CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction supports the advancement of academic and social/emotional growth for our students. The Department of C&I provides instructional guidance, assessment tools, and professional development to ensure our staff is well prepared to support students.

State Standards: CCSS-ELACCSS-MathNGSSFine ArtsPE/Health

Curriculum Guides:

ASSESSMENT

District 48 administers various assessments to measure student progress and help teachers understand each student’s areas of strength and weakness in order to provide appropriate instruction.

ACCESS

Upcoming State Assessments: 

Illinois Assessment of Readiness IAR

Illinois Science Assessment ISA

Upcoming Local Assessments: 

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

AimswebPlus Benchmarking: (K-2)

  • Fall: Sept 13 - Sept 24

  • Winter: Jan 24 - Feb 4

  • Spring: April 25 - May 6

English Learners (EL)

There are approximately 65 English learners in Salt Creek District 48 representing over 10 languages and cultural groups. The top most spoken languages other than English are Spanish and Urdu. We are so fortunate to have and celebrate the diversity of the families in our district. The goal of the English learner program is to ensure that ELs have the social and academic language necessary to learn, grow, lead, and succeed in a global society.The program provides support to help students succeed academically and to learn English.

Salt Creek District 48 offers EL support in all school buildings. Students receive support based on their proficiency level, academic, and language needs. Supports include small group resource, classroom push-in, and collaboration with classroom teachers. Generally, EL instruction is delivered during a scheduled intervention block or non-core academic time. The EL services in Salt Creek District 48 follow a transitional program of instruction (TPI). We have ELs of various backgrounds, but do not exceed 19 students that have the same language in one school building.

Questions regarding the EL program can be directed toward the David Miner, SC/SMS EL Specialist (dminer@saltcreek48.org) or Christi Kane, AMS EL Specialist (ckane@saltcreek48.org).

MTSS

Salt Creek School District 48 utilizes a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework to ensure that every student receives the appropriate level of support to be successful. Key tenets of MTSS to address academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs include:

  • collaborative problem-solving

  • data-based decision-making

  • high-quality evidence-based instruction

  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

  • Response-to-Intervention

  • Universal Design for Learning

  • ongoing assessment

  • professional development

  • family, school, and community partnership

MTSS Flier

RemoteCode Learning During Quarantine Procedures

  • Livestream from the child’s current classroom, in core subjects only, within 24 hrs of a known quarantine. This will include Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. 

  • Live Streaming is intended to provide students with a window into the classroom to support their continued learning during the quarantine period.

  • Asynchronous learning during the quarantine period may be provided, in addition to Livestream. This is not required but may be utilized if beneficial for learning. 

  • Staff will be notified in the event of a student quarantine 

  • Student work is shared through either Seesaw or Google Classroom (grade level dependent)

  • EL & Special Education services will be communicated to students/parents at the time of quarantine. This may include Livestream/webcast when possible, or services will be made up once the child returns from quarantine. This will be case-dependent.

Remote Learning Program

Remote Learning Program:

● The goal of the remote learning program is to ensure continuity of learning and provide the highest quality education possible that is aligned to the most critical standards (ELA, Math, Science, SS).

● Students participating in remote instruction will have access to live, synchronous instruction (2.5 hrs), for their core content only. This includes English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. COVID Communication 9/24/21

● Remote instruction is only provided to students who are excluded from school in accordance with Executive Order 2021-24 (confirmed cases, probable cases, and close contacts to cases of COVID-19).

● Remote instruction will begin 48 hours after a child is excluded from in-person instruction.

● Remote instruction is intended to provide students with a window into the classroom to support their continued learning during the quarantine period. Students participating remotely will observe the instruction. The instructional goal is to have teachers focus on in-person instruction.

● Asynchronous learning (2.5 hrs of instruction and schoolwork) during the quarantine period will also be provided.

● Staff will be notified in the event of a student quarantine.

● Student work is shared through either Seesaw or Google Classroom (grade level dependent).

● Special Education services are required to be delivered during periods of remote instruction. This may include Livestream/webcast when possible, or services will be made up once the child returns from quarantine. This will be case-dependent and case managers will coordinate service delivery with parents/families.

● English Learner and intervention services are not required to be delivered during periods of remote instruction. These services may be delivered and will be case-dependent.