Are you providing COVID testing?
You can access information on COVID testing here.
Does my student have to wear a mask?
Per the Illinois Governor’s Executive Order on August 4, 2021, all schools in Illinois serving pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students must require the indoor use of face coverings by students, staff, and visitors who are over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. Additional masks are available for students at school. If a student has a medical issue or concern that prevents them from consistently wearing a mask, contact the school’s Student Services Department.
Per updated guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health, the face mask should have two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 and should be worn over the nose and mouth, be secured under the chin, and should fit snugly against the sides of the face without gaps.
Is physical distancing in effect?
According to the latest IDPH and ISBE guidance, at least three feet of physical distance should be maintained whenever possible within classrooms.
How does lunch work?
Cafeterias are open with tables set to accommodate the three-foot social distancing guideline. Whenever possible, schools also offer tables with greater social distancing for students should they choose that option. Open campus remains for juniors and seniors after parent permission is processed at the school. Free breakfast and lunch also continue to be provided as part of the federal school lunch program. A la carte items are available for purchase.
How are the buildings being disinfected?
Our maintenance teams continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect the buildings at the end of the day. High-touch surfaces in areas such as hallways, stairwells, etc. are disinfected throughout the day. Disinfectant and hand sanitizer is available in every classroom.
Does my student still need to do a daily wellness screening before they leave home?
Yes, parents should ensure their students are well before they leave for school. Per the latest IDPH school document current COVID symptoms include fever (100.4 or higher) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea. If a student exhibits any COVID symptoms, the parent should contact the school’s attendance office with this information. The school’s nurse’s office will place a follow-up call with the parent before the child is sent to school. There is no formal form or app to be completed by students prior to arriving at school.
Are buses running normal routes?
Bus routes are running normally. Masks are required for all who ride District 211 school buses per the CDC order and ISBE communication on July 13, 2021. Students typically sit two per seat on District 211 buses. Route information for students is listed in Infinite Campus in the “More” section by August 6.
What does the schedule look like?
Class and bell schedules will resume their normal schedules. These schedules can be found on each high school’s website.