Dear Huntley 158 Staff and Community,
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools regarding the 2020-21 school year.
This 60-page document has been much anticipated and will go a long way toward answering critical questions all of us share about what the 2020-21 school year will look like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process.
Right now, we don’t have all the answers to those questions, as this document was released to school districts at the same time it was released to the public. Therefore, we kindly ask for your patience as our staff thoroughly reviews this detailed guidance and incorporates the suggestions into our district’s own transition plan.
Huntley Community School District 158 is keenly aware of the urgent need to communicate to families about what to expect next school year and anticipate releasing our own comprehensive plan in mid-July.
As you may know, our district formed transition teams prior to the end of last school year and have been at work analyzing options for safe and effective learning. This guidance will accelerate those conversations, and I’m confident our district will craft a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of our students while maintaining a dynamic learning environment.
Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as, together, we continue to navigate a situation none of us could have imagined.
We will be in touch soon. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy your summer.
Scott Rowe, Ed.D.