October 9, 2020
Dear District 28 Families:
As we wrap up the first full week of October, I’m thankful for our students, teachers, support staff members, and all of our D28 families. We’ve had an incredible seven weeks of school for both in-person and remote learning. Yes, this year has a very different feel to it, but we all are adapting and giving it our all, so the students have the best education possible under very challenging conditions.
Health Certification Form
When you receive the health certification form for each child on Monday, you’ll notice we’ve added a question. This new question will help us more quickly isolate students as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health and therefore creates a safer school environment for everyone. It is similar to the one that asks, “Has your child experienced any of the following symptoms during the last 24 hours?”
The added question reads:
Has anyone in your home experienced any of the following symptoms during the last 24 hours?
Fatigue; Fever (over 100.4); Chills; New loss of smell or taste; Cough; Congestion; Sore throat; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Muscle or body aches; Nausea or vomiting; Diarrhea; Headache
🗹 Yes DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL. CALL THE SCHOOL NURSE FOR FURTHER DIRECTION.
If you answer “yes” to this question, we are asking you to call the school nurse as there may be some exceptions whereby your child may not have to remain home from school. The additional question allows our nurses to respond more quickly to someone experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
On behalf of the Board of Education and staff, thank you for your words of encouragement and your notes of appreciation. They have buoyed our spirits and reminded us how fortunate we are to serve the District 28 community.
Larry A. Hewitt, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools