholder input, when possible.
  • Support schools in planning and implementing remote learning plans.
  • Help schools identify needed resources in the community (academic, health, social, emotional).

School Responsibilities

  • Implement remote learning plans
  • Communicate regularly with all stakeholders.
  • Support teachers in planning and implementing remote learning plans.
  • Help families find needed resources in the community (academic, health, social).

Teacher Responsibilities

  • Make remote learning activities available to students by 9:00 AM each day.
  • Be available at scheduled times to answer student/caregiver questions.
  • Set specific times/methods for communicating with students and parents.
  • Create structure and routine.
  • Be flexible and understanding with regards to social/emotional needs.
  • Provide a range of meaningful learning opportunities and resources that engages and meets the needs of all learners during the period of closure.
  • Provide multiple pathways to assess student learning and provide timely and regular feedback to students on progress related to learning activities.

Student Responsibilities

  • Review assigned work.
  • Commit to and engage in this new educational environment
  • Complete your assigned work by the due date.
  • Ask clarifying questions when you need help or don’t understand
  • Be flexible and understanding as instructors navigate this new territory
  • Be respectful to yourself, teachers and peers.

Parent/Caregiver/Family Responsibilities

  • Review work assigned to the student.
  • Reserve a space for students to complete remote  learning work.
  • Encourage students to get enough sleep.
  • Set sensible time limits for technology use.
  • Talk to students about their work every day.
  • Help students establish and follow regular daily routines.

Options for Instruction

Throughout the school closure, ESTL189 teachers and support staff will continue to provide students with instruction that is designed to build upon learning trajectories already established within classrooms and prepare students for the next school year by focusing on critical skills and standards needed for success.  This will happen using one of the three remote learning options identified in this plan.

OPTION 1 

School-Provided Printed Instructional Materials with  Guidance from Teachers and Support Staff 

OPTION 2

Teacher Led Instruction both in Print and Online with Guidance from Teachers and Support Staff

OPTION 3

Teacher-Led Full Digital Instruction with Guidance from Teachers and Support Staff

In each of these options, teachers will communicate with students using appropriate communication methods and parents via phone, email, and, in some cases, through virtual conversation (Google Hangout, Zoom, etc.).  It is important to make sure all student and parent contact information is up to date to ensure the success of the delivery of instruction.

Best Practices for Remote Learning

Instruction, Intervention and Enrichment

Remote learning instruction is based on these core beliefs.

  • Teachers and students will be present and fully engaged. Short, daily or weekly videos, emails or electronic communication (ie. Remind, Class DOJO, etc) can help the instructor connect with, reassure, and provide students with encouragement.
  • Educator collaboration is essential to creating engaging lessons and activities.  Teachers will work within grade-level and or content-specific teams to support the development of remote learning. Teachers are encouraged to leverage the expertise and insight of novice and veteran teachers to fully support the creation of motivating and effective lessons for all learners.
  • Teachers will focus on engaging and accessible learning materials and techniques. Prioritized mini- lessons and short mini-lectures will keep students engaged. Incorporated mixed media content, such as television clips, newspapers, maps, and political cartoons and interactive web-based, free software tools, etc., will keep students engaged and excited about learning.
  • Flexibility with pacing and student assignments is expected for students success. Students with non-traditional schedules and diverse learning styles can stay engaged, connected, and abreast of learning expectations if all assignments and accompanying resources offer student choice and are posted at the beginning of the week and are due by the end of the week or before the start of the next week.

There are many methods that teachers may approach to deliver their lessons each day. No matter which of the instructional options teachers choose, they will be communicating assignments and expectations with students weekly, if not daily, by email or through some form of online platform such as Google Classroom.   Teachers may choose to meet with their students during the day either everyday or several times during the week or they may provide students with an activity/assignment at the beginning of the day and allow the students to work independently. Teachers might also choose to blend these two options (for instance during a class meeting they might meet with students and then ask students to do independent tasks).   These methods can be identified as Teacher Led instruction or Teacher Directed instruction and are defined in the following tables.

