April 2, 2021
Dear CUSD 201 Families,
As spring break winds down, I hope our students have had the opportunity to relax and recharge for the final push of this school year. As a reminder, if families travel out of state or the country during spring break, the District cannot mandate but recommends your children quarantine before returning to school for in-person learning. You can have your child tested within three and five days of returning and quarantine for seven days, or if students are not tested, quarantine for ten days.
CUSD 201 will be in hybrid when we return to school on April 6, with the exception of the Junior High. The Junior High is an election polling place. Out of an abundance of caution, the Junior High students will be remote on April. 6.
In the weeks of April 5 and April 12, many of the CUSD 201 staff will be receiving their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Some individuals may experience symptoms after receiving the second dose and, in some cases, may not be able to report to work. CUSD 201’s goal is to remain in hybrid learning. In the event a critical mass of teachers cannot report to work, a school may need to pivot to remote. Parents will be contacted if a school needs to be remote.
The DCHD published the DCHD School Metrics Week 11 on Monday. As of March 31, the seven-day positivity rate for Westmont is 4.19%, Hinsdale is 5.26%, Downers Grove is 4.54%, and Clarendon Hills is 5.88%. The average positivity rate for our community is 4.97%. Please continue to implement the IDPH mitigations to help prevent a post-spring break surge.
Please read the entire communication for additional updates.
CUSD 201 will return to a full-day schedule for families who have opted for in-person learning. Students who attend in-person will be required to self-certify before arriving at school, wear masks, and maintain social distance. The schools will provide additional information about the school day and transportation.
The District will still provide a remote learning experience for families who want their child to remain remote.
The District has updated the Hybrid Learning Plan. Here is a link to the plan (CUSD 201 Hybrid Learning Plan). Also, each of the schools will be sending additional information to school families. The District will update this document regularly. It is a good idea to revisit this document periodically, including the frequently asked questions.
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 April 6, 2021
Meal pick-up is on Tuesday, April 6, 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.
Parents will be given six 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.
Each day more and more people are receiving the vaccine. We are getting closer and closer to a day when we can socialize more and resume our normal lives. Now is not the time to let down our guard. Please continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash your hands.