I would like to provide you with an update on our plan for a safe and gradual return to in-person instruction, the next steps as we transition to a new phase and begin to gradually welcome students back into our buildings. At this week’s Board of Education meeting, the Board authorized the administration to proceed with developing a Comprehensive Hybrid Plan that begins to incorporate limited in-person instruction for students. To view the full report and District 69’s Hybrid Framework, please click here.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our students and staff is the top priority for District 69’s Hybrid Framework. The District is guided by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regulations and Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan. District 69 is located within Region 10 – Suburban Cook County, which since June 26, 2020 has been in Phase 4. Under Phase 4, schools are permitted to offer in-person instruction following the strictest of safety regulations. These regulations include: wearing of masks by both students and staff, physical distancing, hand hygiene, and staying home when sick.
We are limited by the size of our buildings and the number of students when attempting to implement the physical distancing requirements. Therefore the Hybrid Framework includes both a limited amount of in-person classroom instruction and remote learning. This model allows us to safely provide an option for in-person instruction to our families.
We have simplified the Hybrid Framework into a family-friendly Fast Facts format. To view the Fast Facts, click here.
There are many more details that will be coming your way over the next few weeks. Our administrative team has been preparing the comprehensive schedule and plan aligned with the framework, and is currently working with the School Leadership Teams to finalize those plans.
Madison and PreK families should expect an email on September 25th with additional plan details. That email will require your response regarding Hybrid In-Person or Remote Choice for your child. Once we know how many children are participating in in-person instruction, the final plans will be made and communicated to you in real-time.
At this time, all students will continue in full Remote 2.0 until their grade level or program begins the Hybrid Plan. Please see the Hybrid In-Person Learning page for more information: https://sd69.org/hybrid-in-person/
The mission of District 69 is to achieve educational excellence through the active engagement and cooperation of students, teachers, parents and community.