DISTRICT 25's CURRENT PLAN FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Linked here is a question/answer document containing District 25’s 2021-2022 COVID-19 protocols & guidelines. This document should answer most questions about the upcoming school year in relation to COVID-19.
For any communications regarding COVID-19, visit our parent letters section of our website.
On August 4, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced an Executive Order including a mask mandate, requiring that masks be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. This means that beginning today, August 4, 2021, our buildings will require masks to be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors. Masks are also required by all riders on school buses and in taxis.
The mask requirement is inclusive of youth sports and activities, with masks now required for all indoor extracurriculars and sports. In line with CDC guidance, masks are not required for activities outdoors where transmission risks and rates are lower.
CLOSE CONTACT DISTANCING
Vaccinated people will not be considered close contacts. Contact tracing will still be required for unvaccinated people. When contact tracing, close contacts are now defined as being within 3-feet of a positive or probable case when inside. If both students are masked, they are not considered close contacts. This previously was defined as being within 6-feet of a positive or probable case even with masks.
The Illinois State Board of Education made a determination that a remote option must be offered for anyone who needs to quarantine. This includes both students who test positive for COVID-19 or unvaccinated students who are determined to be a close contact to students who tested positive for COVID-19. Details will be provided, but in general, if a student needs to quarantine they will join a remote teacher during their quarantine dates where they will continue to receive instruction in core learning standards.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND SCHOOL LUNCH SERVICE
School Breakfast/Lunch Service | 21-22 School Year
Lunch will be offered everyday. Breakfast and lunch will be free for all District 25 students for the entire school year, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. For details on breakfast and lunch this year, visit www.sd25.org/COVIDFood or click the Food Service page linked to the left.
The District is finalized its FREE food distribution on Wednesdays on July 28, 2021. We celebrate our Food Services team as they distributed nearly 1 million free meals to our community since the shutdown last March.