Weekly Update - Feb. 26, 2021
Travel Guidance
The District is following the CDC and IDPH's most recent guidance on international travel.

International Travel: Per the CDC and IDPH, anyone returning from international travel is required to:
  • Quarantine for 7 days and get a PCR test on days 5-7 with a return on Day 8 OR
  • Quarantine for 10 days if not getting tested with a return on Day 11

Note: The day you travel to return home is considered Day 0.

Domestic Travel: There is currently no restriction when returning from domestic travel.

Please note that travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19 and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Please continue to wear your mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands when around those outside your household.
March 5 - Asynchronous Learning Day
All staff and families should have received a notification at approximately 4 p.m. today that Friday, March 5, has been rescheduled to an Asynchronous Learning Day. If you did not receive the email, please notify communicationsdepartment@d181.org.
Transition to Full In-Person - Meeting Updates & Information
Meetings Held This Week
  • Monday, Feb. 22: Ad Hoc Health Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24: Board of Education Special Meeting: Approval of Voluntary Surveillance Testing for in-person students and staff
  • Thursday, Feb. 25: D181 Transition Team Meeting

Next Steps (Next Week - Early March)
  • Meetings with Staff Working Groups to refine the master schedule and additional details
  • Share Surveillance Testing Details, Sign-Up Form, and Updated FAQ on Full In-Person/Remote Learning Model to all Families and Staff
School Celebrations
Thank you Madison students for reminding us — we can all be the 'i" in Kind!
Walker 5th graders did an amazing job on their mini-biography project celebrating influential people in honor of Black History Month.
All elementary schools held a special remote and hybrid event for K-5 students Wednesday, February 24, featuring a virtual one-woman show about Wilma Rudolph, the first woman to win three Olympic Gold Medals in Track (Rome 1960).

Wilma's story highlights her strength and courage in overcoming polio, poverty, and discrimination as an African-American woman. Wilma became a coach and a mentor to children throughout the U.S., encouraging them to "Never underestimate the power of dreams; the potential for greatness lives within each of you."

Thank you to the D181 Foundation for donating the cost of this presentation for all seven elementary schools. Pictured are students from Prospect School engaging in some of the activities.
The Oak Kids Care Club held a Chipotle Night on Feb. 22, raising $305.25 for HCS Family Services. Thank you Oak community for your generosity!
As part of #KindnessWeek, the Prospect PTO held a paper goods drive for the People's Resource Center. Thank you for your contributions Prospect families!
'How to Raise An Adult' - Community Speaker Series Webinar
The Community Speaker Series, in partnership with D181 and D86, present a webinar open to the community with The New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims, who draws on her own insights as a mother and a student dean to highlight how overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society.

While empathizing with parents, Julie inspires audiences to examine their behaviors and discusses how to help children develop the resourcefulness and resilience necessary for success.

Event Details
Webinar: 7-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
COVID-19 Report
During the week of 2/16-2/19 numbers were as follows:
  • 7 staff in quarantine, 0 staff absent due to COVID-19 related symptoms, and 0 staff out due to positive tests for a total of 23 days (1.2% of onsite staff)
  • 47 students in quarantine, 38 students absent due to COVID-19 related symptoms, and 5 student positive tests for a total of 198 days (3.2% of in-person students, including siblings)

The D181 Positive Case Report Spreadsheet is updated daily on student attendance days at 4 p.m.

To view the 02-19-21 Dashboard, click here.
2021-22 Registration Information
In keeping with our COVID-19 protocols, all 2021-22 registration processes will be completed online this year, with the following dates for the following groups. More information will be posted on our website and families will receive specific instructions as they complete each step of the registration process.

Registration Dates
  • D181 Neighborhood Preschool Registration (new students): Opened Jan. 27 at www.d181.org/prek
  • Kindergarten and New Student Registration: Opened Feb. 8 at www.d181.org/registration
  • Current Student Registration: Save the Date for April 12
Meal Pickup Schedule
D181 meal pickup for all families in the community (with children ages 0-18) will continue on Tuesdays at HMS and Thursdays at CHMS. Pickup is between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. The free meal packages include 7 days' worth of breakfast, lunch, and a snack.
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