COVID-19 Dashboard Update for January 29
The D67 Dashboard has been updated for the week of January 25, 2021, to reflect the latest information from our schools and local health departments. The incidence rates continue to decline at both the local and county levels. Our incidence rates for staff and students also are low, and our schools have maintained sufficient staffing and risk mitigation measures to allow us to remain in-person hybrid for instruction.

Tier 1 Mitigations
We have received several inquiries this week about possible changes to our travel guidance due to our move to Tier 1 Mitigations. While Tier 1 reduces restrictions for indoor seating, outdoor gatherings, and organized group activities, it does not include changes to travel guidance or participation in recreational sports. Non-essential travel is still discouraged, and strict adherence to the 3W's, as well as to the IDPH sports guidance are still critically important aspects to keeping our schools open for in-person learning.

Social/Emotional Supports
We recognize the pandemic has presented challenges for many of our students as they navigate both in-person and remote learning. Some of our students might be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or a significant lack of motivation. There are resources available for families at the school- and district-level. 
  • The District also has compiled a list of resources on the District 67 MAP. Just click on the Social Emotional Wellness tab at the top and look for Resources/Mental Health. 
  • In addition, each school has included school-specific information in their weekly newsletters regarding resources and staff contact information. 
  • In our District 67 SEL series BRAVE, members of our District 67 SEL team discuss our resources as well as their own tips for managing the many challenges of learning during the pandemic in this recording.
  • And the BRAVE team offers a treasure trove of additional resources and ideas here.

If you have a child in crisis outside of school hours, we strongly encourage you to contact your physician or dial 911 in case of an emergency.  

All students in the District have recently completed a social emotional screener called Social, Academic, Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS). Administrators and the District Behavior Coach are reviewing school-based data for intervention purposes with all staff.  

Thank you for your collective effort to support our students and safe schools!

Questions and/or comments regarding the Dashboard can be directed to Dr. Michelle Shinn.