Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS (updated September 2023)
The Illinois Department of Public Health has provided guidance for schools regarding positive tests for Covid for the 2023/2024 school year. They are recommending that people stay home from school for at least 5 days if they test positive for Covid. The first day will be when symptoms initially appear. They are further recommending that people wear a mask for days 6-10 when they return to school. We are encouraging everyone to follow the IDPH guidance.
At this time, you do not need to report that your student has tested positive for Covid to the school health office. Any days a student is out for Covid will be considered sick days. Your student’s teacher will provide work to your student upon request as they would for any day your student is out sick. Remote instruction is not available.
EXCLUSION/ISOLATION PROTOCOLS (Updated August 2022)
Data and metrics
Mitigation of spread
The district will continue to follow prevention strategies that remain important in protecting students, staff and community members as identified by the CDC, IDPH and Cook County Department of Public Health.
Social distancing is no longer a recommended mitigation strategy by the CDC. The district may need to consider returning to a social distancing environment if the school experiences a high transmission period.
People who have known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 should wear a well-fitting mask or respirator around others for 10 days from their last exposure, regardless of vaccination status or history of prior infection.
At this time, universal face masking is not required at schools or buses. Face masks remain an option for anyone who wishes to wear them. Please note, face masks are required in all of the health offices of schools.
Please direct any other questions or concerns to [email protected].