Common Formats for Online Instruction

Teacher Led

Teacher Directed

Real-time, interactive teacher-to-student instruction using Google Hangouts Meet or Zoom. 

Teachers post course assignments via email or Google Classroom and students complete the assignments within a designated timeline.

 

Characteristics of Online Instruction

Teacher Led

Teacher Directed

Teacher Delivers Lesson Live - Webinar Style Face-To-Face 

(Google Hangouts Meet/Zoom)

Lesson is Pre-Recorded or Task is Pre-Loaded

Real-Time Breakout Groups

Pre-assigned groups

Live Chat

Discussion Boards

Real-Time Discussions 

Discussion Boards

* Keep in mind teachers can combine these….have a live chat running (to answer students’ questions) while students are working on a self-paced activity.

Many of the resources already used in the classroom will continue to be a resource as part of ESTL189 Remote Learning Plan.  Students will access many of those resources through the district website’s Clever link, a teacher email, or other commonly used web-based programs.  Once in Clever, students will use the online version of textbooks and activities along with classroom intervention and enrichment programs. Students will be asked to spend time working with teachers to continue progress toward standards and skills required for success in the next grade level through inquiry-based or discovery activities.  Students will be provided with activities to fill gaps in their learning as identified by previous assessments and offered extended learning opportunities to enrich their knowledge and experiences with skills and grade-level standards.

Student Work Submission

Teachers are encouraged  to create purposeful activities allowing students to demonstrate their learning in various ways. (ie. written work, essays, journals, portfolios, discussion posts, video response, pictures, and other artifacts)  Students will submit their work by sharing documents through Google Classroom, email documents. photos or videos of work, or by any previously agreed upon method.

From these submissions, teachers will let students know if they have not yet met, met, or exceeded the standard or expectation of the learning.  Students will receive productive feedback and additional time allowing them to go back and make corrections until the standard has been met.

Grading - Scoring and Feedback

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released information on how schools should operate during the newly defined Remote Learning Days, including guidance on how teachers can continue to score assessments and provide grades for students. Clearly, what is most important is that teachers continue to provide students with meaningful feedback that supports their ongoing learning and academic growth.  

The recommendations for grading are based upon the principle of no educational harm to any child. For continuity, consistency and in the best interest of students at this time the following options to address grading will be followed:

Grade Level

Requirements to Pass Courses

Action needed in the case of 

“ Incomplete” grade

Pre-K

Complete all activities with family.

Must complete work within the first 6 weeks upon school resuming. 

K

Complete all assigned activities and show growth on major assignments.

Must complete work within the first 6 weeks upon school resuming.

1-8

Receive a passing grade in  course (A, B,C), and show growth on major assignments.

Must complete work within the first 6 weeks upon school resuming.

9-12

Receive a passing grade in  course (A, B,C), and show growth on major assignments.

Must complete work within the first 6 weeks upon school resuming. An “Incomplete” will not affect GPA, but must be completed in order to receive credit for the course.

In grades 6 - 12, students will be given opportunities to complete missing assignments and work on assessments that impact their 3rd Quarter grades.  The philosophy is to recoup, review and refine.

Family, Student and Staff Illness 

We certainly hope that the well-being of our students, families, and staff is maintained throughout this critical period. Please continue to follow the guidance of The Illinois Public Health Department as it relates to health and wellness. 

Should any student or immediate family member of a student endure hardships due to illness or grave loss associated with COVID-19, the student will be excused from all assignments. If a student should encounter other general illness, they will be allowed ample time to make up assignments.

Staff will continue to follow the local agreements as substitute procedures may be enacted for any staff member who is unable to continue services to students.  In the case that a teacher is not available to provide support or instruction, students will not be negatively impacted. 

To the greatest extent possible, District 189 will offer emotional support services to students or staff affected by family or individual grave illness during this period. 

Time Recommendations

Students should be actively engaged in learning each week day to allow for consistency in their routine and to ensure continuous growth and improvement in their learning.  Likewise, students should have daily engagement with timeframes that are age appropriate. Teachers will use the guidelines when planning instruction and engagement activities. 

