Parent Update October 28th


October 28, 2022

Dear CUSD 201 Families,

On Thursday, October 27, the Illinois State Board of Education released individual school report card data. The ISBE gives each school a designation based on several different metrics. A school can be designated exemplary, commendable, targeted, or need comprehensive school improvement. The ISBE awarded the designations for the first time in two years.

For the 2021-2022 school year, Westmont High School received an exemplary designation for the third straight time. Westmont Junior High School, Manning Elementary, and Miller Elementary received commendable designations, the second-highest rating. 

All District schools had student growth at or above the state average for all schools. The performance of our schools is a great accomplishment and credit to our administrators, staff, and students. The last two years have represented many challenges to schools, but our staff never lost focus and kept teaching and learning as the priority.

Please use this link to read the District's School Report Card Press Release. Additional information on how our schools performed last year can be found on the Illinois school report card website (Illinois Report Card). At the November Board Meeting, the District’s report card data will be explained in greater detail.

DuPage County’s COVID-19 transmission level is low. (DCHD COVID-19 Dashboard). The District no longer requires students to wear masks indoors. Students have the option to wear a mask.

CUSD 201 has updated its COVID-19 protocols based on guidance from the CDC, IDPH, and DCHD. 

The IDPH has updated the school decisions making tree to help schools to know when to exclude students (School Decision Tree).

You can review the protocols on our website or use this link (CUSD 201 COVID-19 Protocols).

Parents should keep children with COVID-19 symptoms at home. 

The District will be following the CDC Guidance for Schools. Students who test positive for COVID-19 will need to quarantine for five days. A student can return to school on the sixth day, and it is recommended to wear a mask until day ten.

Please remember that this is a very fluid situation. The CDC may update its guidelines throughout the year. As the CDC changes its guidance, the District will adapt ours.

National School Lunch Program:
The National School Lunch Program is not operating under an emergency order. Only students who qualify are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch.

Please enjoy the weekend.

Take care,

Kevin Carey
CUSD 201