September 24, 2021
Dear District 215 Staff, Students, and Community,
It has been a pleasure having all of our staff and students back in the buildings for the new school year! We know that most students learn best when they are in a classroom and it is our goal to safely keep our staff and students in the building this academic year. We continue to work hard at COVID-19 mitigation and I want to thank all the staff and students that have been vaccinated to protect themselves and others. I also want to thank the parents who have opted their students in for weekly COVID testing at our school buildings and those who continue to wear their mask properly and encourage others to do so as well. We hope to double our student vaccination rate over the next few months and I hope you will help with this important initiative. We will host several pop-up vaccine sites at our schools and are offering several incentives to students who are vaccinated. You can find details for TF North and TF South on the websites.
I am pleased to announce that District 215 is also in the process of hiring students to be peer COVID-19 ambassadors at each campus. Our student ambassadors will undergo training and be knowledgeable about sharing important COVID-related information with their fellow students.
Please continue to check our websites often and watch your email for updates on the latest events, information, and policies. Parents can opt students in for weekly COVID testing by entering the registration tab in PowerSchool. As always, if you have any questions, be sure to reach out to the main office at your school building. Stay safe and be well!
Dr. Sophia Jones-Redmond
August 16, 2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited to bring our students back to the buildings and kick off the new academic year. Thank you to the many administrators, staff, parents, and students that worked hard to prepare for the first days and weeks of the school year. We know the start of this year will hold unique challenges due to being in remote learning for all or most of the last school year, but our staff and administrators are prepared to support students in every way possible through this transition.
Please take a moment to look over the COVID-19 protocols that are in place in all District 215 buildings, and be sure to keep a close eye on the school calendar to stay informed about important dates. As your superintendent, I am committed to effectively communicating with staff, students, parents, and the community through a variety of platforms. I encourage you to keep a close eye on our website, watch for emails from our district office or from the school buildings, connect to our social media pages, attend our scheduled events, and don’t hesitate to contact the school main office or my office at the Administration Center if you need information that isn’t readily available to you. Thank you for being a part of School District 215. I hope I will have an opportunity to greet you in person this school year!
Dr. Sophia Jones-Redmond