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    Back to School 2020-2021

    Updated: 10-26-2020


  • Hybrid FAQs

    Hybrid FAQs PDF

    Will ID icon I need my ID to access the building?

    Each time you enter the school building, you will need to present your ID card. Staff members will verify that you are scheduled to be on campus and that you do not have any status restrictions preventing you from coming in. You should only come to school if you are scheduled to participate in in-person classes, have an appointment for an afternoon academic support session, or are engaged in after-school athletics or activities. If you do not receive your ID prior to the first day of the hybrid instruction, you will receive it on your first day of in-person attendance at school.

    WhWellness checkmark at is the procedure to come to school for in-person days?

    Daily Wellness Screening Survey - Do not come to school if you are ill. You will receive an email each morning in your school-assigned email account from District 211. The email will include a link to the District 211 at-home Daily Wellness Screening Survey. Prior to leaving your home, you must complete the screener each day you are scheduled to be present for in-person classes. Answer each question honestly to reflect your current health status. You will receive an immediate response indicating whether or not you are approved to come to school. If approved to go to school, you must show the response screen with a green checkmark, either on your iPad or a personal mobile device, to gain entrance to the building. Do not complete the wellness screener on days you are not coming to the school in-person.

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    Face Masks

    You must wear an appropriate face mask at all times when at school or when using school transportation services. Your face mask must completely cover your mouth and nose while fitting snugly against the sides of your face. Bandanas, neck gaiters, and face masks with exhalation valves or vents are not acceptable alternatives to a face mask.

    How do I enter the school?

    JAMES B. CONANT HIGH SCHOOL - You must enter the school using one of the designated doorways – Entrance #1 (Main Entrance) or Entrance #25 (near Atrium facing Plum Grove Road). Your body temperature will be checked as you enter the school. If you do not pass the wellness screener, have a body temperature above the maximum threshold, or cannot adhere to the school’s established safety protocols, your parent will be called, and you will be sent home. Click here for more information about school safety protocols.

    WILLIAM FREMD HIGH SCHOOL - You must enter the school using one of the designated doorways – Entrance 1 or Entrance 7. Your body temperature will be checked as you enter the school. If you do not pass the wellness screener, have a body temperature above the maximum threshold, or cannot adhere to the school’s established safety protocols, your parent will be called, and you will be sent home. Click here for more information about school safety protocols.

    HOFFMAN ESTATES HIGH SCHOOL - You must enter the school using one of the designated doorways – Entrance #1 or Entrance #10. Your body temperature will be checked as you enter the school. If you do not pass the wellness screener, have a body temperature above the maximum threshold, or cannot adhere to the school’s established safety protocols, your parent will be called, and you will be sent home. Click here for more information about school safety protocols.

    PALATINE HIGH SCHOOL - You must enter the school using one of the designated doorways – Entrance 1 or Entrance 2. Your body temperature will be checked as you enter the school. If you do not pass the wellness screener, have a body temperature above the maximum threshold, or cannot adhere to the school’s established safety protocols, your parent will be called, and you will be sent home. Click here for more information about school safety protocols.

    SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL - You must enter the school using one of the designated doorways – Entrance #1 or Entrance #2. Your body temperature will be checked as you enter the school. If you do not pass the wellness screener, have a body temperature above the maximum threshold, or cannot adhere to the school’s established safety protocols, your parent will be called, and you will be sent home. Click here for more information about school safety protocols.

    Will I be able to leave the classroom during the day?

    Social Distancing Graphic While at school, all people must maintain at least six feet of distance from others. Signs have been posted in some hallways and stairways to indicate one-way walking patterns to support people’s safe movement. Each period of your daily class schedule includes an assigned room. You must report to the assigned room each period and attendance will be taken for all classes including study halls. In order to address health and safety needs, you will not be able to freely visit common spaces such as the media center or cafeteria during periods you are not attending an academic class

    Restroom Access

    Students will need permission from their teacher or room supervisor to use the restroom during class time. The number of people using a restroom simultaneously will be monitored in order to follow distancing guidelines.

