October 23, 2020
Dear CUSD 201 Families,
The number of cases of COVID-19 and the positivity rate has increased in DuPage County. The DuPage County Health Department has changed the transmission level from moderate to substantial (DCHD School Metrics). The District has been using the DCHD Return to School Framework. To guide our decision making to determine when conditions are conducive to in-person learning.
On Monday, October 19, 2020, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) moved DuPage County from the moderate transmission level to substantial transmission. The number of new cases per 100,000 increased from a weekly average of 79 to an average of 115. Also, the positivity rate has risen from 4.5% to 6.0%. The District has been using the DCHD Return to School Framework to assist us in our decision making.
As communicated on Monday, the District has decided to pause in-person learning starting the week of October 26 and transition to remote learning. These are not easy decisions, and I know that this is disappointing for many of us, including our staff. The District will remain in remote learning for two weeks. During this time, the District will review its hybrid learning practices and COVID-19 protocols that are currently in place. As a District, we will determine if we can resume hybrid learning at a higher transmission level.
The hope is that after a two-week pause, the District will be able to resume hybrid learning. Your child’s school will be providing additional information regarding remote learning. During remote learning, we will bring in small groups of students, your child’s school will share the timeline for bringing in small groups of students.
Please read the entire communication for additional updates.
The District is suspending hybrid learning the week of October 26, 2020.
Remote learning is resuming the week of October 26, 2020. 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 26th
Please note that there is a new pick-up time slot.
Meal pick-up is on Monday, October 26, 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 five days’ worth of breakfast and lunch. 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.
I know COVID-19 fatigue is setting in. Please continue to do everything you can to slow the spread. Remember to wash your hands, social distance, and wear a mask. Thank you for your continued support of CUSD 201.