• Schedule

    1. Students will attend school 5-days per week.
    2. Early Childhood (EC) and Kindergarten will be half-day only.  IIP EC is a half day model from 9:00d-11:00 and 12:00-2:00. 
    3. The regular school day for each grade level are:
      1. AM Early Childhood = 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
      2. PM Early Childhood = 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
      3. Extended Early Childhood = 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
      4. AM Kindergarten = 8:15 to 11:00 a.m.
      5. PM Kindergarten = 12:00 to 2:45 p.m.
      6. Grades 1-2 = 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
      7. Grades 3-5 = 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      8. Grades 6-8 = 8:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

    Classrooms

    1. Desks/tables will be organized 6 feet distance between students.
    2. Desks/tables will face one direction in the classroom.
    3. Dividers may be used at desks/tables during lunch or other parts of the day.
    4. Students will stay in classrooms as much as possible. Teachers will rotate classes as needed.
    5. Classrooms will be cleared of non-essential furniture.
    6. Areas such as gyms, common areas, and specials rooms may be utilized as classrooms to reduce the number of people in each classroom.
    7. Classes may occur outside when weather permits.

    Lunch

    1. Lunch will be eaten in classrooms. Food will be available for purchase through our food service provider, Quest, and delivered to the classrooms.
    2. Dividers may be used at desks/tables during lunch or other parts of the day.
    3. Areas of the classrooms will be designated for students with food allergies.

    Recess

    1. Students in grades EC-5 will have outside recess everyday when weather permits.
    2. Students in grades 6-8 will take breaks outside everyday when weather permits.
    3. Students will remove their masks during recess while remaining physically distant.

    Parent Certification for sending children to school:

    1. Parents will need to take a temperature reading and check for COVID-19 symptoms each morning your child will be present in our buildings.  
    2. Students with a fever or any of the symptoms below should stay home and seek medical advice. By sending your child to school, you are certifying the following:
      1. That your child does not have a fever over 100.4 degrees without fever reducing medication. 
      2. That your child does not have any of the following conditions related to COVID-19:
        1. Cough
        2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        3. Fatigue
        4. Muscle or body aches
        5. Headache
        6. New loss of taste or smell
        7. Sore throat
        8. Congestion or runny nose
        9. Nausea or vomiting
        10. Diarrhea

    Medical

    1. Temperature checks for staff, students, and visitors may be taken daily by staff members.
    2. If the temperature is 100.4 or greater, a nurse will conduct a second temperature check.
    3. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater or showing other COVID-19 related symptoms will be isolated, parents/care providers will be called, and the student will leave school immediately.
    4. Parents of students in the classroom, grade level or school will be notified if a member of the class, grade level or school has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Specific names of the individuals with COVID-19 will not be shared due to medical privacy laws.
    5. Individuals with a temperature over 100.4 degrees or other COVID-19 related symptoms will need to have two negative COVID-19 tests administered 24 hours apart prior to returning to school. Results will be shared with the school office. 

    Hygiene and sanitation

    1. As mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education, students and staff will wear face masks while in the building unless there is a medical reason not to wear a face mask.
    2. Students need to bring five (5) clean cloth masks to school each day to change as needed.
    3. Students will be able to take “mask breaks” throughout the day in a safe manner.
    4. Face shields are not acceptable as stand-alone face coverings.
    5. Students will be required to wash their hands and utilize hand sanitizer throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and hallway.
    6. Students will bring water bottles to school and fill them at bottle filling stations. Drinking fountains without water bottle filling capabilities will be turned off.
    7. Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
    8. Buildings will be sanitized daily.

    Curriculum and Instruction

    1. The District will use online curriculum for in-person and remote learning environments so all students are receiving the same high quality materials. This will ensure a continuity of learning should students move between in-person and remote learning throughout the year based on individual needs, or if schools are closed due to COVID related issues.
    2. Grade level content aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards will be taught in all grade levels during the 2020-2021 school year. 
    3. Specials and CAPE classes such as Music, Art, Family/Consumer Sciences, Library, PE, etc., may occur in the student’s homeroom or outside (weather permitting) instead of in a separate classroom.
    4. Social Emotional curriculum will adjust to address the new unique learning environments and life changes.

    Transportation

    1. Parents are asked to drive students to school to help reduce the number of students on each bus.
    2. Carpooling with one other consistent family with students in the same class is encouraged to reduce traffic congestion.
    3. Bus capacity will have reduced capacity (either 25 or 50) students per bus.
    4. Buses will be sanitized after each route.
    5. Masks will be worn on buses.

    Extracurricular activities

    1. Extracurricular activities will occur this year.
    2. Extracurricular offerings may be different than previous years depending on the type of activity.
    3. Sports and athletic activities will be determined on a case by case basis. No competition between other school district teams will occur.
    4. Off campus field trips and off campus extracurricular activities are canceled for the school year.

    Students with Specific Learning Needs (IEP, 504 & ELL)

    1. Students with specific learning needs will receive their services as outlined in their individual plans.

    103 Club

    1. 103 Club will offer limited child care for students due to space constraints.
    2. Additional information is forthcoming.