Category Archives: Special Education
Illinois Schools Allowed To Re-Open Per Governor Pritzker Executive Order Signed on June 4, 2020-including Summer School Programs
Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker today, June 4, signed an executive order allowing all Illinois schools to reopen, including summer school programs. The executive order states that schools can reopen for limited, in-person education, and food distribution will be allowed. … Continue reading →
A lot of parents are asking how will schools be able to open and students return to schools in the Fall?
A lot of parents are asking how will schools be able to open and students return to schools in September? The reality is that schools will not be returning in the way that is familiar to us and our children. … Continue reading →
Dr. Polyak Presents An Up-Date on the Future of Education and Graduation at the Leyden High Schools as of May 11, 2020
Dr. Polyak announced that graduation for the senior classes at East and West Leyden High Schools will be virtual. The planning for the virtual graduation is on-going. He tells everyone they should be tuning in for a surprise at … Continue reading →
Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Carmen I. Ayala said parents should be prepared to continue homeschooling their children in the fall, as the state’s K-12 schools could remain closed. Ayala, of west suburban Downers Grove, made the remarks during a … Continue reading →
Why Weren’t Leyden, Norwood Park and Maine Township Schools as well as the Rest of the State of Illinois Prepared for On-Line Education When This Pandemic Came Upon Us ? Historic School Teacher Union Opposition to On-Line Education Is the Answer !!!
Leyden High Schools pioneered on line education calling it E-Learning for that one or two snow days a year, but because the teachers’ unions such as the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association oppose such a direction for … Continue reading →
So What Could a Virtual Graduation Look Like at Leyden High Schools in May, 2020 ? This is Something We As a Community Need to Embrace to Make the Graduation Meaningful for All.
High schools in Illinois including Leyden Highs Schools will not be able to hold traditional graduation ceremonies in May because of advice from health experts to limit crowds in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as evolving … Continue reading →
Dr. Polyak Explains to the Leyden SD 212 Educational Community E-Learning Beginning on Monday, April 6th , Noting That It Is “Unlikely” That The Students Will Return To The Buildings This Academic Year
Dr. Nick Polyak updates the Leyden Educational Community regarding what the future of education looks like for the remainder of this academic year at Leyden High School District 212 in a You Tube Presentation issued on Thursday, April 2, 2020 … Continue reading →
#leydenpride #parents, Yesterday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker extended both the “stay-at-home” order and school closures for the state, and they will now run through Thursday, April 30, 2020. We will continue to provide continuity of instruction by presenting students with … Continue reading →
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, is the nation’s federal special education law. It provides funding, technical assistance and monitoring to ensure students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education. With the new COVID-19 stimulus package, the … Continue reading →
Dear Leyden Community, Over the past 24 hours we have been made aware of two additional cases of COVID-19 within the Leyden Community. One case involves a West Leyden student and the other case is an East Leyden parent. The … Continue reading →