Thank you for all of the inquiries. LGCS has been waiting for the schedule from District 96 to make some final decisions. We were able to confirm that all grade level classes will have the same schedule at all District 96 schools.
Below are the additional LGCS programs for the 2020-2021 School Year. Please note that all programs will begin the Tuesday after Labor Day.
LGCS has options for 3 classrooms. Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrichment are confirmed for two of the classrooms. Details are listed below.
Kindergarten: We have a very high number of families interested in Kindergarten in any capacity. We are excited to add Kindergarten and PM Kindergarten Enrichment. These are expected these to fill quickly. Registration is open for these. Forms will go out tomorrow morning. You are welcome to email me to save a spot. All Kindergarten Programs are 5 days per week to keep the children in the same groups to respect Covid guidelines and for this to financially make sense for the school.
3rd Classroom OptionsDistrict 96 eLearning Hybrid or Elementary Outdoor Classroom: Several families have contacted us for an eLearning Hybrid program. Many families are torn between pulling their students completely from the district and not wanting their child on an iPad all day long. LGCS has worked hard with the district to come up with a compromise for families. Below is the tentative 2nd grade schedule for District 96. The district is trying to work with us to make this a smooth program for the children. LGCS is not ready to launch a new full-day curriculum right now. That may change by January, but we are not willing to compromise quality just to get a rushed program out there. This is why we are proposing a hybrid solution.
eLearning Hybrid: We have the ability to support eLearning and pull the children outside during non-Math and Literacy programs to incorporate our outdoor classroom curriculum which will reinforce the district’s eLearning program. Parents would write a note to the district stating that they are homeschooling these subjects. From the schedule below, it looks like the district is trying to spread out the time that the students are on electronics.
As a parent, I understand that this is difficult decision. As a business, we need to have a commitment and make the best decision for the school. Right now, we only have 3 commitments for eLearning Hybrid. Many parents are still undecided. We need to have 10 students for this to make sense financially.
District 96 2nd Grade eLearning Hybrid Schedule - Tentative Schedule may be slightly modified over the next week.Note: The majority of requests have been for 2nd grade. LGCS is open to allowing multiple elementary grades participate in the program. Our hesitation is that we do not have the schedules yet for other grades or know if the times will align. LGCS has the opportunity for programing during the blue and green highlighted time blocks. All hybrid eLearning Programs are 5 days per week to keep the children in the same groups to respect Covid guidelines.
Outdoor Classroom: LGCS is ready now to launch the outdoor classroom to support a district curriculum. This will be open to all districts and may be better suited for other districts that are rolling out a hybrid program or for families that are Homeschooling their children. LGCS's tentative schedule is below. Each program will have a maximum o 10 students. Pricing TBD
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