Update: Back to School Transition Plan Development

Update - June 25 

HSCUD5 Back to School Transition Plan Development

Dear Henry-Senachwine Families:

I hope you all are enjoying your summer and spending some quality time together. As we move into late June, many of us are wondering what the upcoming school year will look like. Now that we have received additional guidance about the potential format of the new school year, we can begin developing a plan.

On Tuesday, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released its latest guidance for us to consider in developing back to school transition plans. In summary, three different styles of back to school transition plans are outlined in the guidance:

1.  Full return to in-person school (with social distancing, face coverings, enhanced sanitation, and other health/safety guidelines).

2.  Blended return to school (that would possibly include days with in-person attendance combined with days of remote learning).

3.  Full remote learning (in which students are not attending school in person, but teaching & learning is conducted through a remote plan).

You can access a full copy of the new ISBE guidance by clicking the link below:
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Part-3-Transition-Planning-Phase-4.pdf

There are many details to be worked out and questions to be answered to ensure that our transition back to school is successful and that our staff and students are kept safe. In the coming days and weeks, we will be using a transition planning team to review the guidance as we develop our District’s plan. We will also survey our parents and guardians to gain valuable input as we build the plan. The collective feedback and efforts of the transition planning team will be used to support a quality transition back to school.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty. We understand and respect that families are in need of additional information. Our goal is to have a solid transition plan developed and available for presentation by mid-July and ready for approval by the end of July, at the latest. We will continue to provide you with pertinent updates and information. Thank you for your continued support of Henry-Senachwine Schools and feel free to contact us if you have specific questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Dr. Michael Miller
Superintendent

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