Dear District 30 Parents,
The District 30 Board of Education, our staff, and I extend a warm welcome to all within our District 30 Family. District 30 exists to create a community that craves learning, fosters resiliency, and cares deeply for every child. We benefit from an invested Board of Education, talented administrators and staff, and outstanding students!
The 2020-21 School Year will be like no other! Our teachers and administrative team have worked tirelessly throughout the summer to provide educational opportunities for our students. We have thought “outside the box” with a strong commitment to health, safety, and continuous learning. As hard as we have worked to prepare for continuing how to educate our students throughout this ongoing pandemic thoughtfully, we all know that education will look very different this year. We also know that the health backdrop of this global pandemic continues to evolve. With planning in place, we are prepared to react to the challenges we may face as this year progresses.
In essence, we have redefined the way education will be delivered. We will build our collective capacity in this new educational world. We also stand ready to shift to full eLearning if conditions dictate that we do so. I thank all of our families who are remaining positive and engaged with us throughout this time. Our collaborative relationships remain one of our greatest strengths.
As we proceed through this year, coexisting with COVID-19, we all share the responsibility to respect and uphold our mitigation efforts. We do these to keep each other safe: wear our masks, maintain physical distancing, hand hygiene, and stay home when we have symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have traveled to identified hot spots. We must remain diligent with open and honest communication as we confront the realities we face and appropriately respond as we do everything we can to mitigate risks. Our educational models also focus on reducing person-to-person exposure, and we ask that you continue to do that at home.
Grace, Character, Civility, & Agility
Success this year will require agility, flexibility, partnership, and care for each other. Together, we will face challenges in the year ahead of us. We will learn and grow together, as we provide education that looks different but exhibits the same care and commitment that defines us. What an opportunity we have to teach our children how to handle adversity by displaying grace, positive character, and civility. Through this time, we all need each other. Our kids will follow our lead, and they will also demonstrate their resiliency. We are all in this together, and we will all get through this together.
Dr. Brian K. Wegley
Superintendent of Schools