Grade Level

Minimum

   Maximum

Pre-K

20 minutes/day

   1 hour/day

K

30 minutes/ day

   1½ hours /day

1-2

45 minutes/day

   1½ hours /day

3-5

1 hour/day

   2 hours/day

6-8

Class: 15 min/day

Total: 1½ hours /day

   Class: 30 min/day

   Total: 3 hours/day

9-12

Class: 20 min/day

Total: 2 hours/day

   Class: 45 min/day

   Total: 4½ hours /day

Meeting Needs of Special Programs

Advanced Placement (AP) - College Board

For support and information regarding Advanced Placement instruction and exams refer to College Board. Video instruction and exam information can be found at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update.

CTE - Career-Technical Education

When weighing content decisions for CTE students, essential skills/knowledge must be considered along with what is required for students to earn industry credentials and meet standards of employers/certifying bodies.

Teachers may choose to use various delivery methods for materials and evaluation of knowledge. Presentation may include, but not be limited to, video, YouTube, self-guided activities, posting materials with discussion and questioning, reading of texts and readings, essay writing, and sequential process flow. Additional recommendations for CTE are being developed and will be posted on ISBE’s COVID-19 webpage when available.

For Career and Technical Education dual credit courses typically delivered in person but currently being delivered online through an alternative format or via remote instruction after March 17, 2020: In the event that students are able to resume in-person instruction at the high school or institution of higher education campus and complete the hands-on competencies as a part of the course, the high school and institution of higher education should ensure that instructors and students are exercising social distancing practices.

If after April 7, 2020, the college were to resume in-person instruction but the high school did not, opportunities to bring students on campus to complete the hands-on competencies as a part of the course should be implemented. If the high school were to resume in-person instruction but the institution of higher education did not, students should be allowed the opportunity to complete the course and/or the hands-on competencies as a part of the course at the high school, even if this is outside of normal timelines. Institutions of higher education and high schools should work together to finalize these plans.

Dual Credit

The Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Community College Board, and Illinois State Board of Education developed the following guidance to advise secondary and postsecondary institutions in Illinois on supporting and accommodating students who are enrolled in dual credit courses during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The joint guidance can also be found here

For those dual credit courses that are taught by a high school instructor: The online, alternative, or remote instruction that takes place must still meet the standards for college credit. So long as coursework is being completed in these courses, students should receive credit for that work.

If the high school lacks the capacity for online, alternative, or remote instruction, it is the agencies’ recommendation that the college work with the high school to share any online resources/platforms needed to ensure student success. For example, the college or university might set up a Blackboard course section for the high school instructor or loan laptops to the students in the class, if needed.

For students who choose not to continue their dual credit enrollment, given the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic: Recognizing that students may be experiencing varying mental and physical health challenges at this time and may have very different access to supports and technology at home, grading should strongly consider the principle of “No educational harm to any student.” High schools and institutions of higher education should be actively engaged with each student to ensure he/she is not penalized by this situation. With oversight authority from the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Dual Credit Quality Act was enacted to protect the academic standing of students. See 110 ILCS 27/15, to wit:

Sec. 15. Student academic standing. Institutions may adopt policies to protect the academic standing of students who are not successful in dual credit courses, including, but not limited to, options for (i) late withdrawal from a course, or (ii) taking the course on a pass-fail basis, or both.

Multilingual Learners

Multilingual Learners refers to all children and youth who are, or have been, consistently exposed to multiple languages. It includes students known as English language learners, English learners (ELs) or dual language learners; heritage language learners; and students who speak varieties of English or indigenous languages.

Students who are Multilingual Learners come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and include students with varying levels of proficiency in English and their home language. Teachers will build on families’ culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by providing students with authentic language activities that allow them to participate and access material in both English and their home language.  These activities will be developed using the students’ current level of language proficiency. Teachers will plan to provide opportunities for students to practice their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.

Supports will be provided to families by their classroom teachers, ESL/Bilingual teacher, and by paraprofessionals.  Students attending the Regional Office of Education (ROE) will be provided with learning activities from teachers at that site.  Teachers and support staff will work to engage students in learning by providing a mixture of activities to include oral-based activities, thematic units, games, artistic creations, and inquiry-based lessons.

