Parent Update January 8th


January 8, 2021,

Dear CUSD 201 Families,

Happy New Year! A new year offers the opportunity for renewal.

The DuPage County Health Department posted the DCHD School Metrics Week 52. The metrics are improving.  The immediate area’s seven-day positivity rate is Westmont - 10.52%, Hinsdale - 8.56%, Downers Grove - 10.961%, and Clarendon Hills - 17.27%. The seven-day positivity rate is slightly higher than last week.

The week of January 19, the District plans to transition to the Hybrid Model.  On Monday, DCHD will release the updated school metrics, and the District will make a final decision. The District has updated our decision-making criteria (CUSD 201 Second Semester Criteria). 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. Next week I will share a video explaining the changes in the decision-making criteria that will hopefully answer your questions.

As the District prepares to resume the Hybrid model, the CUSD 201 nurses have provided a letter to parents reminding families of the protocols when the District has in-person learning. Please take the time to read the letter before January 19 (COVID-19 Parent Letter).

Calendar for November 16 through January 19

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 pick-up is on Monday, January 11, 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 parents with seven 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. A member of the school district will bring the food to your vehicle.  If you are unable to come to the Junior High at the designated time, please call 630-468-8121.

Please remember to follow the IDPH and CDC guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  Wear a mask when in public, socially distance from others, and wash your hands.

Take Care,

Kevin Carey
CUSD 201