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Good Afternoon,
As we begin to head back to school after the winter holidays, we are excited about starting anew in 2021!
2020 has been challenging for all of us, but we are grateful for your support and flexibility during these
unprecedented times. We are honored that you have entrusted your children in our care. We take that trust
seriously as we plan to bring students back to in-person instruction. With that being said, I wanted to take
this opportunity to share with you some vital information regarding our District's plans for the new year.
Following the winter break, enhanced remote learning protocols will continue for all students from
January 4 through January 15, 2021. This two-week period will provide a safe window of quarantine for
those who have traveled over the break.
Please note that there will be no class sessions on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Dr.
Martin Luther King holiday.
Between now and the Dr. King holiday, the Board and Administration will continue in their efforts of
designing a plan to bring students back when it is safe to do so.
As always, the Board of Education and district administration will monitor data provided by the
Governor's office, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Dept of Public Health, and the Center
for Disease Control when considering the possibility of reinstating in-school instruction. With this in
mind, we ask that you please complete a short survey to help us with the planning process. This
survey will be distributed by your building principal soon. Your input is needed, valued and
We understand that this time continues to be difficult for students, staff members, families, and all our
service community. Because of the surging number of COVID-related cases, we believe it is not yet time
to reopen our schools. However, when conditions permit, I assure you that we will be ready to welcome
back our students.
All of us have the same goal, to return students to our schools as soon as it is safe to do so. When we do
reopen, we pledge to do everything possible to ensure that our schools will remain open.
We will continue to share with you our progress towards reopening schools and our plans toward
returning to in-school instruction.
Thomas J. Amadio