Latest COVID-19 Update From CCSD93
August 10, 2021
Dear School District 93 Families,
We are extremely excited to welcome students back to our buildings for the 2021-22 school year next week. As a reminder, kindergarten through 8th grade students start on August 16, while preschool students start on August 17.
This message is to share with you CCSD93’s Mitigation Guide for the 2021-22 school year so that you fully understand the structures our district has put in place to keep students, staff members, and our community safe. These mitigations have been put in place based on recommendations from our national, state, and local public health organizations as well as statewide mandates.
In short, all individuals throughout our buildings will be required to wear masks. Care will be taken to ensure students are spaced appropriately in classrooms and that hands are sanitized or washed regularly. Families are responsible to ensure their child is not sent to school while sick or having experienced recent close contact/potential exposure.
One notable shift from information that has been shared by some of our elementary principals is that all elementary and middle school students will now eat lunch at tables or desks. Updated guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health that was released late on Friday, August 6 clearly articulates that “physical distancing of 3 feet is recommended for students while eating or drinking” and that 6 feet is “not required,” which has enabled our schools to accommodate student lunch at tables or desks. If you previously received a message from your child’s principal regarding the need for a towel, you may disregard that requirement.
I invite you to review CCSD93’s Mitigation Guide here. It will remain a dynamic document that we will update as necessary throughout the school year, and you will be notified directly of any major shifts in practices or procedures via call, text and email.
As always, thank you for your continued support and partnership in your child’s education. Please know, elementary and middle school placement and bus route information will be sent to you via email tomorrow evening, Wednesday, August 11.
David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools