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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, DR. KEVIN J. NOHELTY

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, DR. KEVIN J. NOHELTY

Dear District 148 Students, Families and Staff,

Over the last few months, all of us have found ways to adjust to the changes in our daily lives as a result of COVID-19. It has been a considerable effort for everyone. As part of the District 148 community, I want to acknowledge your efforts, and make sure you know that we will continue to help you achieve your educational goals during this time of change.

As we enter the fall season, the evolving impact of COVID-19 is continuing to require adjustments from all of us.

As we have implemented eLearning for all students, we are offering some flexibility in dealing with any disruption you are or may face as you adjust to this new way of learning from home. Families are encouraged to keep the lines of communication open with teachers in the event your student may be having issues with logging in, access to the softwares for assignment completion assignment submission, or in need of assistance with utilizing the district issued devices. Students are reminded to work with their teachers in advance regarding assignment deadlines to create agreed-upon timetables for completing coursework.

Although we will continue to provide some flexibility, all students must complete the requirements for any and all assignments to receive a grade. We also need to be clear; District 148 requires ongoing participation on a daily basis by logging in and participating in the daily assignments that are led by your assigned teachers. If you anticipate that you will not be able to participate in a class, you should contact your teacher as soon as you are aware that you will not be able to participate. 

We understand that each student is adjusting to the continuing situation to the best of their ability, and in their own specific way. Some of us may need a little extra help right now – and District 148 staff are here to help you in whatever way we can.

In closing, I would like to share that the Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sonya Whitaker,  is a host on WVON on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The topic “What’s Really Going On” brings forth key topics that may be beneficial to everyone.

As always, please stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Kevin J. Nohelty

 

Kevin J. Nohelty, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Dolton West School District 148