    Passing Periods

    Passing periods will last 15 minutes and students will be released from their classrooms in five-minute increments. Specifically, one-third of each class will be released at the start of the passing period and those students will directly report to their next classroom. Five minutes later, the next third of students will be released from their classes and they will report directly to their next classroom. Finally, the last set of students will be released to walk directly to their next classroom. The bell will ring after each five-minute interval.

    How will the classrooms be set up?

    Your classrooms have been set up to ensure a minimum of six feet between seats. You should sit in your chair upon entering the room. Follow all instructions from your teacher or room monitor while in the classroom.

    Disinfecting and Cleaning Procedures

    Throughout the day, desktops, tabletops, chairs, and equipment in classroom and laboratory spaces will be disinfected using a product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally, high touch surfaces throughout the school, including hand railings and doorknobs, will be disinfected frequently during the school day. The entire school building will be deep cleaned overnight in preparation for the next school day. Hand sanitizer is available to students in all classrooms and in common areas throughout the school.

    Do I have to be in school for study hall if it’s 1st or 4th Period?

    JAMES B. CONANT HIGH SCHOOL - 1st and 4th Period Study Halls If you have a 1A or 1B period study hall, and if your parent has given permission, you may report to school at the start of 2nd period, but no sooner than 9:15 a.m. If you have a 4A or 4B period study hall, and if your parent has given permission, you may leave school at the end of 3rd period.

    WILLIAM FREMD HIGH SCHOOL - If you have a 1st period study hall, and if your parent has given permission, you may report to school at the start of 2nd period. If you have a 4th period study hall, and if your parent has given permission, you may leave school at the end of 3rd period.

    PALATINE HIGH SCHOOL - If you have a 1st period study hall, and if your parent has given permission, you may report to school at the start of 2nd period. If you have a 4th period study hall, and if your parent has given permission, you may leave school at the end of 3rd period.

    SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL

    If you have a 1st period study hall, and if your parent has given permission, you may report to school at the start of 2nd period. If you have a 4th period study hall, and if your parent has given permission, you may leave school at the end of 3rd period.

    Will the buses be operating during the school day?

    School Bus Icon School bus services are available to eligible students on each Hybrid school day. Please review the expectations for students riding the school bus available here. Bus drivers will maintain a log of all students who ride the bus and busses will be disinfected after each route using a product approved by the FDA. Each night, all busses will be deep cleaned in preparation for the next day’s use.

    Bus Route Information

    • You can locate your bus number, bus stop location, and morning pick up time in Infinite Campus by selecting More from the left-hand menu and choosing the Transportation link.

    • Bus routes will operate as indicated below.

    • Morning Route: Pick up students at regular bus stops prior to the start of the school day.

    • Mid-day Route: Return students to regular bus stops at the end of the academic day and pick up students with scheduled in-person appointments for afternoon academic support sessions.

    • Afternoon Route: Return students to designated bus stops at the end of the afternoon academic support sessions and pick up students needing to attend in-person athletic and activity events.

    • Evening Route: Return students to designated bus stops at the end of athletic and activity events.

    Can my parent drop me off or pick me up?

    JAMES B. CONANT HIGH SCHOOL

    • Parent Drop-Off - If your parent is bringing you to school, you must use Entrance #1. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns for parents who drive their children to school. Do not arrive earlier than 7:45 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time.

    • Parent Pick Up (after school) - Parents who are picking up their child after school must use the pick-up lanes near Door #1. Please do not park your vehicle or block parked cars with your vehicle.

    WILLIAM FREMD HIGH SCHOOL

    • Parent Drop-Off - If your parent is bringing you to school, you must use Entrance # 1 or #7. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns for parents who drive their children to school. Do not arrive earlier than 7:00 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time.

    • Parent Pick Up (after school) - Parents should follow normal pick-up procedures. It is highly encouraged to park in an empty parking space and have your child meet you ate your vehicle.

