Remote Learning 2020-2021


2020-2021 Reopening Plan

Over the past few weeks, our Reopening Task Force, which included almost 100 members representing OLCHS staff, students, parents, and BOE members, reviewed all of the recommendations from ISBE and IDPH, including the strong encouragement to reopen our school for some in-person student learning.  The work of the Task Force drove the development of our Fall 2020 Reopening Plan, which you can access here. We are incredibly grateful to all of the Task Force members for providing us with the guidance and support to develop this comprehensive Reopening Plan.

Included in the plan are very specific protocols and expectations to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all who enter our building.  The well-being of our students, our staff, and their families was absolutely paramount as we considered if and how we could have people return to campus.  I can assure you that our plan fully aligns with the safety and health recommendation outlined in the ISBE/IDPH guidance document as well as the recommendations provided by the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT).  As you can see in the plan, no stone was left unturned in our efforts to keep our building clean, sanitized, and safe for all.

The plan also addresses how we will provide high quality educational and support services to our students.  With social distancing as one of the important safety conditions in order to reopen the school, we are only allowing approximately 50% of the students to be present in the building at one time.  Therefore we are implementing a “Blended Remote Learning” model to start the school year.  However, it cannot be overstated that we need to be prepared for a sudden change in conditions which would prompt us to transition our instructional model to a full-remote environment

Student Support 

  • For student Skyward, or other tech help issues, please email, or call and leave a message at (708) 424-4740. 
  • If your student is ill or cannot participate in a Remote Learning day, please call the Attendance Line at: 708-741-5860.
  • iPad support can be reached by emailing

Remote Learning Resources

Community Counseling and Student Support Resources

OLCHS Student Service Department Resources

Community Support for Bills or Food

Mental Health Resource List Provided by Illinois State Board of Education

ISBE Remote Learning FAQ for Families

Illinois Department of Human Services - Call4Calm

  • Individuals who want to speak to a mental health professional can text "TALK" or "HABLAR" to 552-020.  Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center.  
  • People can also text "unemployment" or "food" or "shelter" to the same number to receive information on how to navigate or access supports and services.  

Pillars Community Health Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

  • Confidential 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline (708.482.9600)
  • Confidential 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline (708.485.5254)
  • Free telephone counseling, legal advocacy, undisclosed violence shelter and all services available in English, Spanish & Arabic.