Phased Operations Resources
Northbrook / Glenview School District 30 is preparing for a smooth transition to five days of in-person instruction this fall while following critical health and safety guidelines from the state. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) declared on July 9 that school districts must resume full in-person learning for all students this fall. No emergency order nor ISBE mandate exists for Districts to offer fully remote learning.
Mitigation strategies are directed by CDC school health guidance the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) adopted and those from the Cook County Department of Public Health titled Guidance for Suburban Cook County School Districts that include IDPH’s alignment with the CDC’s universal masking regardless of vaccination status.
Safe in-person learning at Wescott’s K-5, Willowbrook’s PreK-5, & Maple’s 6-8 schools will remain our goal. How we do so will undoubtedly continue to evolve throughout the next weeks and months, and our current plans to start classes on September 2 (September 3 for Kindergarten) are outlined within our 2021-22 Opening of School Plans.
The drivers for our work include:
- Safety for students, staff, and community
- Return to in-person learning to the degree possible, practical, and permissible
- Provide robust in-person and remote academic programming
- Provide the highest likelihood for continuity of instruction
- Allow for agility as this situation and guidance evolves
- Coming together with shared responsibility for success
Coming Together with Shared Responsibility for Success
The last driver mentioned above is all of us “Coming together with shared responsibility for success.” As has been the case throughout this pandemic, mitigation strategies could change as health recommendations and metrics evolve. As plans evolve, District 30’s Return to School website will be updated. The challenge of safely and effectively continue in-person learning in our schools during this ongoing pandemic provides no clear path forward. We will get to the other side of this pandemic together. Our students will follow our lead, and we look forward to continuing to show them how to persevere through adversity with civility and care for one another.