Tuesday, remote learning began for Illinois school kids in light of the extension of the social distancing guidelines from President Trump.
Monticello Schools Superintendent Dr. Vic Zimmerman indicates those plans have gone out and he is making sure any students who do not have access to the internet knows access to wireless internet is available throughout the community.
The final quarter of the school year is already in jeopardy and Dr. Zimmerman indicates it is unlikely any material still left to be covered will be taught which is going to force an adjustment in learning for the next few years to make sure students get caught back up.
The times ahead are uncharted for everyone and Dr. Zimmerman recommends setting up a routine and structured day for your kids. He recognizes this isn't going to be easy on anyone but teachers will be available to help and students can still engage each other during this time.
Dr. Zimmerman points out this is new territory for everyone and adds this is not going to end up being a perfect system, he hopes everyone will have patience and simply do the best they can.