Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(Update: July 22, 2020) Parents and guardians have the option to select Hybrid Instruction or Remote Learning for the 2020 Fall Semester. More information will be sent to parents and guardians on Friday, July 24.

Survey Results presented at the Board of Education meeting on July 21 are available below:

Family Survey Results (July)

Staff Survey Results (July)

(Update: July 15, 2020) The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be at the core of every decision we make to safely open and return to school this fall. Our six Back to School Task Force teams made up of teachers in various content areas, school nurses, an instructional coach and administrators have discussed several scenarios, obstacles and solutions. I want to thank those of you who volunteered your time on our Task Force Teams. Our district leadership team has weighed the pros and cons of several scenarios to provide the best education possible in the midst of a pandemic. This design of the plan took into account the prescribed guidance/mandates from the CDC, Illinois Department of Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Below is a copy of the presentation from the Strategic Planning Committee Meeting as well as the TENTATIVE Return to School Plan.

Presentation - TENTATIVE Return to Learn Plan 

TENTATIVE Return to Learn Plan 

(Update: June 24, 2020) The Illinois State Board of Education released Phase 4 Transition Guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year on June 23. This 60-page document has been much anticipated and will go a long way toward answering critical questions all of us share about what the 2020-21 school year will look like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process.  

In District 155, we are aware of the urgent need to communicate with our staff and families about what to expect next school year. Prior to releasing our own transition plan, we want our staff and all of our families to provide us their feedback in a survey we plan to share in early July. We anticipate releasing our own transition plan by mid to late July. 

Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as our entire district navigates a situation together that none of us could have imagined. 

ISBE Transition Guidance 2020-21

Back to School Blueprint

(Update: June 17, 2020) A high quality high school learning experience centered on student engagement remains the focus of our work and planning. We are looking at five possible opening scenarios for the fall:

  • Normal in-person opening with no adaptations
  • Adapted in-person opening with adaptations of temperature checks, masks, social distancing, etc.
  • Hybrid opening with a combination of in-person and remote (Blended)
  • Varied in-person opening creating the need for alternating days or split shifts with adaptations of temperature checks, masks, social distancing, etc.
  • Remote opening with enhanced aspects to current practices

We have created six planning teams that meet every week to discuss how we would implement these different scenarios this fall. The six planning teams include:

  1. General Considerations

  2. School Operations

  3. Whole Child Supports

  4. School Personnel

  5. Academics

  6. Distance Learning

Our teams have reviewed survey results from feedback we collected from our students, staff, and families, to help guide our work. We received more than 2,200 responses from our families. 

Student Survey Results

Family Survey Results

Staff Survey Results

We hope to have a tentative plan in place by the first week of July and will seek input and ideas from you at that time. Recognizing the ability to develop a plan that there will be total agreement will prove insurmountable, but decisions will be made in the best interest of our students and staff. 

 

D155 Coronavirus Communications

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