April 2, 2020 - eLearning Information for Families

  • Messages from Superintendent Moan - April 2, 2020

    The following messages were emailed to elementary, middle school, and high school families.


    Elementary School

    Dear District 200 Elementary School Families: 

    I would like to again thank you for your support and patience during this difficult time for all of us.  As you may be aware, Governor Pritzker has extended our school closure through April 30.  

    This week we have continued our eLearning instruction, and we are thrilled to see our teachers and students engaging with each other.  We will continue developing our eLearning plans in the coming weeks, and we appreciate the efforts from our students and our parents to stay active in education. 

    At this point the State of Illinois has cancelled all state assessments for this year.  Elementary school students will not be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness or the Illinois Science Assessment.  Our grading plan for eLearning is provided below,

    Grading System for Elementary Students 

    The Illinois State Board of Education has ordered that “students will not be required to master and will not be penalized for failure to master new content;” while this eLearning plan is in place.  

    At the elementary level students are assigned completion scores towards essential standards in reading, writing and math during our  remote learning and will receive a third trimester report on work towards these standards. 

    For the third trimester, students will receive a P for Passing a standard or I for an Incomplete educational experience with the standard.  Any students who are unable to complete work in the third trimester due to our remote learning will receive an Incomplete. At the end of the trimester, students will have eight weeks to complete work to turn the Incomplete into a passing grade. 

    Thank you.
    Mike Moan


    Middle School

    Dear District 200 Middle School Families:

    I would like to again thank you for your support and patience during this difficult time for all of us.  As you may be aware, Governor Pritzker has extended our school closure through April 30.  

    This week we have continued our eLearning, and we are thrilled to see our teachers and students engaging with each other.  We will continue developing our eLearning plans in the coming weeks, and we appreciate the efforts of our students and our parents to stay active in education.  

    At this point the State of Illinois has cancelled all state assessments for this year.  Middle school students will not be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness or the Illinois Science Assessment. 

    Our grading plan for eLearning is provided below, our plan keeps all student grades at the same point they were on March 13 and gives a P for passing for all work done during eLearning, if students do not participate in eLearning they will receive an I for incomplete and will have eight weeks from the end of the quarter to make up work to receiving a passing grade for the quarter.  If you have any questions please contact the school or my office.  

    WCUSD #200 Curriculum, Assessment, and Grading Guidance for all 6th-8th Grade Students during eLearning

    Grading System for 6th - 8th Grade Students

    Woodstock CUSD 200 will be following the guidelines put forth by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on grading and educational activities. This means that all students’ letter grades at the end of 3rd quarter will remain intact.  For the exploratory classes, final rotation 4 grades will be determined by work that was assigned through March 13.  This means that all students’ letter grades as of March 13 will remain intact and during the 4th quarter, assignments entered after March 13 and all of rotation 5, grades will move to Passing (P) or Incomplete (INC) for all coursework and educational activities. Students may receive an Incomplete (INC) if they don’t participate in eLearning.  Based upon successful completion of eLearning content, a students’ final overall grades could be improved, but cannot decrease.  

    • All students are expected to participate in eLearning, which includes attending virtual class and continue their education with learning opportunities assigned by the teacher.  
    • Students who participate in their learning will receive a grade of (P) for each class and educational activity.  
    • Students who do not participate in online learning will receive an Incomplete (INC) grade for any assignment not completed. Students who receive an Incomplete (INC) will have the opportunity to work with their teacher to receive a (P) Passing grade.   
    • If a student does not satisfactorily engage with eLearning, they will be issued an Incomplete (I) for that course’s fourth quarter grade. They will be provided an eight week window to take part in educational activities to change the grade to a (P) Passing grade.  

    Extra Credit 

    Teachers have the option to offer extra credit to students during eLearning.  

    Middle School Final Course Grades

    The student’s final course grade will be determined by the average of the 1st quarter, 2nd quarter, and 3rd quarter grade. The grade of Passing (P) or Incomplete (I) will be issued for the fourth quarter. Students who receive an Incomplete (I) during the fourth quarter will be provided an 8-week window to take part in educational activities to change the grade to a (P) Passing grade.  Building administration will work with students in the eighth week remediation period after the end of fourth quarter.   Based upon successful completion of eLearning content a students’ final overall grades could be improved, but cannot decrease. 

    Thank you.
    Mike Moan


    High School

    Dear District 200 High School Families,  

    I would like to again thank you for your support and patience during this difficult time for all of us.  As you may be aware, Governor Pritzker has extended our school closure through April 30.  

    We have continued our eLearning this week, and we are thrilled to see our teachers and students engaging with each other and the continuation of a quality education. We will continue developing our eLearning plans in the coming weeks, and we appreciate the efforts from our students and our parents to stay active in their education. 

    At this point, the State of Illinois has cancelled all state assessments for this year.  The State is working to arrange an SAT test in the fall for all current high school juniors.  AP tests are scheduled to be given online this year, please contact the school with any questions.  

    Below is our grading plan for high school students during our eLearning. We agree with the Illinois State Board of Education’s philosophy that no child should be harmed because of this global pandemic. With that in mind, we have formulated the most compassionate and equitable grading system possible. The system is also structured so that students still have educational goals to reach. 

    No student grade will be recorded as lower than the grade student had on March 13. Students will have the opportunity to raise their grades. Students who participate in eLearning will receive a P for passing during this time. Any student who does not participate in eLearning will receive an I for incomplete and at the end of the semester will have eight weeks to complete the work for a passing grade.   

    Again, students who pass the eLearning portion of the year will at least maintain the grades they had prior to school closure and that will be their grades at the end of the semester. Please contact the school or my office if you have any questions.   

    Grading System for 9th - 12th Grade Students

    Woodstock CUSD 200 will be following the guidelines put forth by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on grading and assessment. This means that all students’ letter grades as of March 13 will remain intact. During the period of eLearning, all students will receive grades of Passing (P) or Incomplete (I) for all coursework and assessments. A student’s second-semester grade will not be lower than their March 13 grade.  Students will receive an Incomplete (I) if they don’t participate in eLearning. Student’s current grades can be maintained or improved, but cannot decrease. 

    • All students are expected to participate in eLearning, which includes attending virtual classes and continuing their education with learning opportunities assigned by the teacher.  
    • Students who participate in their learning will receive a grade of (P) for each class and educational activity.  
    • Students who do not participate in online learning will receive an Incomplete (I) grade for any assignment not completed. Students who receive an Incomplete (I) will have the opportunity to work with their teacher to receive a (P) Passing grade.   
    • If a student does not satisfactorily engage with eLearning, they will be issued an Incomplete (I) for that course’s second-semester grade. They will be provided an eight-week window to take part in educational activities to change the grade to a (P) Passing grade. 

    As mentioned earlier a student’s current grade as of March 13 will be maintained or improved and does not decrease for the semester grade. 

    Extra Credit 

    In certain instances teachers may provide extra credit for completing an assignment for extra credit.   

    Missing Work/Reassessment

    If a student had missing work before March 13, they will be afforded the opportunity to make up work.  Students are allowed to redo assignments assigned prior to March 13 to improve their grade. 

    Thank you.
    Mike Moan