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Dear Friend of CCSD93,
A Message From Superintendent Hill
ECC Students Return to In-Person Learning!
This week, we were thrilled to welcome back our Early Childhood Center preschool students to in-person learning. In partnership with our families, we have worked to keep our learning spaces as safe as possible by having families complete a daily Self-Screener prior to arrival, staff and students wearing masks at all times, social distancing as much as possible with students of such a young age, washing hands frequently, midday temperature checks, and rigorous cleaning & disinfecting. 
While it is certainly a different set of circumstances than before the pandemic, it has been clear this week that even our youngest students have been able to benefit from their newfound in-person learning opportunities while adjusting well to our updated expectations. There will be some bumps in the road as we continue to phase in new groups of students, but I have complete confidence that together our dedicated staff members, families, and students will make the return both successful and as safe as possible. Here are a few images of returning students.
Welcoming Kindergarteners Back on 9/28
I am happy to report that today the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) shared with DuPage County school superintendents that the Community Transmission Risk Level remains a "Moderate" designation. It is important to note that the updated Community Transmission Risk Levels will not be officially finalized and posted to the DCHD COVID-19: Information for Schools and Daycares website until Mondays moving forward, as opposed to their former posting day of Friday.

Remaining in Moderate Community Transmission Risk Level means we will proceed with welcoming our kindergarteners as our next group of students to be phased in for in-person learning starting on Monday, per CCSD93's updated Reopening Plan timeline. Kindergarten families of Hybrid Learning students received communications this week explaining timing for in-person or remote learning, health and safety protocols, and busing information (if applicable). Families of fully Remote Learning kindergarteners received a note about adjustments to their daily schedules related to this. As future grade levels are phased in, families can expect similar communications a week before their child's grade level returns to in-person learning. 

As a reminder, these are the most critical health measures that our Hybrid Learning families and students must practice in order to maintain a safe learning environment.
CCSD93 continues to work on a plan for an in-person option for middle school students, and I hope to share it with our middle school families as soon as possible.

As always, thank you for your continued support. Please review the following articles for more on the latest from CCSD93, and enjoy this weekend's terrific weather!

David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Parents Asked to Complete September Remote Learning Check-In by 9/27
As CCSD93 continues to assess the remote learning experience, parents have been sent a brief Parent Check-In survey. If you haven't yet, please complete it at www.ccsd93.com/remotecheckin by Sunday, September 27 to share your observations of this school year.
New Childcare Options from Carol Stream Park District Aligned to CCSD93 Hybrid Learning
The Carol Stream Park District has updated its childcare options to align with CCSD93's updated Reopening Plan. Now families can choose partial-day childcare as students transition to Hybrid Learning. Find out more by reviewing this flyer and visiting www.csparks.org/activkids/remote-learning-care.
10/1 Board of Education Meeting Preview
CCSD93's next Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday, October 1 at CCSD93's District Office, 230 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale. All community members are invited to attend. The following are among the agenda items. 
  • There will be a presentation on procurement policies and practices by Assistant Superintendent for Business Services John Benedetti.
  • There will be two new and four revised Board Policies recommended for approval for first reading:
    • New:
      • 500.95 - Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
      • 500.96 - Personal Technology and Social Media Usage & Conduct
    • Revised:
      • 520.03 - Employment Year & Day
      • 520.15 - Resignations & Retirements
      • 605 - School Calendar
      • 610 - School Day
  • The Board will perform its annual review of ethical policies.
  • The Board will appoint its Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) delegate.
  • District administrators will present on the state and federal grants that CCSD93 receives annually.
  • The Board will review Plus/Delta feedback from the start of the school year obtained from various parent and employee stakeholder groups.
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