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  • Library Books/Materials Pickup

    The next library books/materials pickup is Wednesday, October 7 from 4:30 - 5:30 at your child’s home school. Look for more information from your child’s teacher(s) regarding what materials will be included in the pickup. Your child can also return library books, original iPad cases (5th and 6th grade) or other materials on October 7.

    Future pickup dates:

    • Wednesday, October 28 from 4:30 - 5:30 at home school
    • Wednesday, November 18 from 4:30 - 5:30 at home school
    • Wednesday, December 9 from 4:30 - 5:30 at home school

    MAP Assessment Information for 2nd - 5th Grade 

    RLA students in 2nd - 5th grade will be taking the MAP assessment September 29 - October 23. While we’ve been administering MAP in our district for many years, this is the first time we’ll administer MAP remotely so we wanted to provide some insights to you as RLA parents. A computer-adaptive test like MAP adjusts the difficulty of questions as a child works on the test. Most students will get about half the questions right and half wrong. This means that your child may see questions about the content he or she has not seen before or been taught. Please know this is supposed to happen with MAP. As a parent, it might be hard to watch your child get answers wrong on a test, but to accurately reflect your child’s strengths and to help your child’s teacher know what he/she needs to learn next, please don’t step in and help your child with answers. The most important thing you can do is ask your children to do their best and reassure them that there are questions about concepts they haven’t learned yet, but will soon! 

    MAP Assessment Information for NBJH 

    NBJH students will take MAP September 29 - October 23. While we’ve been administering MAP in our district for many years, this is the first time we’ll administer MAP remotely so we wanted to provide some insights to you as RLA parents. A computer-adaptive test like MAP adjusts the difficulty of questions as a child works on the test. Most students will get about half the questions right and half wrong. This means that your child may see questions about the content he or she has not seen before or been taught. Please know this is supposed to happen with MAP. As a parent, it might be hard to watch your child get answers wrong on a test, but to accurately reflect your child’s strengths and to help your child’s teacher know what he/she needs to learn next, please don’t step in and help your child with answers. The most important thing you can do is ask your children to do their best and reassure them that there are questions about concepts they haven’t learned yet, but will soon! 

  • Welcome to the Northbrook District 28 Remote Learning Academy. We will continue to add resources for parents here as they are developed.

    Daily School Schedule

    The RLA elementary school day will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day, with designated days for appointments/office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    RLA junior high students will follow a 10-period school day every day, 8:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

    RLA Expectations

    Please review parent and student expectations.

    Expectations for Video Conferencing

    General Information

    Our curriculum has been updated to include new resources to support student learning digitally.

    We will incorporate greater use of Zoom for instruction this year. Approximately 50% of the school day will include real-time, interactive learning via Zoom. Your child’s teacher(s) will communicate the specific times daily that your child will log on to Zoom. In addition, teachers will provide students with opportunities to complete assignments and projects asynchronously.

    Course offerings in RLA are the same courses we offer in a typical school year. This includes accelerated courses as well as student support programming. Students in elementary school will have art, music, PE and Spanish. Junior high students will have PE and an exploratory course.

    RLA students and onsite students will meet the same learning outcomes. We will implement regular grading practices and issue standard report cards. The same district-wide assessments will be administered to RLA students as onsite students.

    Music Program

    The District 28 band, orchestra, and choir programs will be available for your child this school year. Read more about the music program in the Music FAQ. For now, there are no extracurricular activities planned. Fall sports are canceled.

    RLA communication will be sent to families regularly to keep you informed about the RLA program. In addition, you will receive your home school’s newsletter to keep you connected to your child’s home school.

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