    HOFFMAN ESTATES HIGH SCHOOL

    • Parent Drop-Off - If your parent is bringing you to school, you must use Entrance #1. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns using the south drop-off lanes for parents who drive their children to school. Do not arrive earlier than 7:00 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time.

    • Parent Pick Up (after school) - Parents should pick up students using the designated drop-off lanes at the south end of the school. Pick up from practices after school should occur in the main parking lot. Parents should not use the bus lanes as this would impede bus traffic and causes a safety concern for students using D211 bus transportation.

    PALATINE HIGH SCHOOL

    • Parent Drop-Off - If your parent is bringing you to school, you must use Entrance 1. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns for parents who drive their children to school. Do not arrive earlier than 7:50 a.m. unless you have an “Early Bird” Class. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time.

    • Parent Pick Up (after school) - Students will be dismissed from their last class beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 1:10 p.m. They will be released in three groups from their last period class at 1:00 p.m., 1:05 p.m., and 1:10 p.m. Students will be released at the same time each day. Please arrive no earlier than 12:50 p.m. for pick up.

    SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL

    • Parent Drop-Off - If your parent is bringing you to school, you must use Entrance #1 or #2. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns for parents who drive their children to school. Do not arrive earlier than 7:00 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time.

    • Parent Pick Up (after school) - All vehicles arriving for student pick up after school will enter and pick up students in the south parking lot in front of the school. Athletic practice pickup will be outside of the athletic entrance/exit (Entrance #10).

    Will Student Parking be available?

    JAMES B. CONANT HIGH SCHOOL - You must have a parking permit to park in the school lot. Parking permit applications were available through October 8. If you submitted a parking permit application at the start of the school year you are not required to complete another application. A follow-up e-mail will be sent to your school-issued email account with additional information once parking permit applications have been processed. If you drive yourself to school, you must use Entrance #25. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns. Do not arrive earlier than 7:45 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time. Do not gather with other students in the parking lot prior to coming into the school building. You will be expected to maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others while at school, including in the parking lot. If you have questions about student parking, you should contact Mr. Henning at 847-755-3618.

    WILLIAM FREMD HIGH SCHOOL - You must have a parking permit to park in the school lot. Details related to permit pickup will be communicated via email by Mrs. Serafini, Assistant Principal, on October 22. If you drive yourself to school, you must use Entrance #1. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns. Do not arrive earlier than 7:00 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time. Do not gather with other students in the parking lot prior to coming into the school building. You will be expected to maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others while at school, including in the parking lot. If you have questions about student parking, you should contact Mrs. Serafini at 847-755- 2616.

    HOFFMAN ESTATES HIGH SCHOOL - You must have a parking permit to park in the school lot. Last spring, students were awarded a lottery spot for the 2020-2021 school year. For those students who did not earn a lottery spot, we will hold another opportunity in the near future as we finalize preparations for in-person learning. Those passes would be considered temporary for the semester only and may not be reissued for second semester. If you drive yourself to school, you must use Entrance #10 as you come into school. Do not arrive earlier than 7:00 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time. Do not gather with other students in the parking lot prior to coming into the school building. You will be expected to maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others while at school, including in the parking lot. If you have questions about student parking, you should reference our website and/or call 847-755-5618.

    PALATINE HIGH SCHOOL - You must have a parking permit to park in the school lot. Parking permits will be distributed during your first week of in-person attendance. If you drive yourself to school, you must use Entrance 1. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns. Do not arrive earlier than 7:50 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time. Do not gather with other students in the parking lot prior to coming into the school building. You will be expected to maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others while at school, including in the parking lot. If you have questions about student parking, you should contact Mr. Arroyo at 847-755-1614.

    SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL - You must have a parking permit to park in the school lot. If you drive yourself to school, you must use Entrance #1 or #2 to enter the school. The parking lot will be clearly marked to indicate traffic flow patterns. Do not arrive earlier than 7:00 a.m. You will not be allowed to enter the school prior to that time. Do not gather with other students in the parking lot prior to coming into the school building. You will be expected to maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others while at school, including in the parking lot. If you have questions about obtaining a parking permit, you should contact the Cashiers office at 847-755-4676.

