District 300 Families,
The 1st quarter of this unusual school year has ended. On behalf of our administration, faculty, and staff we want to thank you for your patience and support during this time. This has been, and will continue to be, a challenging time for everyone and particularly for those with school-age children whether it be at home as a parent or at school as teacher.
We want you to know that we are continuing to look for ways to do more for more students within the prescribed guidelines for COVID-19. In the past two weeks we have had groups of students attending in-person for four days a week. This has gone well. Overall, our students have done a great job of following guidelines in our schools and we've had great cooperation with parents when children are sick. This is appreciated and contributes greatly to the success we've seen regarding spread of the coronavirus.
As we begin the 2nd quarter on Monday, our Kindergarten and 1st grade will begin attending Monday through Thursday. Remaining elementary grade levels (2nd, 3rd, 4th) will begin transitioning to 4 days of in-person attendance following the Kindergarten/1st grade provided that things continue to go well.
We are currently looking at what is possible for our middle school and high school students and will share more information when we have a plan we have confidence in. Again, please know that we are striving to do more for more students within the guidelines.
We are seeing some numbers rise in our region, so please continue to be mindful of hand hygiene, social distancing, and face coverings and if you're sick, stay at home.
Thank you again for your efforts throughout the first part of this school year.
Have a good and safe weekend,