Special Education and Related Services

Students with disabilities are particularly vulnerable during times of disruption and change. To ensure ongoing growth and progress, teachers should focus their instructional planning on how to continue serving these students to the greatest extent practicable by tailoring remote learning that provides educational benefits to students with disabilities. All decisions regarding special education must comply with guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.

In District 189, students who receive Special Education and other services from District 189 will continue to receive services. The focus of instruction will be individualized and based on the students’ IEPs, their goals, the modifications, and accommodations within the IEP. Students will receive daily support from case managers via online or other communication methods in completion of assigned tasks.  In determining how to best deliver services, IEPs may require a change to support and/or match remote learning. 

Related service professionals and paraprofessionals play a vital role in the daily instruction of students with IEPs. It is essential during remote learning that these professionals are a part of the continued learning of our students. These individuals will be working in collaboration with other educators to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

  • Assist in contacting families (in accordance with district policies) and helping with work.
  • Chunk activities; provide students with work schedules and other more structured ways to approach their learning goals.
  • Provide resources for families in need of assistance, such as mental health resources, crisis lines, suicide prevention.

When possible, clinicians may conduct check-in calls, and clinicians (such as Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy) may consider creating videos on exercises, etc.

Digital Resources for Core Subject Areas and Social-Emotional Supports

As mentioned in the previous section, students will have access to the Clever portal and other web-based resources.  Any additional links or downloaded items required for student activities will be provided in emails or Google Classroom by the teacher.  

Please see the current list of all digital resources.

All Online Content and/or Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Supports  

ESTL 189 Clever Portal www.estl189.com Look for theC icon in the menu option on the right side of the screen. This is a link to apps used by students during the school day.

ALL CONTENT SUPPORT

ESTL 189 Clever Portal Apps used by students during the school day.

www.khanacademy.org Great resource for parents and students grades K - 12 in all subjects and for SAT test preparations.

ESTL 189 ELA and Math Resources https://tinyurl.com/uyhb7xs - Handouts and Printable Resources

www.digitallibrary.io/ Online library for younger readers

Scholastic Activities Cross-curricular journeys

 

ADVANCED PL:ACEMENT
CollegeBoard livestreams and the course schedule for daily AP courses. https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

https://www.abcya.com/ Provides over 400 fun and educational games for Pre-K-6 in reading and math.

https://pbskids.org/games/reading/ Uses technology and media through educational games and videos to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity in reading.

https://www.funbrain.com/ Free educational games, books, comics, and videos that help develop skills in reading, problem-solving and literacy (K-8).

https://www.starfall.com/h/ Children ages 3-6 have fun learning to read.

https://www.sesamestreet.org/games This popular kid show has reading games that get the grouch out of anyone for ages 3-6.

https://www.seussville.com/ This popular series of books puts Dr. Seuss in a town of reading fun for ages 3-6.

https://www.storylineonline.net/ Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

 

MATH

https://www.aleks.com/ Students in Grades 5-8 plus some select HS courses can access ALEKS.

https://mathbeforebed.com/ Numeracy for K - 3

https://wodb.ca/ Which one doesn't belong? Thought provoking puzzles.

https://www.samebutdifferentmath.com/ Same but Different Math for building arguments and critiquing reasoning

https://stevewyborney.com/2017/02/splat/ Games and puzzles from all areas

https://www.gregtangmath.com/ Games and activities

https://www.hoodamath.com/ Games and activities

https://www.arcademics.com/ Games and activities

https://www.mathplayground.com/ Games and activities

https://www.funbrain.com/math-zone Games and activities

https://www.education.com/resources/number-sense/ Games and activities

 

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL RESOURCES

Elementary

Secondary 

 

RESOURCES FROM THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 
PRESCHOOL - Age 8

To support the students of our region during the widespread school closings, we have worked with Nine Network, St. Louis’ PBS station, on the Nine PBS Educator and Caregiver Toolkit https://www.ninenet.org/learningtoolkit/to provide free learning opportunities for educators, parents, and students. This toolkit was created with guidance from education leaders from across the region.   

