Latest COVID-19 Update From CCSD93
Aug 6, 2020
Dear Community Consolidated School District 93 Hybrid Learning & Preschool Families,
As we return to school, the health and safety of our students, families, staff members and community remains paramount. We understand that many in our community are concerned about returning, and our Reopening CCSD93 Plan strictly follows guidance from national, state and local health organizations so that we return as safely as possible. This epidemic has disrupted and challenged all aspects of our lives, however we are determined to do everything in our power to keep school as a safe place for our children and staff; the place of security, community and learning that it has always been.
While COVID-19 is present without a vaccine, we all must each do our part to minimize virus spread. CCSD93’s outstanding nurses have been working collaboratively with administrators, teachers, secretaries, custodians, social workers, psychologists, therapists, lunchroom supervisors, bus drivers, monitors and food service staff to enact protocols that will further contribute to the health and safety of our community. We are also very fortunate to have a nurse, social worker and school psychologist positioned at every school in our district to help child(ren) adjust to returning to school as safely as possible.
In order to be successful, we need your help. Families must follow these guidelines, which are highlighted in the Reopening CCSD93 Plan:
- We need families to keep sick children, as well as those who have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, home. You will be sent a Self-Screener each day your child attends school to help guide you to know when students should be kept home. More information on the Self-Screener will be provided before the start of the school year.
- Families of children with chronic health conditions are strongly encouraged to consult with their healthcare providers regarding returning to in-person classes. If your child has a chronic health condition and requires accommodations to return to school please send doctors notes to your child’s school nurse. Chronic conditions to consider are:
- Cerebral palsy
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Developmental Delays (of any kind)
- Heart disease or cardiomyopathies
- Hypertension (High blood pressure)
- Immunocompromised (weakened immune system)
- Seizure Disorders
- Severe Allergies
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Please start having your child(ren) start wearing face coverings.
- Please start having your child(ren) practice hand washing for at least 20 seconds.
- Please prepare your child(ren) for practicing social distancing of remaining at least six (6) feet from others throughout the school day.
In the coming weeks prior to the start of school, we will continue to share messages and reminders about what families must do to contribute to the health and safety of all this school year.
David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools