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District 88 2020-21 Return to School Plan


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UPDATES - 11/18/20

As we continue to deal with the negative impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we would like to share the important update below.

DuPage County remains in the Substantial Community Transmission level – the highest of three levels – for the fifth consecutive week. The county is in the Substantial Community Transmission level for all six factors on the DuPage County COVID-19 School Metrics Guidance (see/click the image below for details).

As a result of these numbers, District 88 will maintain Remote Learning and will transition into an adaptive pause starting on Nov. 20, in alignment with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s implementation of Phase 4 Tier 3 Mitigations (see details at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan). This means all in-person curricular and extracurricular activities (including athletics, clubs, learning centers and in-person instruction) will be suspended until further notice. It also includes the transition of teacher aides to remote work status, and administrative, clerical and technical staff will implement intermittent remote work status to minimize exposure (specific schedules to be determined by supervisors with team input).

During its Nov. 16 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education approved the administration’s use of adaptive pauses in the event of significant increases in COVID-19 case counts, local outbreaks and/or staff shortages due to exposures and quarantines. To watch the Board meeting presentation, click on the video above.

The district will continue to provide a robust curriculum and will connect with and care for students. The district is prepared to move to a hybrid/in-person environment when data and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gov. Pritzker, the Illinois and DuPage County health departments, the Illinois State Board of Education and the DuPage Regional Office of Education support that decision. 

2020-21 school calendar amendments:

During its Nov. 16 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education approved the following amendments to the 2020-21 school calendar.

See the updated 2020-21 school calendar at www.dupage88.net/calendars.

UPDATES - 11/12/20

Resource Period changes: In response to feedback from staff, parents/guardians and students, we have decided to restructure the Resource Period. Please see the changes below, which will be implemented on Nov. 19.

  1. Afternoon resource time will remain remote for all students, teachers and teacher aides.

  2. Teachers will host office hours during resource for their own classroom students who need more help/support remotely.

  3. Teachers may require a student to meet with them during resource.

  4. Teachers are expected to schedule mandatory resource time minimally once a week for students who are experiencing academic difficulty and/or are below a grade of “C.” However, all students are able to access Resource Period, regardless of their grade.

  5. Students will be required to attend their assigned Resource Period on Thursdays.

  6. All student-support resources (Library Media Center, Academic Resource Center and LSC) will remain available during Resource Period.

UPDATES - 10/20/20

On Oct. 19, DuPage County moved from the Moderate Community Transmission level to the Substantial Community Transmission level on the DuPage County COVID-19 School Metrics Guidance (http://www.dupagehealth.org/ReturnToSchool). The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) reported the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people moved to 115 per 100,000 (the threshold for Substantial Community Transmission is 100 cases per 100,000).

In the DCHD model, there are three levels of transmission we are monitoring weekly: Minimal, Moderate and Substantial Community Transmission. Each of these levels is determined by a variety of factors, including:

DuPage County’s level of COVID-19 community transmission is determined by the highest category in which a single metric is met or exceeded. When considering a shift to more in-person learning, all metrics should be under the identified thresholds for a given level for at least two consecutive weeks.

On Oct. 5, the District 88 Board of Education approved the administration's recommendation to align the COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan-DuPage High School District 88 Return to School Plan with the DuPage County return to school framework and the DuPage County COVID-19 School Metrics Guidance. The Board also approved the administration's recommendation to transition from Stage 1 (Remote Learning) to Stage 2 (Remote Plus Learning) of the plan starting on Oct. 19, provided conditions remain in the Moderate Community Transmission category.

As a result of DuPage County moving to the Substantial Community Transmission level, the Board approved during its Oct. 19 meeting the administration’s recommendation to extend Stage 1 (Remote Learning) of the district’s Return to School Plan until the DCHD metrics indicate Moderate Community Transmission (this will take at least two weeks). Contact Days for athletics and activities also are canceled until that time. Based on guidance and data provided by Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, the Illinois and DuPage County health departments, the Illinois State Board of Education and the DuPage Regional Office of Education, we believe this is the best decision at this time to ensure the health, well-being and safety of our students, staff, families and community members.

UPDATES - 10/05/20

During its Oct. 5 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education approved the administration's recommendation to align the COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan-DuPage High School District 88 Return to School Plan with the DuPage County return to school framework and the DuPage County COVID-19 School Metrics Guidance that was released on August 28, 2020 (http://www.dupagehealth.org/ReturnToSchool).

The Board also approved the administration's recommendation to transition from Stage 1 (Remote Learning) to Stage 2 (Remote Plus Learning) of the plan. The transition will be implemented on Oct. 19, provided conditions remain in the Moderate Community Transmission category. Read more below.

Per the authority of the District 88 Board of Education at the July 27, 2020, Board of Education Meeting, the district has been in Stage 1-Remote Learning since August 24, 2020. The Board of Education agreed to review, discuss and reevaluate the status of the COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan-DuPage High School District 88 Return to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year at the October 5, 2020, Board of Education Meeting.

As we continue to face the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has been working closely with the DuPage Regional Office of Education (ROE) and school district administrators in DuPage County to help inform decisions about school reopening plans this fall. The DCHD has created a county-wide “back to school framework” (which provides guidelines/recommendations for different learning models based on disease activity levels in the county) as we make decisions about whether and when to shift between Remote, Remote Plus, and Blended Remote learning models in District 88 this school year. That document can be viewed at http://www.dupagehealth.org/ReturnToSchool. The DCHD recommends that in any learning model, school districts follow the health and safety protocols set forth by state and local health officials. Although they do not have formal authority to endorse or support a specific approach, the DCHD has reviewed the District 88 plan and has found it to be consistent with their “return to school” framework guidance document.

In the DCHD model, there are three levels of transmission that we will be monitoring weekly: Minimal, Moderate, and Substantial Community Transmission. Each of these levels is determined by a variety of factors, including:

DuPage County’s Level of COVID-19 Community Transmission is determined by the highest category in which a single metric is met or exceeded. For example, if one metric is met or exceeded in the “Substantial Community Transmission” category, DuPage County will be at that level. When considering a shift to more in-person learning, all metrics should be under the identified thresholds for a given level for at least 2 consecutive weeks. For example, all metrics in the “Minimal Community Transmission” category should be below the identified thresholds for at least 2 consecutive weeks before DuPage County will be listed in the “Minimal Community Transmission” level.

UPDATES - 07/27/20

During a Special Board of Education meeting on July 27, the Board approved a resolution authorizing our administrative team to open and operate the district’s schools and programs for the 2020-21 school year, as outlined in the Return to School Plan.

The Board approved starting the 2020-21 school year with Remote Learning through Oct. 5, at which time the Board and administration will reevaluate the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Return to School Plan. During this stage, all instruction and resource support will be remote (with exceptions for special student populations).


Dashboard of DuPage County COVID-19 School Metrics



DISTRICT 88 RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN VIDEO UPDATES

    

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DISTRICT 88 RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN

* Please note this is a working document, and information will be updated as necessary to reflect best practices and current guidelines.

   

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