Lansing schools pivot to remote learning as snow forecast looms
By Josh Bootsma
LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2022) – Lansing’s schools announced throughout Tuesday that they would be closed entirely or activating remote learning procedures on Wednesday in response to heavy snow in the forecast. Below is a list of school announcements and further details:
The D215 e-learning schedule for Wednesday is below:
- Period 0 – 7:40 – 8:20 a.m.
- Period 1 – 8:25 – 9:05 a.m.
- Period 2 – 9:10 – 9:55 a.m.
- Period 3 – 10 – 10:40 a.m.
- Period 4 – 10:45 – 11:25 a.m.
- Period 5 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
- Period 6 – 12:15 – 12:55 p.m.
- Period 7 – 1 – 1:40 p.m.
The district said in a Facebook post, “Teachers will email links to students to join their virtual classrooms by 8 a.m. [Wednesday] morning. Attendance will be taken by teachers (every period) based on student presence in the live virtual class. Teachers will record this in Power School, the Student Information System. Students need to attend all classes at the designated time.”
Absent TF South students should be reported to 708-585-2040.
“Administrators will be monitoring the weather conditions for Thursday and you will be notified if another e-learning day is deemed necessary. Please plan to have your student at their school building on Thursday unless you receive additional notification from the school district,” District 215 said.
Sports and activities may continue on Wednesday, as weather allows. Coaches and sponsors will be in touch with students, the district said.
District 158 is using Wednesday as an “Emergeny E-Learning Day,” which will not need to be made up at the end of the school year. Students will learn virtually and staff will available remotely.
Athletics are also cancelled on Wednesday.
District 171 has announced that on Wednesday, students and staff at its two schools will be following the same schedule they did during the district’s recent adaptive pause, just a few weeks ago.
A message on the Lansing Christian School website Tuesday night said, “NO SCHOOL – on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2. Heavy snowfall rates is expected in our area. Enjoy your snow day, and stay safe and warm!”