2020-21 School Year Guidance

Dear CHSD 218 Family:
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.
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.
CHSD 218 is keenly aware of the urgent need to communicate with families and staff about what to expect next school year and we will release an update on our planning process as soon as possible.
As you may know, CHSD 218 has been discussing options for the upcoming school year. We will continue to get feedback on possible directions for the Fall. These conversations, along with ISBE guidance, will help CHSD 218 put forth a plan that emphasizes the health and safety of our students and staff while maintaining a quality learning environment.
Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as our entire district navigated through a situation together that none of us could have imagined.
I will be in touch soon. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy your summer.
Dr. Ty Harting
Superintendent of Schools
Community High School District 218
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