Return to School Plan

High School District 214 has scaled up its remote learning to start the 2020-2021 academic year, following public health guidance to create a new plan that offers e-learning for the majority its 12,000 students while also focusing on eventually opening the school to increasing numbers of in-need students.

The first day of school was Monday, August 17.

The District’s first priority remains the health and safety of staff and students. While the latest plan called for groups of students, including special education and homeless students, to be educated in-person beginning August 24, new guidance from the Illinois Board of Education -- including that nurses wear specific masks we currently do not have -- means that may not happen.

We still hope to get small groups of students back into buildings as soon as is practical, but it is imperative that we follow the guidance from ISBE, the Illinois Department of Public Health and other entities.

Though our latest plan differs from the original draft presented in July (viewable below), it reflects our focus on safety for staff and students. It also continues to evolve as new guidance is provided.

We are in this together as we adjust to the “next normal,” aware that there will be continued adjustments along the way. We will take it one day, one week and one month at a time.

Below, please find a letter and video from Dr. Schuler, as well as a document with reopening details. 

You'll also find our original plan from July.


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District 214 Mitigation Efforts Dashboard wwwlogo  
District 214 COVID-19 Summary Dashboard based on the Cook County Department of Public Health Weekly Data wwwlogo  
District 214 COVID-19 Detailed Dashboard based on the Northwestern Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center Data wwwlogo  
Current Version - D214 Return To School 2020-0820 pdficon40  
D214 Return to School Metrics-0820 pdficon40 pdficon40
Remote Learning Information pdficon40 pdficon40
D214 Return To School Summary pdficon40  
Letter to Parents pdficon40 pdficon40
July Version - D214 Return To School Summary pdficon40 pdficon40
Adjusted Daily Schedule for Stages 1 and 2 Effective Monday, September 14 pdficon40 pdficon40