2021 - 2022 School Year Information
Thank you to our families and staff for your feedback, support, and patience as information is constantly changing. Please find the latest information below.
Instruction Options for Students
The District is currently planning for full, daily in-person programming for all students based on guidelines from the CCDPH and ISBE that advocate that, by following safety guidelines, schools should fully reopen for in-person programming in the fall. Per ISBE guidance, a full return to in-person instruction is expected with limited exceptions for remote instruction for qualified students. Visit the ISBE website at www.isbe.net for more information.
What to Do If My Child is Sick
Please follow the latest Illinois Department of Public Health testing guidance that will be used moving forward. View the updated guidance here.
Return to School FAQs
1. Will there be transportation services?
Families must sign up for bus services by July 1 with District 31 partner North Shore Transit. Please note that next year, per IDPH/CCDPH guidelines, there may be up to 50 students on a specific route. Learn more at www.district31.net/registration.
2. Does my child have to wear a mask?
All students and staff are required to wear a mask on school grounds. They may take it off outside if social distancing can be maintained and while they are eating.
3. What do I need to do if my child has a health condition that prevents them from wearing a mask?
Students need a doctor’s note in order to be exempt from wearing a mask.
4. Will temperatures be taken when students and staff enter the building?
All students and staff need to self certify EVERY morning that they do not have a temperature or any of the symptoms related to COVID-19. Parents will be able to certify for their children.
5. What will happen if there is a student or staff member with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
We will be assisting with contact tracing and following the guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
6. If my child is quarantined at home or home recovering from an illness (but able to participate), will they receive instructional support?
We will ensure that students at home are provided their instruction.
7. What are attendance and grading guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year?
ISBE requires compulsory attendance of school for any student enrolled in our programs unless they meet traditional absence requirements. In addition, school grading practices must be adhered to in order to show student progress and progression.
8. Our child may have learning gaps from the 2020 - 2021 school year. How will you support my child?
We recognize that all students were impacted by the pandemic and have developed assessment protocols and testing in order to determine how to best support students moving forward.
9. How do we find out about specifics of Field and Winkelman programming?
The 2020 - 2021 handbook is available here. A handbook for 2021-2022 will be available in the near future. In addition, we encourage you to reach out to your building principal or assistant principal or the appropriate district administrator to get your questions answered.