The toolkit has broadcast, online, and mobile resources, as well as learning tools and tips that can be text messaged to phones. It includes a broadcast and streaming schedule of kids’ programs available by targeted ages, learning goals, air times and links to PBS KIDS apps. The toolkit will be especially useful for our learners in kindergarten through grade 4, but has resources for other grade levels. New things will be added regularly. 

PBS educational programming and resources have been shown by multiple evaluations to be effective tools for teachers and parents. Content is curriculum-based and aligned to respective state standards, and classroom-tested by teachers. Content includes building social and emotional learning, literacy, STEM, social studies and art skills for children across the St. Louis region. In addition, the resources are free and readily accessible.   

This toolkit and other resources are the first step. Nine Network will be creating messages to air daily across their four channels to provide messaging for educators, parents, and children. Nine Network will continue to listen to our region’s educators to adjust and add accordingly.  

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) RESOURCES

Special Olympics Illinois along with Special Olympics Inc. & the WWE is introducing a whole new way to exercise… AT HOME!! Work out with these four videos five times a week to help you stay fit and reach your goals. Each week will begin with Sunday’s workout and finish with Saturday’s workout. Week 1 will begin Sunday, March 22nd! Watch them in order starting with Video 1. Athletes, Unified Partners, Coaches & Family Members are invited to participate! School of Strength website
 
What you need to get started:
  • A rug or exercise mat
  • A chair, wall or another sturdy object you can lean on
  • Water and a towel
  • Enough space to spread your arms wide

 Making Your Fitness Goals

Fill out a Fitness Tracker to get the most out of your workouts. Download and print out your tracker, and write down when you work out. Seeing your progress on paper can motivate you, help you set realistic fitness goals, and even beat them. Keep track of your weekly progress so you can report back to SOILL every Sunday!

Click here for your month long Fitness Tracker

 
FEDERAL ED RESOURCES
Important resources for distance learning, courtesy of the Smithsonian and Library of Congress:
  • The Smithsonian Lab offers high quality resources for those transitioning to distance learning. Educators looking for lessons and activities for students can access important tools here.
  •  By the People offered by the Library of Congress gives students of all ages the ability to explore historical documents such as our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. This interactive website includes lessons and teaching ideas.
  • The Library of Congress Blog is an important resource to find learning activities based off of the Library’s primary resources.
  • Student Discovery Sets are free on iBooks and allow children to have easy access to primary resources. These sets use historical artifacts and documents from a wide variety of subjects to teach our children.
  • Classic children’s books are available to children and teachers to read online.
  • The Library of Congress digital collections give educators access to Library content from all across U.S. history.
  • For those interested in STEM education, the House Comintern on Science, Space, and Technology has put together a document that gives teachers access to content in this field.
 
COUNSELING DEPARTMENT RESOURCES:
https://www.estl189.com/Domain/57  Parchment (To Order transcripts)
www.fafsa.ed.gov                  Complete your FAFSA 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS
naviance.com                         Log into Clever to get into Naviance to look up scholarships and research colleges.
myscholarshipcentral.org/       Many local scholarships are here (i.e. Omega Psi Phi, Dr. Lillian Parks, and AKA to name a few)  
www.isac.org                         Illinois assistance college planning and financial aid via phone, email, text, and webinar.
www.uncf.org                         Many Scholarships linked to HBCU's
www.collegeboard.org             National Scholarships
 
 
Any academic questions and concerns can be addressed by the school counselors:
 
EAST ST LOUIS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING STAFF
Fionaa Hill              fionaa.hill@estl189.com                   Senior Counselor
LaTongia Spencer    latongia.spencer@estl189.com         Junior Counselor
Bernetta Matory      bernetta.matory@estl189.com         Sophomore Counselor
Derrick Givens        derrick.givens@estl189.com             Freshman Counselor
Kareem Mateen       kareem.mateen@estl189.com          College and Career Counselor
 
