Superintendent's Message

July 2021 Superintendent's Message

July 21, 2021

Dear District 215 Students, Families, and Staff,

As we approach the 2021-2022 school year, we know that many families are anxiously awaiting the COVID-19 mitigation strategies and protocols that will be in place for students as they return to buildings. The District 215 Board of Education will vote July 27th on implementing the most recently released U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines for District 215. The policy, if adopted, would include language noting that the district reserves the right to adapt the stated guidelines based on positivity rates in the school or surrounding communities. This policy is a foundation for administrators to build upon as we continue to work on a more detailed Return to School plan which may include some additional protocols. Thank you for your patience as we work diligently on the details and rest assured more information will be shared with you in the near future. 

The safety of our students and staff is a top priority as we anticipate a fantastic beginning to the new school year. We acknowledge the privacy concerns parents have regarding legally protected health/medical information of students, and will ensure that COVID-19 mitigation protocols and procedures protect student privacy. Please keep an eye out for additional information and feel free to reach out to your school’s main office if you have a question that is unique to your student.

Sincerely,

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Dr. Sophia Jones-Redmond

Superintendent