October 16, 2020
Dear CUSD 201 Families,
The number of cases of COVID-19 has been increasing statewide and in DuPage County. At the time the District decided to transition to Hybrid, the decision was made using the DCHD Return to School Framework. DuPage County has been at a moderate level of transmission for several weeks, and this level of virus transmission is safe to have in-person learning as long as strict guidelines are in place.
On Friday, the DuPage County Health Department had a Zoom meeting with school superintendents. The DCHD said that with the current surge in new cases of COVID-19, the county would very likely move into the substantial transmission level. The DCHD will finalize the data and release it publicly on Monday, October 19.
If DCHD does post that the County is at a substantial transmission level on Monday, CUSD 201 will follow the DCHD Return to School Framework and pivot back to remote learning for all students starting on Monday, October 26. The District will remain in remote learning for a minimum of two weeks. Hopefully, after two weeks, the transmission level will return to moderate.
Once the DCHD updates the school metrics on Monday, the District will communicate to parents what the schools’ status will be for the week of October 26.
Please read the entire communication for additional updates.
Students Who Need To Quarantine
Parents have had questions regarding the need for their child to quarantine. Please read this letter from the District’s nurses to assist you with your questions. Stay-at-Home Protocol
The District will continue Hybrid Learning the week of October 13. Here is a link to the plan (CUSD 201 Hybrid Learning Plan). This document will be updated regularly. It is a good idea to revisit this document periodically, including the frequently asked questions.
Remote learning for families who selected this option will continue the week of October 13. Please use this link to view the plan.
If you or your student is having difficulty accessing the learning materials or have any questions, we have a hotline for you to use. Please use the following number:
630-468-8020 for English speakers
630-468-8030 for Spanish speakers.
Meal Distribution for the Week of October 19
Please note that there is a new pick-up time slot.
Meal pick-up is on Monday, October 19, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Westmont Junior High.
Meals are available free of charge to CUSD 201 families for children 18 and younger.
Parents will be given four days’ worth of breakfast and lunch. The meals are to provide the children with breakfast and lunch from Tuesday through Monday. Please use the drive off Oakwood in front of the Junior High School. You do not need to exit your car; the food will be brought to you. If you are unable to come to the Junior High at the designated time, please call 630-468-8121.
We all must do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Remember to wash your hands, social distance, and wear a mask. Thank you for your continued support of CUSD 201.