As the health and safety of our nearly 2,800 students and 350 faculty and staff is our first and foremost priority, we worked this past summer to prepare for the implementation of the guidelines from the IDPH and the ISBE, as well as the Centers for Disease Control. In addition to the requirements listed above, students, faculty, and staff that have returned to campus are required to follow these additional safety and health precautions:
· A shared commitment to enhanced daily hygiene practices
· Daily symptom-checking and self-screening.
While risk cannot be eliminated altogether, we believe that by following the advice of our medical partners, and the health and safety guidelines from the CDC, IDPH, and the ISBE, we can significantly reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus on campus. Doing so, however, will require a shared commitment by all of us to take care of ourselves and each other with care and compassion.
Additionally, CHSD 117 has implemented a robust return-to-school plan that will provide all our students a safe, healthy learning environment and will provide all our students the same rigorous, supportive, high-quality education that our families expect.
ISBE-IDPH School FAQs 10/19/2021
Updated Public Health School Guidance 10/19/2021
P-12 COVID-19 Exclusion Protocols 9/21/2021
School Nurses Protocol for COVID 9/20/2021
LCHD School Guidance FAQ 9/16/2021
School Toolkit 9/20/2021
IDPH ISBE School FAQs 8/2/2021
Latest Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Schools 7/9/2021
Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools
CDC Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools
Department of Education
Update on Variants
Restore Illinois Mitigation Plan:
Brochure for Patient Access Center
Healthcare Access Guide Lake County (Section on Primary
IDPH COVID19 Exclusion Decision Tree