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    As mentioned in the March 11, 2021 203 in 2:03, the Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health have updated their school guidance which allows Naperville 203 to increase the time our students spend in-person.  Students at all levels will return to five-days a week in-person learning on April 7, 2021.  The District administration presented further details on the Return to Learn plan at the Board of Education meeting on March 15, 2021.  To review the presentation, click here.

    Important Upcoming Dates (updated calendar)

    • March 22: Remote Planning Day - Non-attendance day for students 
    • March 29 - April 5: Spring Break
    • April 6: Remote Planning Day - Already scheduled non-attendance day for students 
    • April 7: New schedule begins for all students
    • June 9: Last day of school for students
    • June 10: Staff Institute Day - Non-attendance day for students

    Key Components of the Return to Full In-Person Instruction Include:

    Mitigation Efforts

    • 6 feet of social distance continues to be the safest, and we will work to provide this distance to the greatest extent possible throughout the school day.  When it cannot be maintained, we will analyze the space to determine how we can safely reduce the physical distance between students and fully vaccinated staff.  When it has been determined to be necessary, we will cautiously reduce this distance, working our way backward from 6 feet to 3 feet.  We will never plan for less than 3 feet of physical distance between students and fully vaccinated staff. However, there may be incidental, unplanned, and brief moments when students and vaccinated staff are less than 3 feet apart.  We will work to minimize these occurrences at all times.
    • Masks will be worn at all times other than during lunch and when outside and  6 feet of distance can be maintained. Elementary students will wear masks during recess. 
    • Continued contact tracing in combination with the isolation and quarantine as needed.
    • Continued promotion and adherence to handwashing and respiratory etiquette.
    • Surveillance screening 2x per week for students in grades 6-12.
    • Staff vaccination rates increasing.

    School Day Hours

    Early Childhood and Elementary

    • Early childhood students attend ½ days Monday - Friday 8:30-11:00 a.m. or 12:15-2:45 p.m.
    • PFAE students at Scott and Maplebrook attend 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
    • Elementary students attend 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
    • Online learners continue to livestream five days a week following the in-person schedule.

    Junior High

    • Students attend 8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. Monday - Friday.
    • Online learners continue to livestream five days a week following the in-person schedule.

    High School (click for schedule)

    • Students attend 7:35 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday - Friday following 4-period block schedule (no lunch).
    • High School specialized students attend 7:35 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. Monday - Friday.
    • Connections students attend 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday.
    • Online learners continue to livestream five days a week following the in-person schedule.

    Lunch

    Early Childhood and Elementary

    • Limited options of hot or cold (one option) available through Aramark food services. Students may also bring lunch to school. 
    • 6 feet social distancing strictly adhered to while students are eating which will require other spaces to be used for lunch beyond the lunchroom (e.g. classroom).

    Junior High

    • Limited options of hot or cold (one option) only.
    • 6 feet social distancing strictly adhered to while students are eating which will require other spaces to be used for lunch beyond the lunchroom (e.g. MPR, gym, classroom).

    High School

    • No traditional lunch will be served but we will continue to offer grab-and-go food service.

     

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