The metrics regarding community transmission of COVID-19 in DuPage County and the District 99 community continue to worsen. The DuPage County Health Department is seeing record numbers of cases. They have asked that we inform everyone that information and resources related to COVID can be found here.
As a result of the high rate of community transmission, we will continue to follow the Fully Remote Learning Schedule for next week - the week of November 30, including special education programs, activities, and athletics. The only exceptions are students enrolled in the North High Connections program and the South High Access program. Technology Center of DuPage will continue with scheduled programming (remote or hybrid depending on the program).
We ask families of students who are sick or are quarantining to call our attendance lines each day, even if the student is able to attend remotely. This helps us provide support, maintain our records, and coordinate with the DuPage County Health Department. (Attendance lines: DGN at 630-795-8450, DGS at 630-795-8550, or Transition 99 at 630-795-2701)
Next Tuesday, December 1, we will announce a decision on the remainder of the semester. As we have communicated previously, returning to the Hybrid Model is based on two weeks of improving metrics with factors moving into the “Moderate” transmission levels. We need to see rapidly improving metrics over the next week for us to return to in-person learning this semester.
I appreciate the flexibility and understanding of all of our families throughout this school year as we have made these decisions. I wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday and request that everyone take appropriate measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Dr. Hank Thiele
District 99 Superintendent