Overview of Returning to School

Return to school Safely
  • Appropriate Masks
    One of the most important mitigation strategies is a good mask that fits properly. This CDC graphic provides information on the proper type and way to wear a mask. Please be sure that the mask covers the nose and mouth, is 2-3 layers, and does not have valves. Gaiters are not approved face coverings. If your child does not have a proper mask, they will be provided one for the day.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine
    Per federal and state health guidelines, vaccinated students do not need to quarantine following COVID-19 exposure unless they contract COVID. If your child is 12 years old or older and is vaccinated, please email a copy of the record to the Daniel Wright nurse, Marissa Pastori at mpastori@d103.org, or drop off a paper copy at the Daniel Wright school office so we can identify which individuals do not need quarantine if they are identified as a close contact based on the current guidance from the Lake County Health Department. If we do not receive a copy of the vaccination card, your child will be quarantined if he/she is identified as close contact. Again, this guidance may change and we will keep you informed of any changes.

    Students who are quarantined due to having contracted COVID or are a close contact will receive remote learning during the quarantine period only. Specific information regarding the format of remote learning will be provided at a later date.

    Optional weekly COVID-19 testing
    To help keep our schools as safe as possible, we will be implementing optional weekly COVID testing for unvaccinated staff and students. Staff and students will be able to take home a simple nose/cheek swap kit on Thursdays and return the swab on Fridays. Test results will be emailed to parents Sunday night. If the test is positive, information on the next steps will be sent to each family.