High School District 214 is scaling 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 of its 12,000 students while also opening school to the system’s most in-need.
Virtual freshmen orientation activities will take place Friday, August 14. The first day of school, with all students participating remotely, will occur Monday, August 17; and a small, select number of students will be invited to participate in in-person instruction beginning Monday, August 24.
The District’s first priority remains the health and safety of staff and students. As the year progresses, the District intends to bring in small pods of students -- between 10 to 15 per available space according to public health guidelines -- to engage those who need reliable internet or additional supports that can only be accommodated in-person. That approach will ensure support for students who need it most and allow time to adapt to changing conditions in the community.
Though this plan differs from the original draft presented in July (viewable below), it reflects our focus on safety for staff and students.
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 current reopening details.
You'll also find our original plan from July.