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Adaptive Pause After Spring Break Shortened

A Message from the Superintendent:

We continue to monitor the evolving metrics that are impacting travel guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. There are now several ‘yellow’ states with positivity rates of 15 or less per 100,000, which requires no quarantine upon return. The rates are tracked on this map, which is updated bi-weekly on Tuesdays and goes into effect the following Friday. We will continue to monitor this with the hopes that more state positivity rates drop. Guidance has not changed relating to international travel, and anyone traveling abroad should follow the international travel quarantine guidelines.

Reducing Post-Spring Break Remote Learning Days

With the reduction in the travel quarantine from 14 days to 10 days, the post-spring break pivot to remote learning will be shortened by two days. Therefore, in-person learning will restart on Thursday, April 8. Any student who has traveled to an ‘orange’ state is eligible to return on April 8 if they are back in Illinois by Sunday, March 28. Remote learning days will be March 29-April 1 (April 2 is a non-attendance day) and April 5-7.

The list of travel quarantine states will be updated on Tuesday, March 9, and goes into effect Friday, March 12. I will keep you apprised of any further improvements in health metrics that may result in eliminating the pivot to remote learning.  We acknowledge this is a hardship on families who are not traveling, and we are working with those who are in need of child care during the remote learning days.

To date, the Illinois Department of Public Health has not provided any new guidance regarding spring break. The CDC/IDPH continues to recommend that non-essential travel should be avoided.  However, if traveling, remember to wear your mask in public, stay 6-feet socially distanced, and wash hands frequently.