• TCD Hybrid Schedule

    Posted by Mr. Hlavacs (TCD Principal) on 9/22/2020 9:00:00 AM

    TCD Update

    A Message From the Principal

    Good Morning Students, Parents, and Guardians,

    The Hybrid Schedule (except for the 4 programs listed below that will remain online for remote instruction) for TCD has been created click the link below to view. It took a long time to develop a balanced schedule that met the guidelines of the IDPH, but we are confident this will work well for ensuring the safety of everyone who enters the TCD building. Students who selected hybrid schooling with their home school will be attending twice a week and learning remotely/online for the other three days a week.

    TCD Hybrid Schedule

    Please Take a close look to see which two days you are attending.

    This schedule was developed with information provided by home schools from the selections students and families made in August regarding if a student wanted to attend in-person instruction in a hybrid model or if they wanted to learn online for the semester. If a student would like to change status from staying remote and to attend TCD in-person we will need 48 hours notice for TCD to approve/deny this kind of change. If a student would like to change to remote from in-person the student will need to communicate this request through the home school and the change will be immediate.  

    TCD will also have 4 programs that will remain in remote/online instruction only (no in-person instruction) for now. Those programs are:

    ·     Early Childhood Education & Care

    ·     Criminal Justice

    ·     Healthcare Foundations 

    ·     Medical Terminology and Healthcare Careers

    All students in the programs listed above they are going to remain in remote/online learning until notified otherwise. The programs listed that have dual credit will still be eligible for dual credit even though they will continue to be taught online. 

    All other programs not listed above will start our Hybrid model on Monday September 28th where students will attend TCD 2 days per week and participate in remote learning the other 3 days of the week. 

    Sincerely,

    Jason Hlavacs, Ed.D.

    Principal – Technology Center of DuPage

     

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  • Remote Learning Until Sept 28

    Posted by Mr. Hlavacs (TCD Principal) on 9/16/2020 2:00:00 PM

    In August when TCD announced our shift to “remote learning” to start the school year we stated we were hoping for students to return to TCD for some type of in-person instruction (hybrid) on September 21st.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to meet that goal.  We will need one additional week for logistical/planning purposes due to finalizing and balancing numbers for social distancing. The complexity of working with 34 different high schools that have different remote learning schedules has proven to be a challenge. We greatly appreciate all of the efforts our sending schools have gone through in providing TCD with the data we have requested. All schools are facing different challenges we have never faced before, we understand that gathering this data, and information was not easy.  The data that has been provided has helped us devise a plan that emphasizes safety for everyone, permits us to create a schedule that follows the IDPH guidelines, and allows for equity for our students. 

     

    To summarize:

    • TCD Students will continue full Remote Learning through September 25th
    • Monday September 28th TCD will start a Hybrid schedule for remote and in-person learning
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  • Remote Learning Until Sept 21

    Posted by Mr. Hlavacs (TCD Principal) on 8/14/2020 2:30:00 PM

    Greetings Students, Parents, & Guardians,

    The Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) will be switching to remote learning to start the school year on August 19 with a target date of moving to a Hybrid Schedule on September 21.  TCD serves 14 DuPage area school districts with 24 high schools in those districts.  We also work with additional schools outside of the DuPage area districts.  As we have tried to work with all our schools over the last few weeks to determine which students would be selecting online and which would like the opportunity to attend in-person, it has become difficult to have this information in time to properly plan for conducting in-person learning next week.  In addition to that, some new Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Guidelines were released on August 12 regarding in-person learning that we need some additional time to implement.

    •  August 19 will be TCD’s first school day unless your home school starts at a later date.  TCD students are allowed to login and participate prior to their school’s start date if they choose to do so.  
    • Remote learning will include scheduled synchronous learning sessions as well as asynchronous learning opportunities.  We will be analyzing our partner schools remote learning plans to see how we can work with the schedules the home school district has set for their students.    
    •  Login information for our Gradebook, Learning Management System (LMS) - Schoology, and TCD student email were mailed today.  If you have not received them by 12:00pm (noon), Tuesday August 18, contact Dr. Jason Hlavacs by email (jasonh@tcdupage.org) or by phone 630-620-8770 and press 5 for the principal’s office.  

