Curriculum Nights, District-wide plans for assessment, standards and report cards

Curriculum Nights, District-wide plans for assessment, standards and report cards

This year Curriculum Night for each school will be held virtually. As it has been in the past, the goal is for teachers to introduce themselves to families and share information about what learning will look like for students. It will also be an opportunity for parents to ask general questions about the learning experience. Curriculum Night will also be a chance for teachers to demonstrate the virtual learning environment and explain how students can interact with teachers and ask questions. 

Teachers will email families directly with Zoom links for the following days/times for Curriculum Night. 

September 22 - Grove Children’s Preschool

September 23 - Belle Aire, Henry Puffer, Highland, Lester, Pierce Downer, Whittier and O’Neill

September 24 - El Sierra, Fairmount, Hillcrest, Indian Trail, Kingsley and Herrick


Pre K – 6:30-7 p.m.

AM K – 6-6:30 p.m.

PM K – 5-5:30 p.m.


Grade 1 – 5:30-6 p.m.

Grade 2 – 6-6:30 p.m.

Grade 3 – 6:30-7 p.m.

Grade 4 – 7-7:30 p.m.

Grade 5 – 7:30-8 p.m.

Grade 6 – 8-8:30 p.m.

Families of middle school students will follow their students’ schedule and will follow a new Zoom class for each period.

Early bird – 6:45 p.m.

Period 1 – 7 p.m.

Period 2 – 7:15 p.m.

Period 3 – 7:30 p.m.

* Period 4 or 5 – 7:45 p.m.

Period 6 – 8 p.m.

Period 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Period 8 – 8:30 p.m.

* Students have homebase either period 4 or 5; homebase will not meet on Curriculum Night so families will attend either 4th or 5th period, whichever class is not homebase. 

Presentation materials and information will be made available to any families who cannot attend Curriculum Night.

Here is a video that explains the format of the evening and outlines District-wide plans for assessment, standards and report cards for Trimester 1.

The goal of Remote Learning is to provide a consistent educational experience, however, with the limitations imposed by the ISBE and health departments, instruction will not look the same as it did previously. The District has worked collaboratively to ensure that instruction contains Trimester 1 Essential State Standards for each content area and for each grade level. These descriptors are general and tied to Illinois learning standards. To learn more about specific skills within that standard, parents can find them on the Report Card section of the website. Click on each grade to see more details about expectations of skills and abilities. The format for a Trimester I Report Card will be revised during Remote Learning and is currently under development. In addition, this fall, the District will determine how assessment information will be translated into a report card. 

In addition, during Remote Learning, elementary teachers will provide weekly lesson plan documents, which provide a brief description and links to activities, noting whether they are live or asynchronous. Please bookmark this page as students and parents should be able to access it regularly. 

In middle school, weekly plans will be shared, but will not include a link to specific activities. There should be enough information in the weekly plans to discuss them with your student as well as to promote independence and accountability.

Finally, we ask parents to be mindful that teaching is an art that requires flexibility in order to ensure that students demonstrate understanding of a skill set. As such, activities in the weekly plan could change and we ask families not to use it to plan assignments ahead of time.

If there are questions beyond Curriculum Night, or about individual student performance, please contact your child’s teacher.