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Remote Learners Update 9-3-20




149 South Elm Street

Winchester, Illinois 62694

Kevin Blankenship                             Andy Stumpf                          Denny Vortman    

Superintendent                                  WGS Principal                           WHS Principal

Dear Students and Parents,


In order to better serve our students, Winchester Schools will be making a change to the structure of remote learning.  Instruction will now be provided in a live, synchronous format for students who are learning at home.  This will provide the opportunity for remote learners to participate in class discussions and lessons.  Remote learning students must be present on google meet during designated class times and attendance will be taken.  This change to remote learning will begin on Tuesday, September 8th.  


All remote learning students will now be required to participate in live classes: 

  • Winchester Schools will be utilizing live streaming/recording of in-person instruction, which may include class discussions and student participation.  
  • Access will only be provided to students in the class.  
  • When accessing live streaming lessons and/or utilizing recorded lessons, it is the expectation of students that information learned about other students should be maintained in a confidential manner.  Just like when students are present for in-person learning.  
  • The recording and/or distribution of instructional videos/material is strictly prohibited.  


Attendance will be taken throughout the day:

  • Kindergarten - 5th grade students must be present during designated teacher instruction times.  Classroom teachers will share schedules with students (and parents) for their classes.
  • JH/HS students must be present for live instruction the entire class period unless dismissed by the teacher (see class times below).
  • PE, Art, Music and Pre-K classes and elementary library will not be live at WGS.


HS Class Times                                                 JH Class Times

1st        8:20-8:52                                              1st      8:10-8:50

2nd      8:55-9:27                                                 2nd     8:50-9:45

3rd      9:30-10:02                                             3rd     9:45-10:40

4th       10:05-10:37                                            4th     10:40-11:00 (lunch, PE, WIN)

5th       10:40-11:12                                            5th     11:00-11:20 (lunch, PE, WIN)

6th       11:15 - 11:47                                          6th     11:20-11:40 (lunch, PE, WIN)

Lunch  11:50-12:20                                           7th     11:40-12:25

7th       12:23 - 12:55                                          8th     12:25-1:10

8th       12:58 - 1:30 


We fully believe this change will greatly benefit student learning.  If you have any questions, please call Mr. Stumpf at 217-742-9551 or Mr. Vortman at 217-742-3151.