    One of the questions I am sure you have is why did we pick to have remote learning until September 18?  The reasons are:

    • This date puts TCD’s new date for in-person after several Districts are planning to start their Hybrid Schedules
    • TCD usually spends the first 4 weeks primarily in the classrooms where students are learning safety and introduction to the career program.  This would allow us to move right into the lab areas where we have more space when we return to a Hybrid schedule on September 21.
    • Extra time is needed to get information from each District on whether a student is going to be remote only or will attend some days in-person.  We need time to make adjustments and schools have not had enough time to work this out because they have been trying to figure out what they are doing in their own building.
    • Gives TCD more time to prepare for in-person learning based on new guidelines from IDPH that were released on August 12
    • This is the best option at this time: the situation continues to change.  This is best for TCD

    We understand this is not what anyone was hoping for and we will continue to update everyone as the school year progresses.

    Sincerely,

    Jason Hlavacs, Ed.D.

    Principal - Technology Center of DuPage

     

    Saludos estudiantes, padres y tutores,

    El Centro de Tecnología de DuPage (TCD) cambiará a aprendizaje remoto para comenzar el año escolar el 19 de agosto con una fecha límite para pasar a un horario híbrido el 21 de septiembre. TCD presta servicios a 14 distritos escolares del área de DuPage con 24 escuelas secundarias en esos distritos . También trabajamos con escuelas adicionales fuera de los distritos del área de DuPage. Hemos tratado de trabajar con todas nuestras escuelas durante las últimas semanas para determinar qué estudiantes seleccionarán en línea y cuáles desearían tener la oportunidad de asistir en persona, se ha vuelto difícil tener esta información a tiempo para planificar adecuadamente la realización en persona aprendiendo la próxima semana. Además de eso, el 12 de agosto se publicaron algunas pautas nuevas del Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois (IDPH) con respecto al aprendizaje en persona, que necesitamos más tiempo para implementar.

    • El 19 de agosto será el primer día escolar de TCD a menos que la escuela de su hogar comience en una fecha posterior. Los estudiantes de TCD pueden iniciar sesión y participar antes de la fecha de inicio de su escuela si así lo desean.
    • El aprendizaje remoto incluirá sesiones programadas de aprendizaje sincrónico, así como oportunidades de aprendizaje asincrónico. Analizaremos los planes de aprendizaje remoto de nuestras escuelas asociadas para ver cómo podemos trabajar con los horarios que el distrito escolar de origen ha establecido para sus estudiantes.
    • La información de inicio de sesión para nuestro libro de calificaciones, el sistema de gestión del aprendizaje (LMS) - Schoology y el correo electrónico de los estudiantes de TCD se enviaron hoy. Si no los ha recibido antes de las 12:00 pm (mediodía) del martes 18 de agosto, comuníquese con el Dr. Jason Hlavacs por correo electrónico (jasonh@tcdupage.org) o por teléfono 630-620-8770 y presione 5 para la oficina del director.

    Una de las preguntas que estoy seguro de que tiene es ¿por qué elegimos tener aprendizaje remoto hasta el 18 de septiembre? Las razones son: 

    • Esta fecha coloca la nueva fecha de TCD en persona después de que varios distritos planean comenzar sus horarios híbridos. TCD generalmente pasa las primeras 4 semanas principalmente en las aulas donde los estudiantes están aprendiendo sobre seguridad e introducción al programa de carreras. Esto nos permitiría movernos directamente a las áreas de laboratorio donde tenemos más espacio cuando regresemos a un horario híbrido el 21 de septiembre.
    • Se necesita más tiempo para obtener información de cada distrito sobre si un estudiante va a estar solo a distancia o asistirá algunos días en persona.
    • Necesitamos tiempo para hacer ajustes y las escuelas no han tenido suficiente tiempo para resolver esto porque han estado tratando de averiguar qué están haciendo en su propio edificio.
    • Le da a TCD más tiempo para prepararse para el aprendizaje en persona según las nuevas pautas de IDPH que se publicaron el 12 de agosto
    • Esta es la mejor opción en este momento: la situación sigue cambiando. Esto es mejor para TCD

    Entendemos que esto no es lo que nadie esperaba y continuaremos actualizando a todos a medida que avance el año escolar.

    Sinceramente,

    Jason Hlavacs, Ed.D.

    Director - Centro de Tecnología de DuPage

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  • 2020-2021 Fall Schedule

    Posted by Mr. Hlavacs, TCD Principal on 7/29/2020 2:30:00 PM

    Greetings Students, Parents, & Guardians,

     

    Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) will be opening for in-person and remote learning this year.  Please accept my apologies for the timing of this information.  TCD serves 14 DuPage area school districts with 24 high schools in those districts.  We also work with additional schools outside of the DuPage area districts.  This presented TCD with some unique planning considerations that required us to find out how our sending schools/districts were planning their school year. There have been a number of twists and turns along the way and some of our sending schools have even made changes to their plans within the last 24 hours. TCD’s plan is below.  We are offering a hybrid model in an effort to accommodate our sending schools’ hybrid plans as well as online only options. TCD will be open for in-person learning 5 days a week in order to work with sending schools hybrid models.   

