- Elsie C. Johnson Elementary
CCSD93 Schools Closed Beginning 3/16
March 15, 2020
CCSD93 will adjust our guidelines regarding picking up student supplies at schools tomorrow, Monday, March 16. Over the weekend we have made headway on remote learning plans. Those plans will be internet-based. As I’m sure you are aware, government and health organizations have continued to implement more restrictive guidelines and mandates for the public.
For these reasons, we ask that individuals only visit our schools tomorrow to pick up necessary personal medicine and medical supplies that are stored at school, or to pick up a MacBook if the student is in grades 3 through 8. As shared Friday, 3rd through 8th grade students who do not have take-home agreements are invited to take a MacBook home. Others who left them there may also want to come pick them up. We will provide much greater detail on remote learning plans tomorrow via call, text, email, and app push, but please know picking up a MacBook is not a requirement for grades 3-8. Students will not lose credit of any kind at this time if they are unable to access the internet.
We ask that whenever possible, only students enter our buildings tomorrow. Parents and siblings should not enter our school buildings unless absolutely necessary.
Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to do our best to contribute to keeping our community healthy and safe.
March 13, 2020
Dear CCSD93 Community,
CCSD93 Schools Closed Until At Least 4/6
Community Consolidated School District 93 will be closed for the next three weeks, beginning Monday, March 16. The earliest that schools would re-open is Monday, April 6, though closure may extend beyond April 6.
At this time, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in any of CCSD93’s schools. However, the district has decided to close out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to reduce the number of large gatherings in the community.
Monday, March 16 will be a non-attendance day with no assignments for students. As a result of today also being a planned non-attendance day, parents and students will have the opportunity to come into their school on Monday, March 16 during regular office hours to pick up learning resources, including textbooks, MacBooks, and any other necessary supplies. Students in grades 3-8 who have opted out of the MacBook take-home agreement will be allowed to take their devices home.
The district's goal is to begin providing remote learning opportunities on Tuesday, March 17. The district will be communicating how to access those plans through emails, at CCSD93’s website (www.ccsd93.com), and social media channels. We understand that this learning will take many different forms based on family circumstances. We will be prepared to accommodate all situations.
March 30 through April 3 will be spring break with no assignments for students. At this time, we do not yet know how this closing will affect the date for the end of the school year. We will communicate that as soon as we have clarity from state and county officials.
The district will be posting updates and information at www.ccsd93.com/COVID19 as well as on the main webpage and social media sites.
The district expects to have meals available through March 27 for students who need food during the closure. More information will be shared via email, the district's website, and social media channels.
Learning at Home
While buildings are closed to students, Community Consolidated School District 93 believes that it is important for learning to continue as best it can. The district has not previously used a plan for remote learning, so adjustments may need to be made during the closure and communicated through email and at www.ccsd93.com.
District website: www.ccsd93.com
District COVID-19 and remote learning information: www.ccsd93.org/COVID
District Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CCSD93
District office number: (630) 893-9393
District general email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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More Information About COVID-19
- DuPage County Health Department
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CCSD93 staff, student, and parent health safety remains our highest priority. This is an unprecedented situation that is constantly evolving, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility. We know that unexpected situations and complications will continue to arise, and staff will be available to help families navigate these learning situations. We will continue to communicate regularly.
David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools