2020-21 REOPENING OF SCHOOLS


This page serves as the home for our latest information related to the D181 2020-21 reopening of schools.

We continue to follow the guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). While we hope to make progress against COVID-19, we know that this situation continues to be fluid, and modifications may be necessary as health officials learn more about this virus.

We'll continue to update this page and send updated documents to our school community by email.

BOE Action Related to Reopening of Schools

At the Monday, Aug. 24, Board of Education meeting the Board approved changes to the 2020-21 calendar including Tuesday, Sept. 8, as the first day of student attendance for the 2020-21 School Year. To view the calendar, click here.

At the Thursday, Aug. 13, Special Board Meeting, the D181 Board of Education approved the AM/PM Hybrid Model and Remote Learning Model as part of the 2020-21 Reopening Plan.

    The AM/PM Hybrid Model includes the following details:

    • Daily student attendance in the morning or afternoon with remote learning during the other half of the day for students in grades 1-8. Preschool and Kindergarten will follow their regular half-day schedule.
    • Elementary School daily in-person instruction will focus on Literacy, Math and WIN/Intervention in elementary.
    • Middle School daily in-person instruction will focus on Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Language.
    • Remote learning includes all subjects not delivered in-person.
    • No lunch or recess onsite

Parent Guidebook


#D181Healthy


Keeping our students, staff, and schools #d181healthy

As part of our ongoing efforts to promote a culture of safety in D181 schools, we've created a series of videos on various topics related to the reopening of schools. Our latest videos highlight Health and Safety Protocols (1) & Proper Face Covering Usage (2) and Proper Handwashing (3). We will continue to share these messages with our families, students, and staff throughout the year. Thank you!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Click here for the full version)


GENERAL

REMOTE LEARNING

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION

SPECIAL EDUCATION

CURRICULUM

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

HEALTH & SAFETY