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Staff have been working hard this summer to prepare for the start of school. Our efforts kick into high gear tomorrow as teachers and paraprofessionals meet on-site for a week of planning. For students, dual credit courses at Carl Sandburg College begin tomorrow and full school for everyone begins Monday, August 24.
To help prepare for the start of school, ALL CALL announcements will go out at 7pm each day this week. These announcements will be accompanied by a daily email, Facebook post, and update to our district website. If a family you know is not receiving these calls, please have them contact Wendy at 309.639.2216 so we can add them to the system.
For tonight’s announcement, I would like to offer some information to help you prepare your child for the first day of school.
- Properly worn face masks or gaiters are required to enter the building. I encourage everyone to have their child begin this practice for periods of time at home, so they can become familiar and a little more comfortable with their face covering.
- Water bottles are highly encouraged. Water fountains will be off limits, but bottle filling stations will be on. Be prepared to send your child to school with a clean water bottle each day.
- Social distancing will be required on buses and at school. Help prepare your child for the amount of spacing that will be required between classmates.
- And last, since parents will not be allowed to enter the building during morning drop-off, help prepare your child for the morning hand-off outside the building.
Please click here or the pic below to view our fall learning groupings. Remember, if a student is not at school, it is not a day off. They will have remote learning opportunities to tackle at home. A few items to note:
- Parents may choose to switch to full remote learning at any time.
- Parents may choose to switch from full remote to hybrid learning by notifying the office by 3pm on the last Monday of each month. Hybrid learning for that child will begin the following week.
- Students may be given the opportunity to come to school on Wednesday. It will be invitation only. Those invitations will be extended the Thursday prior. Parents will need to accept the invitation by 3pm that Friday to secure the spot.
- MEALS - Breakfast, snack, & lunch will be eaten in the Billtown Cafe or at limited available outside seating. We anticipate less than 40 students eating in the cafe per lunch period.
- REMOTE MEALS - We currently plan to deliver breakfast & lunch mid-morning of each school day to remote learners who qualify for free or reduced lunches. We hope to expand this service as the school year progresses.
- QUARANTINES - Health conditions may warrant the quarantine of individual students or grade levels. If this is the case, parents will be notified and the individuals impacted will become full remote learners until it is safe to return.
- BUILDING CLOSURES - Health conditions may warrant our building to close. If this is the case, parents will be notified and everyone will transition to full remote learning until it is safe to return.
- BUSING - Parents will be required to symptom screen their children prior to them getting on the bus each day. A self-certification Google form will be shared at a later date. Parents will be able to quickly complete it using their phone.
- SYMPTOM SCREENING - Temperature checks and screenings will take place as individuals enter the building. If an individual has a temperature at or above 100.4 F, they will leave campus or await pick-up in one of two on-site isolation rooms.
- FACE COVERINGS - Face masks or gaiters will be required on the bus and in the school building at all times. Face coverings will not be required outside, so long as social distancing is maintained.
Our full RESTART PLAN can be viewed here. The Executive Summary on page 4 is a good place to reference.
In conjunction with the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, IDPH guidance, ISBE guidance, and IHSA Stage 1 of Return to Play, Williamsfield Schools hereby reopens all OUTSIDE ATHLETIC FACILITIES under conditions of use approved by the Knox County Health Department. All use requests shall be submitted to the district office for approval. Approved usage times will be spaced to reduce risks associated with interaction between groups. Individuals are limited to 3 hours participation per day. The following conditions of use apply.
- All individuals must submit a district liability waiver.
- All individuals must maintain social distancing (at least 6' apart).
- No more than 10 people are allowed on campus at a time.
- Participating individuals must be predetermined and prescheduled.
- The supervising individual must implement diligent and effective cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces following the guidance of the CDC and IDPH.
- All individuals must be temperature screened prior to activity. Individuals must check-in with the coach/supervisor upon arrival, prior to entering grounds or engaging in activity. Documentation must be maintained via Google Form or IHSA COVID-19 Athlete/Coach Monitoring Form. If an individual registers a valid temperature read of greater than 100.4F, they will not be allowed to participate and should be referred to a physician for evaluation and testing.
- Free weight exercises that require a spotter will not be conducted. Safety measures in all forms must be strictly enforced.
- Players shall bring their own water bottle, shoes, towels, and other personal equipment. The use of shared water coolers with cups will be prohibited.
- All restroom facilities will be off limits.