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Dear Friend of CCSD93,
A Message From Superintendent Hill
As I shared with you on Wednesday, CCSD93 now has received much clearer guidance related to recommendations for instruction based on county-wide levels of Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 risk metrics. 

Today, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) issued this week's update of risk metrics. In it, we see that the county has remained in the Moderate (orange) Community Transmission Level as new cases per 100,000 and case counts have trended downward. This puts us in a better position for in-person learning.
We are currently working to adapt the Hybrid Learning portion of our Reopening Plan to meet the new guidelines linked above and enable students into our buildings while we are in the Moderate (orange) Level. To accomplish this, we have needed to rethink portions of our model, including further limiting the number of times students change classes in a school day and further reducing the opportunities for students to remove masks. 

In addition to the health and safety data, CCSD93 must have staffing, quarantine restrictions, and safety protocols and equipment at acceptable levels before students can return to in-person learning. For more detail on each of these factors, as well as the current status of each, view this graphic.
We anticipate being able to share our updated Reopening Plan, including tentative return timing, in much greater detail next week. Until then, please know the following:
  • The updated plan will prioritize the return of our "least independent learners" to in-person learning first. This means that some students receiving special education services may receive in-person itinerant service and would be back first, followed by our early childhood students, then kindergarten and then subsequent grade levels. 
  • Families will have the opportunity to update their instructional preference of in-person or fully remote after reviewing the updated Reopening Plan.
  • Those returning to in-person learning will be required to adhere strictly to safety protocols, including wearing masks, completing daily Self-Screeners, and receiving temperature checks for the health and safety of all.
  • At any time, some or all students may need to transition entirely back to Remote Learning if any of the factors identified above dictate such a transition.
I continue to appreciate our students, parents and staff members for your continued flexibility and your grace during this time. We know that you join CCSD93 and the DuPage County Regional Office of Education in believing that our children should have the right to attend in-person schools without fear of contracting COVID-19. To this end, I continue to ask that you please help contribute to an environment that is conducive to in-person learning by closely following the guidelines of wearing a mask in public, maintaining social distance, washing hands frequently and not gathering in large groups.

I hope that you stay safe and have a wonderful extended weekend. Please read the following articles for more on the latest from CCSD93.

David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Attend Virtual Curriculum Nights Next Week!
While all students are remote, CCSD93 is committed to providing virtual experiences that as closely replicate in-person events as possible. Along these lines, each CCSD93 school will host a virtual Curriculum Night next week. By attending Curriculum Night virtually, parents will become better acquainted with their child's education and school this school year through video presentations from their child's principal and teachers. 

The evening will begin with families collectively joining their school's principal for a singular YouTube Premiere Curriculum Night event where they will receive a general overview on the school year, including the school's goals and important notes about Remote Learning. From there, parents will be linked to a website where they will find videos from their child's teachers. Teachers will cover how they are working to build relationships, how students are being supported academically, information about assessment and grading, and more. 

Mark your calendar for the dates and times in the image above. Parents will be sent email, text, and app push reminders with their child's YouTube Premiere Curriculum Night link the day before and the evening of the event. If you cannot join live, the videos will be archived to each school's website for later viewing.
Check Email from 9/3 to Establish Your PowerSchool Account & Prepare for In-Person Learning
All CCSD93 parents were sent personalized information via email on Thursday, September 3 regarding establishing a PowerSchool account and associating their CCSD93 students to that account. It is critically important that you follow those directions to establish your account and associate your students, because when we return to in-person schooling, parents will be required to log into PowerSchool to complete a CCSD93 COVID-19 Self-Screener for each child before they leave for school each day.
Starting 9/8 Students Prompted to Authenticate with Google to Log Onto Zooms
As an added security measure for the digital safety of our students and staff, all CCSD93 students will be prompted to sign in with Google prior to joining teacher Zooms starting Tuesday, September 8. 

What this means for students is that after clicking a Zoom link, they will be prompted to "Sign In to Join". They will then be given the option to "Sign in with Google". From there, if they are logged into their CCSD93 Google account already, they will be able to join the Zoom. If they are not, they will need to enter their CCSD93 Google email address and password. These are the same Google login requirements used for logging into Clever and many other learning resources. For more information, view these directions.
CCSD93 Once Again Offering Free Meals to All Community Children
Thanks to a program that was recently extended by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), CCSD93 is now once again offering FREE grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals to all students. 

Meals are available at: 
  • CCSD93 elementary schools each school day between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
  • CCSD93 middle schools each school day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 
Meals will be provided under the supervision of our staff members, and families should look for signage and direction at each building for the designated meal pickup area. Parents and students can drive up or walk up for students to receive a meal. Please ensure that as you do, you observe social distancing guidelines of remaining at least six feet from others. Meals will be provided to those in our community who are 18 and younger. Meals should be taken home and are not intended to be consumed on site.

The free meals will be available during days when school is in session through the end of December, regardless of whether students are remote or in-person. Visit  www.ccsd93.com/meals for a complete list and map of school locations.
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Mark Your Calendar for Free Glenbard Parent Series Presentations
Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) is an ongoing series of completely FREE workshops and presentations geared toward helping adults navigate parenthood in modern times. GPS consistently features nationally and internationally renowned speakers who provide insight into the experiences that adolescent and teenage students encounter daily and advice for helping parents guide their children. They're terrific resources for our community, and even though it has Glenbard in its name, CCSD93 parents with or without students in high school absolutely are invited to attend. 

This school year, the presentations will be presented virtually until further notice. Review this year's lineup in the brochure here and mark your calendar to attend those of interest to you. You'll find links to join them virtually at  www.glenbardgps.org.
No School 9/7 for Labor Day
As a reminder this Monday, September 7, there will be no school for Labor Day.
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