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Follow along with our Superintendent of Schools, Theresa R. Rouse, Ed.D.

Are we ready for Hybrid In-Person or not?

Sep 24, 2020

As we approach the middle of the first trimester, we will begin to review all data related to our decision-making process for our possible return to in-person instruction.  We will review all available information regarding the community spread and positivity rates for COVID-19, as well as survey data from staff and parents.

A survey will be  emailed to all parents on October 2, 2020.  Please return your survey as soon as possible in order for us to analyze the results and include a true representation for all staff and families in the process.

The data will be complied and a report will be presented to the Board of School Inspectors at their October 14, 2020 Board Meeting.  The final decision will be shared with staff and parents by the end of the day on October 16, 2020.  

If it is determined that we will move to Hybrid In-Person Learning, information will be gathered from all families regarding their choice of Hybrid Learning or Remote Learning.

Just a reminder, Hybrid In-Person Learning occurs both in the school classroom and via Remote Learning.  Students would attend school one or two days each week and be remote the remaining days of the week.  Remote Learning is the model we are currently implementing where students and teachers meet virtually five days a week.

If it is determined that we will remain in our Fully Remote Learning setting, we will go through a similar data gathering process at the end of the first trimester for a decision regarding the possibility of moving to Hybrid In-Person Learning in the middle of the second trimester (January 19, 2021).

It is important that we conduct this extensive review of data to ensure we are making the best decisions possible.  The safety of our students and staff is our ultimate priority.

Our ultimate goal is to return to Traditional Learning, in-person instruction for all students five days a week, however, this will not be possible until the State moves into Phase Five of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Thank you for your patience and participation in our upcoming data collection phases.

If you have questions or comments, feel free to click on the Let's Talk logo here or on the district website.

LT