June 23, 2020
Dear Staff and Community
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year.
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. The document is posted on the ISBE Website: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Part-3-Transition-Planning-Phase-4.pdf
Right now, we don’t have all the answers to those questions as this document was released to school districts at the same time it was released to the public. Therefore, we kindly ask for your patience as our staff thoroughly reviews this detailed guidance and implements the suggestions into our district’s own transition plan.
We are very aware of the urgent need to communicate to families about what to expect next school year and anticipate releasing our own transition plan next week.
Dr. Greggory W. Fuerstenau