Mar 29, 2021
- 2020-2021 Reopening Plan
- CCSD21 Strategic Plan
- Staff Directory
School District 21 prides itself on its Professional Learning Community and its rich tradition of professional collaboration, high levels of professional development, and family-like atmosphere. If you see the opportunity to work with colleagues in making a difference in the lives of students and families in a truly diverse setting, School District 21 seeks your application.
Topic: Student Learning
At its special meeting on March 4, the Board of Education approved a plan to increase in-person instructional time for in-person students. No changes will occur at this time for students currently enrolled in the Distance Learning Academy.
As a result of the Board’s action:
Our mitigation efforts are critical to ensuring a safe in-person environment for students and staff. As such:
Weekly COVID testing
Weekly COVID testing will be conducted for in-person students and staff. More information about the SHIELD Illinois saliva test can be found here. A consent form and additional details will be distributed to parents of in-person students later today with a completion deadline for the consent form of Friday, March 12. Testing of in-person students will begin on Tuesday, March 16.
A virtual parent information night about SHIELD testing will be held Monday, March 8, at 7:00 PM. The virtual parent session will begin with a livestream replay of Deerfield 109’s SHIELD Testing Town Hall. Individuals who are interested in joining the parent night but would prefer to watch the Deerfield 109 Town Hall on their own time can instead join the CCSD21 Zoom at approximately 7:50 PM. Individuals can submit questions about SHIELD testing at any time during the parent night through Zoom’s Q&A feature.
On Monday, March 8, information will be sent to all families regarding the transfer request process. Families will be able to submit a request to move their child from the Distance Learning Academy to the in-person setting, or from the in-person setting to the Distance Learning Academy. The district is unable to guarantee that transfer requests will be approved.
Community COVID testing
As a reminder in support of our mitigation efforts, any individual in our community can also participate in weekly, no-cost COVID-19 testing at CCSD21 through NorthShore Labs. Find more information and make an appointment here.
We understand families will have questions as we transition to this new structure. Please review our regularly-updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document and submit questions to [email protected]. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate this year together.