Parent Update December 30th

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December 30, 2020

Dear CUSD 201 Families,

I hope this communication finds you enjoying the Holiday Season and looking forward to a fresh start in 2021.

The DuPage County Health Department posted the DCHD School Metrics for Week 51. Four of the six metrics are at a substantial level of transmission. The numbers are decreasing, which is a positive sign. Next Monday, we will see if there is a spike due to holiday celebrations and travel.  The immediate area’s seven-day positivity rate is Westmont - 7.55%, Hinsdale - 6.85%, Downers Grove - 8.21%, and Clarendon Hills - 9.04%. The one concerning trend is that four days ago, the seven-day positivity average for Westmont was only 3.74%.

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. The District is in the process of finalizing the decision making metrics. Next week’s Parent Update will include the updated information. I believe the updated metrics will provide more flexibility in our decision-making and allow the District to meet our goal to have as many students attend in-person consistently. Calendar for November 16 through January 19

We will be closing the strategic plan survey soon. You can complete the 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, 2021. Please use this link to view the plan. Individual schools may have small groups scheduled, with specific information to be communicated by building administrators. 

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

MEAL DISTRIBUTION FOR THE WEEK OF January 4, 2021

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.

Please continue to follow the CDC and IDPH guidelines. The vaccine is on its way, but it will be a few months before the general population will begin to receive it.

Happy New Year,

Kevin Carey
Superintendent
CUSD 201