WYVETTER YOUNGE COUNSELING STAFF
Deborah Hannah     deborah.hannah@estl189.com         Counselor
Mattalue Ellis           mattalue.ellis@estl189.com            Counselor
 
MASON/CLARK MIDDLE COUNSELING STAFF
Nicole Fulton           nicole.fulton@estl189.com              Counselor
Cindy Geragosian   cindy.geragosian@estl189.com         Counselor
 
LINCOLN MIDDLE COUNSELING STAFF
Darralyn Grimmitt-Hill     darralyn.grimmitt-Hill@estl189.com     Counselor
 
DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ACCESS AND PERSISTENCE
Staccy Lampkin           staccy.lampkin@estl189.com 

 

Communication 

Especially in times like these, communication is the key to success.  It is vitally important for all families to have updated contact information so that teachers can connect with students.  Each family is asked to update their mailing address, email, and phone numbers. Without this updated information, students will be left behind. Likewise, families need contact information for principals and teachers.  Should a family need to contact a school, please email the school principal. Please see the list of building administration with email addresses.

East St. Louis SD 189 - School and Building Leader Directory

Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center

Principal:  Melanie Hood

melanie.hood@estl189.com

Asst. Principal:  Devon Bruce

devon.bruce@estl189.com

James Avant Elementary School

Principal:  Quanshanda Nicholson

quanshanda.nicholson@estl189.com

Asst. Principal:  Latesha Clemons

latesha.clemons@estl189.com

Gordon Bush Elementary School

Principal:  Dr. Brittany Green

brittany.green@estl189.com

Asst. Principal:  Delicia Ferrell

delicia.ferrell@estl189.com

Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School

Principal:  Carlynda Coleman

carlynda.coleman@estl189.com

Asst. Principal:  Audrey Jackson-Luster

audrey.jackson-luster@estl189.com

Annette Officer Elementary School

Principal:  Tifani Brown

tiffani.brown@estl189.com

Asst. Principal:  Darla Wall

darla.wall@estl189.com

Katie Harper-Wright Elementary School

Principal:  Maria White-Burton

maria.white-burton@estl189.com

Asst. Principal:  Mica Ike

mica.ike@estl189.com

Lincoln Middle  School

Principal:  David Shanks

david.shanks@estl189.com

Asst. Principal:  Katina Griffin

katina.griffin@estl189.com

Asst. Principal: Renaldo Jackson

renaldo.jackson@estl189.com

Mason/Clark Middle  School

Principal:  Kimberly Jones-Riley

kim.jones-riley@estl189.com

Asst. Principal: Dennis Love

dennis.love@estl189.com

Asst. Principal: Gwendolyn Randolph

gwendolyn.randolph@estl189.com

Wyvetter Younge Alternative Center of Education

Principal:  Darnell Spencer

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Asst. Principal:  Lena Dye

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East St. Louis Senior High  School

Principal:  Dr. Justin Moore

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9th Gr Asst. Principal:  Anson Mitchell

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10th Gr Asst. Principal: Danielle Huff

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11th Gr Asst. Principal: Kimberly Allen

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12th Gr. Asst. Principal:  Dr. Tesha Robinson

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Providing Access for All Students  

Internet Access 

To the greatest extent possible, District 189 will collaborate with internet service providers and local governmental agencies to attempt to provide cellular devices and free Wi-Fi to all households. Non-digital options may be used if technology access is not available. 

Distribution of Devices and Print Material  

Individual schools will periodically provide opportunities for parents and students to obtain electronic devices and/or print material.  Teachers will notify families if and when printed materials need to be picked up and when completed work should be returned for scoring. Parents should communicate their individual needs for resources with building leaders and teachers.

 

Maintaining Connectedness to the Community

Grab and Go Meals 

Grab and Go Student Meals on Wheels is a service program allowing families and students to receive breakfast and lunch meals daily at schools, centers and bus stops. 

Support Programs (Social-Emotional and Community) 

School District 189 continues to work with community partners to provide resources for students, and families, during this health crisis. In addition, resources that will support the mental and physical health of our community are included.

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