ISBE Transition Guidance

ISBE Transition Guidance

Dear CUSD 201 Community,

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Earlier in the week, the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year. https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Part-3-Transition-Planning-Phase-4.pdf

This 60-page document will assist in answering critical questions all of us share about what the 2020-21 school year will look like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process.  

Right now, we don’t have all the answers to those questions as this document was released to school districts this past week. Therefore, we kindly ask for your patience as our staff thoroughly reviews this detailed guidance and implements the suggestions into our district’s own transition plan.

As you may know, our district formed transition teams earlier this month and has already been discussing options. This guidance will accelerate those conversations, and I’m confident our district can put forth a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of our students while maintaining a dynamic learning environment. 

CUSD 201 is keenly aware of the need to communicate to families about what to expect next school year. We anticipate sharing our transition plan with the Board of Education at the July 21 School Board Meeting and publicly, shortly after the Board Meeting.

Information on registration and school fees will be shared in the near future.

Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as our entire district navigates a situation together that none of us could have imagined. 

Stay safe and enjoy your summer,

Kevin Carey

Superintendent

CUSD 201