Guidelines for Returning to In-Person Learning

Guidelines for Returning to In-Person Learning

We will follow all state and county health department guidelines and the student handbook including the 20-21 addendum. during in-person learning. THESE GUIDELINES ARE MANDATORY AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN A STUDENT'S RETURN TO FULLY REMOTE LEARNING:

  • All parents/guardians must initial a self-certification slip (Spanish) each day that the student is symptom-free and can report to school for in-person learning. Every student received a pad of self-certification slips along with face masks and shields prior to the start of the school year. Families may also download and print the slip here (Spanish) to present to the bus supervisor and/or school officials. If students do not have a slip, they will be symptom checked and their temperature will be taken before they can enter school. Random temperature and symptom checks will take place as students arrive at school.
  • When arriving at school, students must go directly to their first assigned classroom for the day. There is no use of lockers or congregating in the hallways or common spaces.
  • While in the school building, everyone must wear a face mask (cloth or medical). While on a bus, during a passing period or anytime people are within six feet of others, everyone must wear both a face mask (cloth or medical) and a face shield. Using the lanyard issued, all students must wear their IDs at all times so they can be easily read on the bus or when at school. 
  • What students should bring to school:
    • All needed materials, including a mask, face shield, self-certification slip. 
    • fully charged Chromebook, earbuds, books, notebooks, calculator, writing utensils, etc.
    • A water bottle since drinking fountains are disabled - water bottle fillers are available. 
    • Students might want to bring a light jacket or sweatshirt as we are bringing in twice as much outdoor air into our spaces and this might make rooms feel chilly.
  • What students should NOT bring to school:
    • Food is not allowed unless a student has a medical exemption. 
  • Students are allowed to come to school late or leave early when they have a study hall or lunch and have their own transportation. Students planning to stay at school during their lunch/resource period should have completed a form. The assigned location to report to during that period appears on their student schedule.
  • Students must leave the campus immediately after the last class of the day.
  • Any student displaying COVID-like symptoms at school will be sent to the nurse’s office for evaluation. Any student with confirmed COVID symptoms will be required to leave the school building and cannot return until approved by the school nurse.
  • If you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must notify the school nurse and keep your student home from school. District 99 will notify the DuPage County Health Department. 

If we learn that someone at District 99 has tested positive for COVID-19, here’s what will happen:

  • District 99 will call anyone who is identified as having had close contact (direct contact of more than 15 minutes within less than six feet) with someone who receives a positive COVID-19 test. This will be followed with specific instructions.
  • District 99 will email you a “Low Risk” letter (sample) if there is someone in your classroom or workspace who tests positive. This will remind everyone to be more careful in checking for symptoms daily.
  • You can view weekly district metrics of cumulative positive cases on our 2020-21 Updates page on the right-hand side under “Resources.”

Remote Learning protocols and expectations remain the same during the Modified Hybrid Schedule when students attend class remotely.

  • All school rules and expectations extend to the Remote Learning environment including the student handbook and the 20-21 addendum.
  • Students and families should not take pictures or record any remote classroom sessions of students or staff. 
  • We also encourage families to not attend class with their children and give them space to participate fully in class.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with these guidelines.