2021-2022 Return to School
Planning for the 2021-22 School Year
As we look ahead to the 2021-22 school year, we are planning for all students to return to WTHS for in-person learning on the normal eight-period bell schedule. We are extremely excited to plan for a full schedule of in-person instruction.
Based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has provided some tentative updated information regarding continued increased health and safety requirements for the upcoming school year.
The requirements below are updates from the CDC guidance, announced on July 9:
- Masks will be required only for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
- Social distancing of at least three feet (rather than six feet) will be maintained between students in classrooms, but not if it would be a barrier to in-person learning.
- Remote instruction will be made available for students who have not received or who are not eligible for a vaccine, only while they are under quarantine consistent with guidance or requirements from the Lake County Health Department or the IDPH.
We anticipate additional guidelines and/or details on these items from ISBE and/or IDPH in the weeks ahead. When that happens, we will communicate with our families.