Superintendent Dr. Brian K. Wegley's Weekly Update - October 30, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Brian K. Wegley's Weekly Update - October 30, 2020

Thank you to all of our District 30 Family Members for your partnership as we continue education thoughtfully through this global COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to be proud of everyone’s efforts and care throughout this time. 

A few important District 30 notes for this week:

•Phased Operations Surveys & Re-Registration Timeline for January through June 2021: 

Thank you for your continued partnership throughout this global pandemic. We value and continue to commit to meaningful education for all of our students within our in-person hybrid and full-remote models.

Please look for my district-wide parent email regarding parent feedback with Phased Operations Surveys from November 2 through November 8, and our re-registration process from November 9 through November 16. Thank you in advance for your insights and attention to this important process. 

We look forward to our continued collaboration and shared responsibility to educate and care for all of our students as we navigate this highly unusual year.

Our in-person hybrid and full-remote models will continue to be fully supported! 

•Area Metrics are High - Remain Vigilant: 

Our health dashboard signals when there is a need for Northfield Township schools to contact the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH). We have all been hearing about rising COVID-19 cases across the State of Illinois. Our COVID-19 metrics remain high, as reflected on our Northfield Township COVID-19 Elementary School Local Public Health Dashboard. Although we have more green on this week’s dashboard, six metrics remain at a substantial level. We continue to monitor these rising metrics. Even with the level of area metrics, our internal measurements of COVID-19 quarantines and cases remain stable. We are also maintaining our mitigation efforts and have ample supplies of PPE.

As a reminder, IDPH has developed Adaptive Pause Guidance should our operations or external metrics dictate a temporary shift to full-remote learning. We will continue to monitor our school metrics and remain in touch with CCDPH to gain their insights. Please continue to commit to our risk-mitigation efforts inside and outside of school, including

•Practice social distancing

•Wear a mask 

•Wash your hands and avoid touching your face

•Limit travel

•Stay home when sick

Limit Our Bubbles

Our strategy of maintaining cohorts of students in school to minimize exposure continues. Please do the same. This will be especially true as we consider our actions over upcoming celebrations. Community spread is increasingly being traced back to indoor gatherings where bubbles are temporarily expanded with family and friends. We implore all of the District 30 Family to remain vigilant during this time of high COVID-19 cases. As we continue to navigate this global pandemic together, we are each responsible for the level of risk we bring into our school community. Let’s continue to react to the risks of COVID-19 responsibly.