Return-to-Learn Update (9/24/20)
We are looking forward to welcoming our students back into our schools in a hybrid learning model beginning Monday, September 28, 2020. As we shared earlier, we have implemented comprehensive health and safety mitigation techniques to help create a safe learning environment when students return. Expectations reflect guidance and consultation from the CDC, IDPH, and JCPH. One important note, face masks will be required for students and staff while in our schools, on District property, and while riding the bus or in other District vehicles. We will provide a minimum of two cloth face masks for each student; however, students are encouraged to bring their own if they so choose.
This transition to the hybrid learning model only applies to students who opted for standard enrollment during registration. This does not apply to students who have enrolled in the ICCSD PK-12 Online Learning Program. Families who opted for standard enrollment received notification on ‘A’ group and ‘B’ group designations several weeks ago. We will follow the hybrid calendar, beginning with the ‘A’ group on-site Monday (9/28) and Tuesday (9/29) and the ‘B’ group on-site Wednesday (9/30), Thursday (10/1), and Friday (10/2). The schedule will then rotate each week as detailed in the calendar. We encourage you to visit the District’s hybrid web page for full details on the teaching and learning schedule within this learning model. We also encourage you to review our COVID-19 Decision Matrix and our COVID-19 dashboard, both of which will be utilized to determine if there is another need to transition between learning models.
Full details regarding meals, athletics and activities, technology, and transportation can be found in the 9/18/20 Return-to-Learn Update located on the District website. For students who plan to ride the bus, a letter with your bus information can be accessed in your PowerSchool account following the directions that were sent earlier this week.
Keeping our students and staff safe will be a collaborative effort. Conducting daily health screenings with your children, keeping them home if they are sick, practicing effective hand washing, and learning how to properly wear a face covering are just a few ways in which families can help prepare for a safe return to in-person learning. We have been anxiously awaiting this moment and we cannot wait to welcome students back into our schools next week.