The Illinois Department of Health provided updated guidance on Monday, August 17, describing when a student or staff member should be excluded from school. This guidance has been attached for your convenience. In this guidance, it describes how long the student or staff member must be quarantined and the process to return to school. It is imperative that you look through this chart to fully understand how students and staff must be quarantined in certain situations. At this time, we are requesting students and staff who are forced to quarantine, but healthy enough to engage in the classroom remotely, continue to work remotely similar to our remote learning for all plan.
This situation remains fluid as the Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Health are continually updating guidance for school districts as they gain more knowledge. We are committed to keeping our families updated with the latest updates. Meanwhile, we thank you in advance for your cooperation and support as we deliver a quality education to our students during this pandemic.
If you have any questions or face any challenges as we proceed through remote learning, please contact your classroom teacher or building principal as we will work through these challenges in unison. While this pandemic has created barriers to reach our objective, I am excited to work as a team with you and your child to achieve academic excellence. Together, I am confident we can make this a positive experience.