Learning Plan for 2021-2022
We are pleased to share our plans to offer a full-day in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Please see below to learn more details of the plans as presented on August 5, 2021 at our Board of Education meeting.
• Learning Plan Presentation Video with Dr. Catherine Wang - August 12, 2021
• SOUTH Updates - shared by Dr. Zonghetti
• WEST Updates - shared by Mrs. Zuhr
• CENTRAL Updates - shared by Dr. Mollet and Mr. Kim
We look forward to welcoming our students and staff to the new year. Please join us and share in our theme of belonging - belonging to community; finding our place, path and people; and acknowledging how the safety of feeling like we belong helps us grow and learn.
Health Guidelines During the Pandemic
It is our shared responsibility to ensure we practice good hygiene and maintain a healthy environment for our students and staff. The steps to mitigate risks and care for our students and staff may be found here. In addition, the detailed FAQ from IDPH contains the latest information on health requirements in the schools.
• Updated IDPH Health FAQs (updated 8/9/21)
• ISBE School Guidance for 2021-2022 (updated 8/9/21)
• COVID-19 Surveillance Data (search by town)
Review the IDPH exclusion document to consider when a student or staff member may return to school after exposure to COVID-19. All information reflects the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for schools.
- Criteria to return to school for non-COVID related illnesses
During the school year we will update our COVID-19 case information on Friday on the COVID-19 Dashboard. While this represents a snapshot in time of the data, we continue to reflect upon the trends and are monitoring all factors as we make informed decisions about the mitigation and health protocols in our schools.
Parent Guide to Schoology
This year all our Kindergarten through 8th-grade students have been issued District 35 iPads and our teachers will be using several tools to streamline information and resources for students and families. Watch this short video for an overview of Clever and Schoology information on parent access to Schoology. Additional information on Schoology can be found in A Parent's Guide to Schoology.
If you need assistance accessing your parent Schoology account, please email email@example.com.
Exclusion Guidance from IDPH
On January 4, 2021, the school guidance for responding to COVID-19 cases or symptoms was updated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Our schools will work with the Cook County Department of Public Health to respond using the following criteria:
- IDPH Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals
- IDPH FAQs
If a student is sent home sick with suspected COVID-19 symptoms during a school day the IDPH guidelines also require that all siblings must also be sent home and quarantine until an alternative diagnosis is made or a negative COVID test result is received. Due to community transmission levels, if an individual is a close contact to a confirmed case or experiencing symptoms, documentation of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result is needed. Our school nurse will provide all information when a child is sent home. Our nurse will also remain in contact with the family to ensure appropriate next steps are followed to return to school.
School Sports Requirements
This sports guidance issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) pertains to all school-based sports.