Parent Update May 7th


May 7, 2021

Dear CUSD 201 Families,

On May 5, the Westmont High School Fine Arts Department had an outdoor concert. The symphonic and jazz bands performed as well as the choir. It was great to see a live performance by our students in over a year. 

The DCHD published the DCHD School Metrics Week 16 on Monday.  As of May 5, the seven-day positivity rate for Westmont is 2.57%, Hinsdale is 5.35%, Downers Grove is 4.42%, and Clarendon Hills is 4.44%. The average positivity rate for our community is 4.20%.  

It is so important to continue to practice the COVID-19 mitigation strategies. It was necessary to have a class pivot to remote at Manning after a positive COVID-19 test, contact tracing,  and other students reporting COVID-like symptoms. We are so close to the end of the school year. It will take all of our efforts to complete the year safely.

The District is starting to plan for the 2021-2022 school year. We are planning on starting the school year in person and a full-day schedule. The District is waiting on guidance from the State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Health about protocols or restrictions that may need to be in place As we finalize our plans we will share them with the school community.

Please read the entire communication for additional updates.

CUSD 201 Elementary Future Planning Task Force:
CUSD 201 is creating a task force to create a long-term plan for Manning and Miller Elementary Schools. If you are interested in the committee, please use this link to complete the form CUSD 201 Future Planning Task Force.

May 27, 2021, Last Day of Student Attendance
May 27 is the last day of student attendance. Here are the dismissal times for each school.

South Early Childhood- normal dismissal times
Miller Elementary- 11:45 a.m.
Manning Elementary- 11:30 a.m.
Westmont Junior High School- 11:52 a.m.
Westmont High School- 11:15 a.m.

Absences during Full Day
For students in grades 2-12, attending class through Zoom is limited to only those quarantined due to symptoms or those continuing with full remote learning.  

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, May 10, 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.

I hope all the moms have a great Mother’s Day.

Take care,

Kevin Carey
CUSD 201