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This website is intended to keep the Geneva CUSD 304 community informed and engaged as we move through the summer and look toward restarting school in the fall of 2020. As we continue planning for the upcoming school year, we will provide the latest information on this website. We greatly appreciate your flexiblity, patience, support as we work to ensure the health and education of the entire Geneva 304 learning community.

Back Together 304 Learning Plan for Fall 2020-21

NOTE: The Geneva 304 Board of Education approved updates to the 2020-21 school calendar on Monday, Aug. 10. The updated calendar is on this page. The first day of school for K-12 is now Monday, Aug. 31. The first day for Geneva Early Learning Students is Wednesday, Sept. 2. The District will continue to communicate additional details with families. Please stay tuned to the District website and 304 Connects. Thank you. 

Please click here to read the Back Together 304 Learning Plan for Fall 2020-21, which provides a framework and additional details for both learning options. 
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How to Select Learning Option for your Students

The deadline for Back Together 304 selections is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. This is necessary so that we can facilitate staffing and other planning. Students whose families do not complete this process by the deadline will be placed in the In-Person Learning setting.
Need Help? Please contact Home Access Center support via email at [email protected] or by phone at 630-463-3097    

Back Together 304 Plan: Learning Options

The information provided here is meant to give an overview of our approach to in-person learning while highlighting an online-only learning option designed for families with significant reservations about their children returning to any in-person learning this fall. The district staff is working on details that go beyond the information listed here, and families are encouraged to visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional details. This information is subject ot change. As the situation continues to evolve, Geneva 304 will keep you informed.
Click icons to view in full-size. Spanish versions also available. Please click the following links: In-Person Learning Spanish and Online-Only Learning Spanish  
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In-Person Learning Overview:  
  • Objectives: Current guidance from the State Board of Education strongly encourages a return to in-person learning for all students in Illinois. The goal of in-person learning is to minimize health and safety risks while maximizing in-person learning time.  
  • Schedule: Students in grades K-12 will attend school two to three times a week. Students with the last name beginning with A-K will attend school in person on Mondays, Wednesdays, and alternating Fridays. Students whose last name begins with L-Z will attend school on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Fridays.  (A-Day/B-Day assignments may be adjusted by the building principal in an effort to balance in-person numbers and maximize capacity for social distancing on A/B days. More information will be provided regarding how all children in the household can attend on the same scheduled day if last names within a household are different.) To view a sample of the In-Person Learning A/B schedule, please click here.
  • Off-site Days: Students will not take part in live regular education instruction during their off-site learning days, but will participate in learning activities as assigned by their instructors.
  • Supports: Interventions, related services, or special education sessions may be delivered through synchronous instruction on these days as deemed necessary. 
  • Classrooms would be set up to honor social distancing, with excess furniture removed.   
  • Attendance will be taken every day of the week (face-to-face and off-site learning days).  
  • Symptom Screening: The district plans to institute a self-certification? process for all students and staff and the rare visitors that will be allowed into the building during school hours. The process will require all those entering the building to self-certify that they are, among other things, healthy, symptom-free, and do not have a fever.  
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting: All Operations & Maintenance practices will follow CDC guidance along with using EPA-approved COVID-19 products.
  • Lunch: Multiple spaces will be designated as lunch areas. Students may be assigned a specific table/seat. The maximum amount of individuals in one space will not exceed 50. Social distancing will be implemented in accordance with ISBE guidelines.
  • Grading: Standard grading practices and grading periods will apply to in-person learners. Grades will also need to be issued for all in-person learners for off-site learning opportunities.  
  • Transportation: The district plans to institute a self-certification process for all students who will plan to ride the bus. Masks must be worn at all times while boarding and riding the bus. Ridership will not exceed 49 students on any route at any time.
  • Early Childhood: Students will participate in in-person instruction five days a week during their designated small group AM or PM sessions.  


Online-Only Learning Overview:    

  • Objectives: The district has developed a limited online-only learning option designed for families with significant reservations about their children returning to any in-person learning this fall.  Students in the online only learning option would be enrolled in virtual sections that would not necessarily be associated with your assigned neighborhood school. 
  • Schedule: Daily learning opportunities will be provided to online learning students that follow a variety of approaches.  
  • Early Childhood: Students who attend the Geneva Early Learning Program will be provided services through in-person learning only. Should a student have a documented medical condition, the parent should contact the Early Childhood Coordinator.
  • Elementary: Families who select the online only learning option in grades K-5 will be enrolled in virtual sections limited to core-content areas and mandated topics. Students who are enrolled in the online learning option will receive learning opportunities in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education.  
  • Middle School: Families who select the online only learning option in grades 6-8 will be enrolled in virtual sections of pre-identified courses. Offerings at the middle school level would be limited to core-content areas of  Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education.
  • High School: Families who select the online only learning option in grades 9th-12th grades will be enrolled in virtual sections of pre-identified courses. Offerings at the high school level would be limited to core-content areas, mandated topics, and graduation requirements. More information is still being determined regarding the subjects offered.  
  • Attendance: Students will be required to submit completed daily learning opportunities to virtual instructor(s) or participate in scheduled synchronous learning opportunities which will be recorded as their attendance and engagement for the day.
  • Grading: Standard grading practices and grading periods will apply to online learners.

Illinois Guidelines: At a Glance

Guidance released June 23 by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health strongly encourages schools to reopen in the fall of 2020-21 for in-person learning. Below you'll find information about the measures that meet ISBE's guidelines for in-person learning and ensure the health and safety of our students. Please click each icon to read the graphic in full size. 

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Back Together 304 Plan Overview & Selection for Families


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