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DGN Second Semester Information

Important Information for 2nd Semester 

North High Students and Families, 

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a relaxing break and is ready to begin the 2nd semester. 

We will follow this Hybrid schedule through spring break and are excited to welcome many in-person learners to the building this week. As you take a look at this new schedule, please note that the groups also have been updated: at North High School, Group A is now A-K and Group B is now L-Z, which will allow us to better socially distance students in our classrooms.  

In order to ensure that we maintain the safety of all who are at school, it is important that everyone follows all of the procedures and rules outlined on this web page. Please review this information carefully. The district website is also very helpful for updated information about our schedule and community metrics.

Students who are attending school in person should review their schedules for room numbers on Home Access Center since we have completed construction of our new classrooms, and we needed to move some classes in order to maintain social distancing.

When we receive updated information regarding the Illinois Department of Public Health’s restrictions of Winter Activities/Sports, we will share that information. Also, know that students will soon receive an email from Paper, a tutoring organization that the district has hired. Students don’t need to do anything at this time; we’ll send additional information about this service next week. 

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the main office at 630-795-8400 or email me at jschwarze@csd99.org

Mrs. Schwarze

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Important Reminders About In-Person Learning 

What students should bring to school

  • Students should wear their face shield when on a bus, in the hallway, and entering/leaving school.
  • Students must wear masks at all times. Masks with valves are not allowed. Per the CDC, cloth masks must be multilayered and designed to fit around the face.
  • A parent should complete the self-certification slip each morning, and the student should show it to the bus monitor if they ride a bus or to security if they walk or drive to school.  Students received booklets of self-certification slips when they picked up their materials in August; here is a link to a slip that can be printed. (Click here for slip in Spanish.) Please know that bus drivers will not allow students to ride on a bus if they do not present a completed self certification slip. Drivers will tell students to return home. In these situations, students should attend school remotely and a guardian should call the school’s attendance office if they have no other way to get to school.  
  • Students should bring a fully charged chromebook, their charger, earbuds (preferably with microphone), and class materials.
  • Students should wear their ID on the lanyard we provided or another school appropriate lanyard. Students who do not have an ID can get one in the cafeteria on January 7 or 8.
  • Because we are bringing in additional outside air, students might want to dress in layers.
  • Students should not bring snacks, but they might want to bring a refillable water bottle. Our water fountains are off but the bottle filler feature works.

Arrival to/from school

  • Here is a link to bus routes. Students are asked to be at their stop 5 min early.
  • Students who walk or get dropped off should enter at the Main Street or Forest Street entrances only.
  • Students who park on campus need a parking pass.  All 1st semester parking passes will continue to be valid through Spring Break.  At this time, parking is extremely limited.  Please reach out to the Dean’s office with any questions. 
  • Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. for morning classes and noon for afternoon classes. Students must go directly to class upon arrival to school and should leave immediately after school. There can be no congregating in the hallway.
  • Students are not using lockers at this time.

Lunches and Study Hall

  • Students who have their own transportation to/from school are allowed to arrive late/leave early when they have lunch or a study hall.  
    • Students should use the Main Street Entrance if they are arriving to school after the morning or afternoon session has begun.
  • Students who have completed the form allowing them to stay in school should report to the cafeteria during that class period.  Students will be expected to work on school work during that time.
  • Students may not leave campus and then return to school.  

Health Guidelines

Attendance

  • It is important for in-person learning students to report to school when expected to do so unless they are sick or have been ordered to quarantine. Teachers plan their lessons around who they expect to see in person vs. who they expect to see remotely. When a student is an unexpected “no show,” that disrupts the teacher’s lesson and interrupts everyone’s learning. Deans will follow up with families of students who are a “no show;” repeated instances might result in the student being moved to fully remote learning.
  • Fully Remote students should check in for attendance every class. Teachers will provide specific instructions on what the students should do during each class period.