News

August 17, 2020

District 54 V-Learning Family Resources Site

How Students Will Join Classes on the First Day?
We have created a brief run-through of how students in K-2 and 3-8 will sign in and be present in their classes on the first day. The videos highlight 3 key points – How to login/join, how to switch between classes, and how to navigate to tasks/activities. There is a video for Seesaw and a video for Google Classroom. The two videos combined take up a total of just under 7 minutes.

Students Starting School Using Seesaw

Students Starting School Using Google Classroom

For K-2 Families
Each day, please remember to open Seesaw and go to your child’s Homeroom class and navigate to activities for the day.  This will allow you to obtain the Zoom link for the daily morning meeting.

For 3rd-6th Families
Please have your children check their Gmail accounts prior to the first day of school.  They will have an email that provides all the necessary codes to join their Google Classrooms.

Internet Access
Hotspots are also available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office if you are experiencing financial hardships and need a hotspot. 

Device Support

Our Technology Department has been working to support students and staff as we all learn and work remotely. We understand that some families are experiencing slow speeds or problems with their providers, and we ask you to report that directly to your provider.

People experiencing problems with District 54 technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students) should email [email protected] so that we can troubleshoot the problem via phone or email. If the problem cannot be resolved, we have a technology drop-off program. To schedule an appointment to drop off a broken laptop, iPad or other device, you must first email [email protected] or call 847-357-5154.  Please do not stop by without an appointment. By making an appointment, we can abide by the rules of social distancing and ensure we have a replacement device ready for you when you arrive.