    Will I have a locker?

    Backpack Hall lockers have not been assigned for the 2020-2021 school year. It is recommended that you bring only those items essential for school with you each day and that you use a bag or backpack to carry these items to and from school, as well as while at school.
    Students will not change clothes for Wellness and Physical Education classes. Locker rooms will be unavailable for use.

    Is the Cafeteria open for Breakfast and Lunch?

    Eating at School - All students are eligible to have a school-provided breakfast prior to the start of the academic school day. Meals and snacks must be eaten in designated areas of the school and your face mask can be removed while you are eating. You will have the option of eating a school-provided lunch after the last academic class period ends in a designated area at school or picking up a school-provided lunch to take home. Only students who have signed up for a 2:00 p.m. academic support or study hall may eat lunch on campus. Students may not eat while on the school bus. All meals are provided at no cost to students. You may bring a water bottle to school and, when at least six feet away from others, move your face mask in order to drink. Your face mask must be moved back in place immediately after drinking.

    Meal Options When Remote

    lunchbag Meal bags are available for students who are observing the remote week of their Hybrid schedule.
    More details about meal bags are available here.

  • Additional FAQs

    In an attempt to address some of the more common questions, here is a series of frequently asked questions and answers, arranged by topic. These responses will help provide further clarification to the learning scenarios, plans for the school year, and the measures District 211 is taking to keep our schools, our students and staff, and our communities safe. Click here to view all Questions/Answers

  • D211 Mask Logo D211 COVID-19 Dashboard

    The D211 COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily on school days with available COVID-19-related data reported for District 211 staff members and students at its five high schools. 


    D211 Calendar Icon Revised 1st Semester Calendar for 2020-2021 School Year

    • James B. Conant School    
    • William Fremd High School 
    • Hoffman Estates High School 
    • Palatine High School
    • Schaumburg High School


    DWellness Icon aily Wellness Screening Survey

    Every student attending school in-person must complete the online daily wellness screening survey, at home each day prior to traveling to school, using their school-issued iPad or personal mobile device. Click here for additional information.


    Mask Icon School Safety Protocol - 2020-2021 School Year

    Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois State Board of Education, all people are required to wear appropriate face masks at all times when in a District 211 facility or using District 211 transportation services. Face masks must completely cover the individual’s mouth and nose while fitting snugly against the sides of the face. Bandanas, neck gaiters, and face masks with exhalation valves or vents are not acceptable alternatives to a face mask.

    Exceptions:

    • Persons who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical contraindication must provide the school with a note from a health care provider documenting the condition.  School administration will review such circumstances to develop a plan for accommodations and/or alternatives to a face mask.
    • A staff member may remove their face mask when alone in a classroom or office with the door closed.
    • Face masks may be removed when eating/drinking and the person is able to maintain at least six feet of distance from others while unmasked.
    • Face masks may be removed while outdoors and the person is able to maintain at least six feet of distance from others while unmasked.

    Pencil paper icon Afternoon Academic Support Options

    Every student attending an in-person afternoon academic support option must complete the online daily wellness screening survey, at home each day prior to traveling to school, using their school-issued iPad or personal mobile device. 
    Click here for additional information.


    School Bus Icon

    Transportation Information - Please note changes for riding the school bus this school year.

     School bus services are available to eligible students during each Hybrid school day, as well as for students with a scheduled in-person appointment for an afternoon academic support session and athletic/activity events.


    Paper Bag Icon D211 Meal Bags Information

     Meal Options During Hybrid Learning 

    Effective the week of October 26th meal bags will no longer be delivered to students’ homes. With the transition to hybrid learning, District 211 food & nutrition services will continue to offer meal bags for students during remote learning. Meals will be available to all students at no cost this school year.

    There are two options to pick-up a meal bag for remote learning:       Option 1: Curbside meal pick-up          Option 2: Onsite meal pick-up