District 88 shares important COVID-19 updates and reminders

Meeting presentation

Presentación de la reunión en español

District 88 Updated COVID-19 Guidance Document January 2022

On Jan. 12, District 88 hosted its monthly Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) meeting. That group is comprised of appointed parents/guardians and citizens of the District 88 community, along with Board of Education members and the school principals. The CAC meets to discuss current issues prevalent in the high school, and members are liaisons between the community and the Board of Education to share community feedback, questions and suggestions.

To view the Jan. 12 meeting and presentation, click on the video or the links above.

During the meeting, Addison Trail, Willowbrook and District 88 administrators and Board of Education members shared the following important information.

  1. COVID-19 updates:
    • Summary of updated quarantine and isolation guidance (as of Jan. 11)

    • Updated definition of “close contact”

    • Extracurricular activities and lunch updates for students returning to school after 5 full days of isolation

    • Recommendation for implementing the new guidance

    • Adaptive pause and remote learning
      • Students and staff should be ready to shift to temporary online learning at any time and must take home their materials and equipment (including Chromebooks) each day. Additionally, students should bring earbuds in the event they must connect to an E-Learning lesson while on campus (headphones/earbuds also can be requested from the technology office at Addison Trail and Willowbrook).

    • Mitigation measures, including hosting the Jan. 20 Course Info Night/Curriculum Showcase in a virtual format

    • Testing (District 88 students, staff and volunteers have access to free, voluntary COVID-19 rapid and PCR testing twice a week)

    • Vaccination

    • DuPage County COVID-19 statistics

    • District 88 COVID-19 webpage (https://www.dupage88.net/site/page/14010)

  2. District 88 academic priorities: The district remains focused on providing rigorous opportunities through inclusive and flexible pathways. CLICK HERE to see details.

  3. Upcoming events:
  4. District 88 2022-23 school calendar approved on Jan. 10

  5. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be open through March 11. The survey helps identify strengths and areas for improvement in a school’s learning environment and provides stakeholders with a voice in improving their schools. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to complete the survey, and their participation will support District 88’s placement along the Illinois State Board of Education’s new Equity Journey Continuum. CLICK HERE to read more and to complete the survey in English or in Spanish.

Thank you for your continued support of District 88.