     

    1.  Schedule—Our Plan is being labeled a Hybrid model in an effort to accommodate all of the hybrid models from our sending schools. TCD will offer In-Person schooling 5 days a week. This means that there is a possibility of students having daily attendance in their program in person all 5 days in a week.  There is a caveat to this as we have some programs that will have to have a limit on daily in-person attendance due to capacity restrictions in the program spaces (based on IDPH and ISBE guidelines).  We will also be providing remote instruction for students who cannot attend TCD all 5 days as well. In order to follow the guidelines for social distancing, we will work with each high school to determine if we need to adjust processes and procedures for the days, any school will be allowing students to attend in-person.

     

        A. All Choices for your students' schedules must be coordinated through their home school.  This  means if you have chosen an online only option with your child’s home school and still want them to attend in-person classes at TCD that is a possibility that must be worked out through the home school. The same goes for students attending on remote learning days for the hybrid model their home school is offering. Below are the choices that must be worked out with the home school:

            1. Online at the home school and in-person at TCD
            2. In-person at home school and online at TCD
            3. Online at home school and online at TCD
            4. In-person at homeschool and in-person at TCD  

        B. Any transportation questions are to be directed to the sending schools.

    1. Certain schools do not allow students to drive to TCD on their own. The privilege to drive and park is determined by the homeschool.  Parents are also welcome to drop off and pick up their students if they choose.
    2. If students are permitted to drive to TCD they are not allowed to transport any other students to and from TCD unless the other person is a sibling who also attends TCD.
    3. TCD parking permit application is located at the link below. Please follow the steps in order. https://www.tcdupage.org/domain/322

    2.  All TCD programs will be offered in either a hybrid model that reflects the schedule your school follows or remote only option.  Therefore, if a student has selected the online option for their District, we will provide an online option at TCD.  While we are offering this option, we can only promise to make adjustments for the high school grade and credit part of a program.

    1. Dual Credit and/or certifications sometimes require extensive hands-on learning and may not be able to be guaranteed in an online only format.
    2. If a student selects the Online only option with their district we will need to be notified if they are going to be online only with TCD as well or if they/your district still plans on them physically attending classes here at TCD.  This is to be coordinated with the home school.

    3. TCD will be performing daily temperature checks and certifying students as they enter our building.

    4. August 19 will be first TCD school day for students unless the home school starts at a later date.

    5. Students and staff will be required to wear masks while at TCD. 

    6. TCD will be issuing 2 reusable masks to both students and staff.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me,

     

    Thank you,

     

    Jason Hlavacs, Ed.D.

    Principal

    Technology Center of DuPage

     

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    Saludos estudiantes, padres y tutores,

     

    El Centro de Tecnología de DuPage (TCD) se abrirá para el aprendizaje en persona y remoto este año. Acepte mis disculpas por el momento de esta información. TCD sirve a 14 distritos escolares del área de DuPage con 24 escuelas secundarias en esos distritos. También trabajamos con escuelas adicionales fuera de los distritos del área de DuPage. Esto presentó a TCD algunas consideraciones de planificación únicas que nos obligaron a descubrir cómo nuestras escuelas / distritos emisores estaban planeando su año escolar. A lo largo del camino ha habido una serie de giros y vueltas y algunas de nuestras escuelas de envío incluso han realizado cambios en sus planes en las últimas 24 horas. El plan de TCD está a continuación. Estamos ofreciendo un modelo híbrido en un esfuerzo por acomodar los planes híbridos de nuestras escuelas emisoras, así como también opciones en línea. TCD estará abierto para el aprendizaje en persona 5 días a la semana para trabajar con el envío de modelos híbridos a las escuelas.

    1. Nuestro plan está siendo etiquetado como un modelo híbrido en un esfuerzo por acomodar todos los modelos híbridos de nuestras escuelas de origen. TCD ofrecerá educación en persona 5 días a la semana. Esto significa que existe la posibilidad de que los estudiantes tengan asistencia diaria a su programa en persona los 5 días de la semana. Hay una advertencia sobre esto, ya que tenemos algunos programas que tendrán que tener un límite en la asistencia diaria en persona debido a restricciones de capacidad en los espacios del programa (según las pautas IDPH e ISBE). También proporcionaremos instrucción remota para los estudiantes que no puedan asistir a TCD los 5 días. Para seguir las pautas de distanciamiento social, trabajaremos con cada escuela secundaria para determinar si necesitamos ajustar los procesos y procedimientos para los días, cualquier escuela permitirá que los estudiantes asistan en persona.

