2020-2021 School Reopening Information

Greetings Minooka 201 Students, Families and Community,

We wanted to send a brief message to our families to update everyone on the plans for the 2020-2021 school year and when additional information will be available.

As Illinois prepares to enter Phase 4 of the reopening plan, we expect final Phase 4 guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education to be released later this week to provide clarity on what schools should look like in the fall. During the ISBE meeting last week it was stated that schools would be expected to use personal protective equipment (face coverings) and use social distancing measures. Such measures would limit the number of students we could have in our buildings and classrooms, and that means we have been exploring options for traditional in-person instruction, remote instruction and a hybrid model that would blend the two. Last week the Governor signed the education omnibus bill into law, which among other changes created a new category of attendance day called a Blended Remote Learning Day, where portions of our students attend school while others learn through remote instruction.

Over the next month we will be bringing in staff, teachers and other stakeholders to help develop and finalize plans and answers for the 2020-2021 school year. To gather initial feedback from our community on our options for the fall, we have developed a brief poll for families to share their thoughts - Minooka CCSD 201 Poll - Reopening for 2020-2021 School Year. As our plan becomes clearer we will provide additional opportunities for our parents and families to provide input and feedback. Families should expect further information to be released in early July.

The last quarter of the 2019-2020 school year was an incredibly new and emotional time for everyone in our district. We have learned many things about collaboration, partnerships and community support during this time. The 2020-2021 school year will look different than previous years, and we will continue to collaborate and partner with our communities and families to support our students. We will get through this - together. Stay safe everyone.

Kristopher P. Monn, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Minooka CCSD 201

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