COVID-19

This page includes the latest updates from Huntley 158 regarding our response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Last updated: July 9, 2021 @ 9:27 am


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  • Updated CDC & IDPH Guidance Released July 9, 2021
    Dear Huntley 158 Parents & Families, I would like to provide you with an update regarding our planning process as we prepare for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Earlier today, Friday, July 9, the Centers for Disease Control … read more
    Huntley 158 - July 12, 2021
  • On-site Vaccine Clinic for Students 12 and Older July 10 and 31
    Huntley 158 families, To help families of eligible students get vaccinated against COVID-19, Huntley 158 will host an on-site vaccination clinic in partnership with Walgreen’s on July 10 and 31, 2021, at the Huntley High School Field House. The July … read more
    Huntley 158 - June 25, 2021
  • Athletics Summer 2021 Masking Guidelines Update
    This message was sent to middle and high school families on June 22, 2021   The Illinois Department of Public Health has communicated updated guidelines to schools in regard to participation in youth and high school sports, and their athletic … read more
    Huntley 158 - June 22, 2021
  • Summer School/ESY Student Self-Certification Form
    Summer School and ESY families, As we move away from the traditional school and closer to “normalcy” in regard to the public health situation in our state and community, we will no longer be requiring families of students to certify … read more
    Huntley 158 - June 4, 2021
  • Message to Families May 28, 2021
    Huntley 158 families,  With this final weekly update, I hope you’ll join me in looking forward to the brighter future that lies ahead—for our Class of 2021 graduates, for our students likely returning to a much more “normal” school experience … read more
    Huntley 158 - May 28, 2021
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Information

FOOD SERVICES

ALL area children 18 and under are eligible for free breakfast and lunch meals during the summer. Due to space and product constraints, curbside meal pickup during the summer will now be conducted four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Previously, pickup had been planned to occur twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday).

Beginning June 3 through August 11, Food Services will operate two curbside meal pickup locations, one at Huntley High School (Door 10, by the Field House) and one at Conley Elementary School (in the large bus lot on the north side of the school).

  • Both sites will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday will include pickup of meals for Thursday and Friday.
  • Meals are free and available to all children 18 and under residing within the district.
  • Click here for the Summer Feeding Lunch and Breakfast Menu

Additional resources are available in the community for families facing food insecurity. Please view the resource packet (English/español) for additional information on available nutrition benefits and resources.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

McHenry County Department of Health Webinar for Parents

Local medical professionals to answer parents’ questions about COVID-19 vaccine
The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is holding two webinars for local parents who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine available to youth who are 12 to 17.

The first virtual event, which will feature Dr. Jon Kaufman, Pediatric Associates of Barrington, Dr. Lisa Messinger, Northwestern Medicine, and Dr. Laura Buthod, retired pediatrician and MCDH Medical Advisor, will be live from 7 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, July 14.

Viewers who attend the event will be able to submit questions via live chat, they are encouraged to submit them in advance by email to QA@mchenrycountyil.gov by July 12 by 4:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to access the virtual event here.

The second event held for McHenry County’s Spanish-speaking residents will be held on Tuesday, July 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature Elizabeth Rios, a nurse practitioner for Community Health Partnership in Harvard, and Dr. Nathan Kakish, Northwestern Medicine. Parents are encouraged to submit their questions in advance to QA@mchenrycountyil.gov by 4:30 p.m. on July 16. Attendees will be able to ask questions live and access the virtual event here.

Both events are limited in capacity. Those who are unable to attend either live event will be able to watch a recorded version of each event here (MCDH).

McHenry County Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

INTERNET ACCESS

The District has a number of hot spots available for families lacking home internet access. Please contact your principal to help arrange for the procurement of a hot spot. In addition, there are a number of free internet options being offered by providers. Information can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website, under the header of “Free Internet Access Resources” (https://www.isbe.net/keeplearning)

If you experience other unmet needs that are barriers to successful learning during this period, please contact your principal, and the District will work to accommodate your needs.

PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION

As recommended by public health agencies, please continue to practice proper handwashing and hygiene and practice social distancing to the greatest extent possible. As this crisis continues, we also urge students, staff, and families to be aware of mental health concerns. Please see the links below for more information.

Health Information in Multiple Languages:
(Français, 中文, اردو, বাংলা, Filipino, Tiếng Việt, Bahasa Indonesia, فارسی, हिन्दी, తెలుగు, سنڌي, Português)

https://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Coronavirus

ISBE Letter to Parents About Vaccination (5/14/21)

Informational Flyers:

Websites:

MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) RESOURCES

If your child is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911. The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-622-5990 -OR- text TalkWithUs to 66746) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provide immediate crisis counseling; providers are available through these hotlines 24/7, 365 days per year. For community-based mental health resources, as well as COVID-19 specific resources, please see below for additional information.

Please visit our Virtual Calming Room / Social Emotional Learning Hub for access to many more resources.

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