    1. Todas las opciones para los horarios de sus estudiantes deben coordinarse a través de su escuela de origen. Esto significa que si ha elegido una opción solo en línea con la escuela de origen de su hijo y aún quiere que asista a clases en persona en TCD, es una posibilidad, y debe resolverse a través de la escuela de origen. Lo mismo ocurre con los estudiantes que asisten en días de aprendizaje remoto para el modelo híbrido que ofrece su escuela de origen. A continuación, se presentan las opciones que deben resolverse con la escuela de origen:

             1. En línea en la escuela de origen y en persona en TCD
             2. En persona en la escuela en casa y en línea en TCD
             3. En línea en la escuela de origen y en línea en TCD
             4. En persona en la escuela en casa y en persona en TCD

    1. Cualquier pregunta relacionado al transporte debe ser dirigida a las escuelas emisoras.
      1. Ciertas escuelas no permiten que los estudiantes manejen a TCD por su cuenta. La escuela emisora determina el privilegio de conducir y estacionar. Los padres también pueden dejar y recoger a sus estudiantes si así lo desean.
      2. Si a los estudiantes se les permite conducir a TCD, no se les permite transportar a otros estudiantes hacia y desde TCD a menos que la otra persona sea un hermano que también asista a TCD.
      3. La solicitud de permiso de estacionamiento enTCD se encuentra en el siguiente enlace. Por favor siga los pasos en orden. https://www.tcdupage.org/domain/322

    2. Todos los programas de TCD se ofrecerán en un modelo híbrido que refleje el horario que sigue su escuela o la opción solo remota. Por lo tanto, si un estudiante ha seleccionado la opción en línea para su Distrito, proporcionaremos una opción en línea en TCD. Si bien ofrecemos esta opción, solo podemos prometer hacer ajustes para la calificación de la escuela secundaria y la parte de crédito de un programa.

    1. El crédito dual y / o las certificaciones a veces requieren un aprendizaje práctico extenso y es posible que no se puedan garantizar en un formato solo en línea.
    2. Si un estudiante selecciona la opción Solo en línea con su distrito, seremos notificados si también estarán en línea solo con TCD o si ellos / su distrito aún planea que asistan físicamente a clases aquí en TCD. Esto se coordinará con la escuela de origen.

    3. TCD realizará controles diarios de temperatura y certificará a los estudiantes cuando ingresen a nuestro edificio.

    4. El 19 de agosto será el primer día escolar de TCD para los estudiantes, a menos que la escuela de origen comience en una fecha posterior.

    5. Los estudiantes y el personal deberán usar máscaras mientras estén en TCD.

    6. TCD emitirá 2 máscaras reutilizables para los estudiantes y el personal.


    Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en preguntarme,

     

    Gracias,

    Jason Hlavacs, Ed.D.

    Principal

    Centro de tecnología de DuPage

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  • 7-14-2020 1:00 PM

    Posted by Mr. Zimmerman - DAOES Director on 7/14/2020 1:00:00 PM

    TCD’s Plan for the reopening of school for 2020-2021

     

    TCD Administration has been meeting with a Planning Committee of teachers and staff to finalize our plan that will be presented to the DAOES Board next Thursday, July 23 for approval.  Once our plan is Board approved, we will be sharing this with high school administration, parents and students.  We hope to have this information out the week of July 27.  

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  • 5-19-20 4:00 PM

    Posted by Ms. Gonzalez - Asst. Principal on 5/19/2020 4:00:00 PM
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  • 5-8-20 3:00 PM

    Posted by Mr. Zimmerman - DAOES Director on 5/8/2020 3:00:00 PM
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  • 4-22-20 1:00 PM

    Posted by Mr. Zimmerman - DAOES Director on 4/22/2020 1:00:00 PM

    TCD is closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • 3-31-20 7:00 PM

    Posted by Mr. Zimmerman - DAOES Director on 3/31/2020 7:00:00 PM

    Today, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

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  • 3-18-20 2:00 PM

    Posted by Mr. Zimmerman - DAOES Director on 3/18/2020 2:00:00 PM

    ATTENTION STUDENTS and PARENTS:
    If you need to pick up materials to complete assignments while home please READ: MATERIAL PICK UP HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL TOMORROW, THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH WE WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:30am-11:30am.
    After March 19th, students will not have access to the building. Please ring the bell by the Main Entrance of TCD for access to the building. We are asking that just the student come in to the building. Thanks!

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