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Return to School Planning Update, July 30, 2020

Parent Letter in English, July 30, 2020

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July 30, 2020 

Dear Parents and Guardians: 

This letter includes information on our return to school planning for the 2020-21 school year. 

At its July 21 meeting, the Board of Education approved a return to school with our fully remote learning plan at least through Friday, October 2. We are excited that we have made significant upgrades to our remote learning plan since last spring. These changes include extended instructional periods to provide opportunities for synchronous instruction multiple times per week for each class and additional academic and support periods at the end of the day. 

Our first day of remote learning is Monday, August 17. Specific details will be provided to students and families by our Almond and O’Plaine campus administration in the next two weeks. The link to our Fully Remote Plan, which is in the Academics section of our website, is available here: https://www.d121.org/domain/135  

On July 29, we hosted a Q&A session for parents with an overview presentation of our return to school planning, including our fully remote learning plan. The presentation is available on our website.  

Textbook and Supply Pick-Up Next Week – August 3, 4, and 5
To facilitate remote learning, we will host a textbook and supply pickup event on August 3, 4, and 5 at both campuses. This will give all students the opportunity to receive the necessary materials and textbooks for the first semester. All students should attend this event and bring a bag or backpack to hold their textbooks and supplies. Students should arrive at their assigned time, be symptom free, wear a mask, and practice safe social distancing. Please see the district website for assigned times for students. 

Registration Reminder for the 2020-21 School Year
Registration is now open for the 2020-21 school year. Our entire registration process should be completed online this year. The deadline for registration is August 4.  Please see our district website, at www.d121.org, for further details. 

Thank you again for your ongoing flexibility and support as we work together to prepare for the 2020-21 school year.  

Sincerely, 

John P. Ahlgrim, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools