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Red Bud CUSD #132

Return to School Reopening Plan

2020-21 School Year

Overview

In March of 2020, Governor JB Pritzker closed schools for in-person learning effective March 16, 2020. As a result, Red Bud CUSD #132 moved into a Remote Learning Platform. This transition was not without challenges, but as we always manage to do collectively, we did everything we could at the time to meet the needs of our students.

During the physical school closures and during our Remote Learning Phase; we focused on the following priorities:

1.)   Feed and care for students

2.)   Provide effective communication

3.)   Provide instructional continuity

In May 2020, Governor JB Pritzker revealed the Restore Illinois Plan. In June, 2020 Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-40 which allows for all schools within the state of Illinois to reopen for in-person instruction.

It is important to note that within this Executive Order, the following guidelines from the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) should be followed:

This document is a reflection of the current recommendations and guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, Center for Disease Control, and other federal, state, and local agencies.  

This plan is subject to change and is based on Illinois being in Phase 4 and no changes occurring to the guidance from ISBE and IDPH.  Amendments will be made to this plan in the event that Illinois or the District’s assigned region moves backward within the “Restore Illinois” plan or guidance changes.  

Health and Wellness

Health and wellness remain our district’s priorities.

Face-Coverings

Social Distancing 

Hygiene/Handwashing

Visitors

Symptom Screening

**Student Daily Health Checklist.  This form must be signed by the parent/guardian of every student before the first day of school.   It only needs to be signed once, and only one signature per family is needed.

Protocols for COVID symptoms and for returning to work/school

General Classroom Guidance

Instruction

Remote Learning

While Red Bud #132 greatly values in-person instruction and believes that is the best way forward for our learning community, we recognize that some families are uncomfortable with a daily return to school.  In light of this, a remote option is provided.  If the state or local Department of Public health determines that safety does not allow for the continuation of in-person instruction, Red Bud 132 will conduct remote learning for all students K-12.

Social/Emotional Learning

Considerations have been given to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the mental health of faculty, staff, students, and their families.  As a result, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) supports will be provided for students and staff.  The mental and emotional well-being of students and staff members will be monitored.  Access to a school social worker is available and will be communicated to students.  Each building has personnel to provide supports, as needed, to both staff and students.  Staff will work with students on lessons that are age-appropriate with regards to social distancing, hand washing, face-coverings, and proper hygiene. 

Operations