- East St. Louis School District 189
eLearning, Return to Learn, & ESSER III Plans
During inclement weather or other school-closing events, eLearning (remote instruction) days may be implemented to ensure we do not lose an instructional day. Up to five eLearning days may be utilized in a school year.
The District's eLearning Plan provides clarity about student and staff responsibilities during a potential eLearning day. In the state of Illinois, eLearning days must include at least five clock hours of combined instruction and school work for each student who would normally receive a full day of in-person instruction. School District 189 students will participate in at least 2.5 hours per day of synchronous learning with real-time instruction and live, online interaction between students and their teachers.
ESSER III Plan
Under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III ARP Fund (ESSER III), funds have been allocated to address the impact that Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. The ESSER III Plan outlines how funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER III will be used by East St. Louis School District 189. This plan focuses on four areas to ensure the safety of our students and staff as well as addresses learning loss that occurred during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The four primary areas of focus prioritized to maximize in-person instruction include:
- Prevention and mitigation strategies
- Addressing the academic impact of lost instructional time
- Other interventions
- Responding to the needs of all students
Return to Learn Plan
Please review the District’s Return to Learn Plan for School Year 2022-2023 HERE. Students, parents, as well as community stakeholders were invited to share feedback regarding the proposed plan via survey by Tuesday, August 16, 2022. The survey is now closed.
While the school year began under the outline of a draft Return to Learn
Please review the RETURN TO LEARN PLAN-updated March 2022.
The district’s original RETURN TO LEARN PLAN for School Year 2021-2022 was posted in August 2021. For the Spanish version, Click Here. Students, parents, as well as community stakeholders, were invited to share feedback regarding the proposed plan via survey by Friday, August 13. This survey is now closed.
School District 189 Return to Learning Plan-August 2021
The School District 189 Return to Learning Plan for Fall 2021 can be accessed Here.
School District 189 Return to Learning Plan-August 2020
The School District 189 Return to Learning Plan for Fall 2020 can be accessed Here.
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.