Remote Learning at LYHS

Below are Latino Youth High School’s remote learning expectations that align with Chicago Public School (CPS) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requirements. Any revision to these expectations will be highlighted in red. Last update: 09/06/2020.


Remote learning is a new practice at Latino Youth High School; however, the use of Google Classroom and other online platforms is not. We recognize that there will be challenges but the goal of these expectations is to ensure our students are making academic gains while keeping the daily demands for students, teachers, and families manageable. 

The key to ensure success is that everyone remains flexible but committed to our shared academic outcomes.  Our ultimate goal is the same as always – for all of our students to graduate. 


  • Students are expected to check in each day using the LYHS Attendance Tracker.
  • Students are expected to engage in live instruction each day
  • Students should communicate with teachers about daily and long-term assignments through their LYHS email.
  • Students must complete assignments in Google Classroom. Credit can ONLY be earned by completing assignments.


  • Teachers will update their Google Classroom every Monday by 8:30 AM.
  • Teachers will be available for students every weekday from 8:30 to 3:15 PM.
  • Teachers will provide daily live instruction for students.
  • Teacher will respond to student communications within 24 hrs.
  • Teachers will update grades each Friday.


Q: What about students who do not have internet access at home?

A: Students may qualify for either high-speed internet or a district-provided hotspot at no cost through the Chicago Connected program. Check to see if your family is eligible for a wired internet connection or a district-provided hotspot through Chicago Connected by searching your child’s student ID and date of birth using this link.

Q: Should students expect an assignment every day?

A: Each day the school will provide 2.5 hours of live instruction and 2.5 hours of independent work. This works out to be 40 minutes of live instruction and 40 minutes of independent work per class. The independent work could take the form of daily assignments, multi-day assignments, readings, videos, or other activities.

Q: What’s the schedule for live instruction?

A: The schedule for live instruction is as follows:

Period 1 – 12:00 – 12:40 PM             Period 3 – 1:30 – 2:10 PM

Period 2 – 12:45 – 1:25 PM               Period 4 – 2:15 – 2:55 PM

Q: How do I access live instruction?

A: A unique Google Meet access link will be created by your teachers for each of your classes. This link is available inside each Google Classroom.

Q: How will courses be graded?

A: At the end of the quarter students will be assessed using a traditional grade scale (i.e. A, B, C, and NC). Teachers will provide weekly feedback and enter in grades each Friday.

Q: Should teachers and students be available throughout the day?

A: Unless a student or a teacher is ill, they should check and respond to Google Classroom and email messages periodically throughout the day. Teachers will be available for students every weekday from 8:30 to 3:15 PM. Students must attend the live instruction everyday from Noon to 2:55 PM.

Q: What are the email or Google Classroom codes for my student’s teachers?

A: Here is an updated list of teacher emails and Google Classroom codes.

Q: How do I log into Google Classroom?

A: You access Google Classroom ( by using your LYHS email account. More detailed information, please click here.

Q: How do I use Google Classroom?

A: Please watch the Google Classroom Tutorial for Students for more information.

Q: How do I check my schedule in PowerSchool?

A: Log into PowerSchool with the PowerSchool login information you were provided during orientation. For more detailed information, please click here.