Parent Update April 16th


April 16, 2021

Dear CUSD 201 Families,

Board Member Dana Strohmaier resigned from the CUSD 201 Board of Education effective April 13, 2021. The Board will be accepting letters of interest to fill the board vacancy. Here is the link to the official announcement. Board Vacancy Announcement

CUSD 201 is finalizing plans to return to full-days of instruction the week of April 26. Schools will be sharing bus routes and other information next week. Please look for those communications from your child’s schools.

The DCHD published the DCHD School Metrics Week 13 on Monday.  As of April 15, the seven-day positivity rate for Westmont is 2.68%, Hinsdale is 6.64%, Downers Grove is 4.01%, and Clarendon Hills is 6.20%. The average positivity rate for our community is 4.87%.  

The number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to increase in DuPage County. The seven-day average positivity rate continues to fluctuate. The number of new cases for people under the age of twenty is rising. As a school district, we are doing everything we can to ensure we do not have an outbreak. Please continue to do your part. 

Please read the entire communication for additional updates.

April 26
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.

All students will have the option to order a free lunch at school when the District resumes full days. Menus will be posted on the website. Elementary students will make selections in their homeroom each day. The High School and Junior High will be sending information to families on how to order lunches.

The District will still provide a remote learning experience for families who want their child to remain remote.

Hybrid Learning

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.

Remote Learning
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.



Meal pick-up is on Monday, April 19, 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; the Food Service Staff 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.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as the district navigates the pandemic. The entire district and school administrators, teachers, and support staff work together to provide the best experience for your children.

Take care,

Kevin Carey
CUSD 201