Dear District 41 Community, (as of 9/25/20)
Thank you to all families and staff for hanging in there with us as we work through a collaborative process to bring students back to the buildings and to continue the remote learning model. It is very important to us that as we prepare for the shift that we do it in a way that provides a high quality experience for both models. This district magazine provides the current information that we have confirmed to date. Continue to look for communications from your school principals about school specific plans. There is a lot happening across the district to plan for this transition. CLICK HERE for those process details.
As shared at the beginning of the school year, District 41 has been preparing for the transition into in-person learning by the end of the first quarter. At the September 14 Board of Education meeting, a plan to shift to our Blended AM/PM learning model was presented and supported by the Board. We are now planning on bringing the primary grades back for our blended model starting in October. Prioritizing the students who have the hardest time navigating remote learning is something that the current Illinois Department of Public Health framework and metrics supports.The plan remains to shift to the blended model for all students in November after the first quarter of the school year. It is important to note that the plan is based on the status of DuPage County COVID-19 metrics.
|First Day of In-Person Learning Per Grade Level (tentative)|
Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
| October 19
Grades 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
It is my sincere hope that we can focus on moving forward and prioritizing the work that needs to happen over the coming weeks. Our ability to return to in-person instruction and maintain in-person instruction will take a commitment on everyone's part. We remind everyone that there are factors that impact our ability to open our schools for in-person learning and most importantly to stay open. The safety of everyone remains our priority and our obligation.
Thank you for your cooperation, patience and responsiveness as we work through this transition to in-person learning.
Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski