Parent Update February 18th


February 18, 2022

Dear CUSD 201 Families,

At the February 17 Special Board Meeting. The CUSD 201 Board approved an updated mediation plan. Beginning the week of February 28th, CUSD 201 will transition to masks “strongly recommended” if the positivity rate is less than 1% in a school.  

CUSD 201 is aware of the Appellate Court decision. CUSD 201 is reviewing the decision with legal counsel and the impact it may have on the board action. We will communicate any updates at the appropriate time.

The pandemic has presented many challenges, and the landscape is constantly changing. Thank you for your patience and support as we provide a safe and stable learning environment for our students.

The optional weekly COVID-19 testing will take place on Tuesday due to the Presidents’ Day Holiday. There is no cost for the test. If you want your child to participate, use this link CUSD 201 COVID Testing

Information about our students’ vaccination status is valuable as we decide COVID-19 mitigations. If your child is fully vaccinated, please upload an image of the vaccination card in Skyward. Once you log into Skyward, there is a link you will use to upload the card. The information will be kept confidential. 

CUSD 201 is asking parents to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. The survey results provide valuable information to our school and are included in the school report card. We also use the data to guide some of our decision-making. The survey closes on March 11, 2022. Illinois 5Essentials Survey

The positivity rate in DuPage County continues to decrease. As of February 11, the seven-day positivity rate for Westmont is 6.38%, Hinsdale is 7.67%, Downers Grove is 5.18%, and Clarendon Hills is 6.35%.  The average positivity rate for our community is 6.40%.  The county is still exceeding 350 new cases per 100,000 and has a positivity rate of  6.93%.

Please read the entire communication for additional information.


Weekly COVID-19 Testing: 
CUSD 201 is offering optional weekly COVID-19 testing through Northshore Labs. There is no cost for the test. If you want your child to participate, use this link CUSD 201 COVID Testing. Testing takes place every Monday.

Quarantine and Exclusion:
Updated 5 Day Covid Quarantine & Isolation STUDENT Guidelines 1.20.22

National School Lunch Program:
The National School Lunch Program is still operating under an emergency order.  All students are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch regardless of income level.

If you are not vaccinated already, please consider receiving the vaccine.  You can find information regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine on the DCHD website. 

Thank you for your continued support of our school district.

Take care,

Kevin Carey
CUSD 201