SURVEYS CLOSE MONDAY, JULY 6 at 3:00 PM
Grades K-8 Fall Planning Survey: CLICK HERE
Preschool Fall Planning Survey: CLICK HERE
What's Next for Fall 2020? Status Update 6-10-2020
As we look ahead to August, the pandemic that turned our education system upside down continues to evolve at a rapid pace, creating a great deal of uncertainty about the conditions we will be facing when we look to open schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
As we await further direction from the state, we have already started planning for a number of scenarios that prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff, families, and community. We have not yet made any decisions regarding next school year. We are committed to doing everything we can to safely return to on-site learning to the extent that is possible. But our ability to reopen will be dependent on the most up-to-date guidance from the governor (Restore Illinois), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Cook County Department of Public Health.
We have assembled a 32-member staff task force, including representation from Palos Heights Parks & Recreations, to develop plans for a safe and equitable return to school in fall 2020. The group has representatives to examine implications related to instruction, operations, employees and finance.
Our goal is to have a solid draft plan to share with the Board of Education and community in early to mid-July. Guidance continues to evolve and we do not want prematurely release a plan that may not be able to be executed based on ongoing changes from the various organizations involved. The committee is drafting plans to address the following three scenarios:
Stay tuned, as we will be updating families as the summer unfolds!