Parent Update December 18th


December 18, 2020

Dear CUSD 201 Families,

Thank you for your continued support of CUSD 201. We have made it through the first semester, and a vaccine is on the horizon. The DuPage County Public Health Department estimates that educators will begin receiving the vaccine in March or April.

Thank you to our teachers, staff, and administrators for their collective efforts to provide the best education possible during a challenging time.

The DuPage County Health Department posted the DCHD School Metrics for Week 49. There are four metrics at a substantial level and those metrics are increasing. The immediate area’s seven-day positivity rate is Westmont -7.14%, Hinsdale - 5.14%, Downers Grove - 7.14%, and Clarendon Hills - 9.25%. 

The new semester begins January 4, 2021, and the District will begin with remote learning. The plan is to transition to hybrid learning on January 19. We all know the importance of in-person learning, and during the Winter Break, the District will be reviewing the metrics we use to decide when in-person learning is appropriate. Our goal will be to have as many students in-person for as many days as safely possible. Calendar for November 16 through January 19

If you have not done so,  please take a few moments to complete the strategic plan survey using one of the following links: Strategic Plan Survey (English Version) or Strategic Plan Survey (Spanish Version). The information from the survey will inform the strategic planning process. When completing the survey, please use a pre-COVID-19 lens. 

Please read the entire communication for additional updates.

Hybrid Learning-Suspended

The District is suspending hybrid learning until January 19, 2021.

Remote Learning

Remote learning is continuing the week of January 4, 2020. Schools will have small groups attend on Tuesday and Thursday. Please use this link to view the plan.

CUSD 201 Remote Learning 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

Quarantine Information

The CDC has changed the number of days individuals are required to quarantine depending on whether they test negative or are asymptomatic. The IDPH has not signed off on the new quarantine protocols. Our attorneys have advised the school district to continue to follow the IDPH guidelines.

The CUSD 201 COVID Update Center site has the current information about quarantining, testing, and other COVID-19 related concerns.  


There will be no meal distribution during the Winter Break. If you need or if you know someone who requires food over the break, please use the hotline number, and CUSD 201 will assist the family.

630-468-8020 for English speakers
 630-468-8030 for Spanish speakers

Meal pick-up will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Westmont Junior High.

Meals are available free of charge to CUSD 201 families for children 18 and younger.

The District will provide seven days’ worth of breakfast and lunch to parents.   Please use the drive off Oakwood in front of the Junior High School.  You do not need to exit your car. A CUSD 201 staff member will bring the food to you.  If you are unable to come to the Junior High at the designated time, please call 630-468-8121.

On behalf of CUSD 201 and the Board of Education, please enjoy the Holiday Season.

Take care,

Kevin Carey
CUSD 201