News

August 30, 2021

 At this time, staff and students will not be completing a daily digital screener each day. In order to ensure we are keeping all staff and students safe please monitor your child’s health each day and keep them at home should they display any symptoms listed below. All individuals are required to stay at home while symptomatic and are encouraged to test for COVID-19. Please notify our school office or nurse if you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19. Symptoms include: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

MASKING
 All students, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks while on District 54 provided transportation and in District 54 schools regardless of vaccination status in accordance with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Order issued August 4, 2021. Students will be able to remove their masks during lunch/snack and while outside for PE, recess or other instructional activities.
 
 QUARANTINING
 The Cook County Department of Public Health has the sole authority for determining if an individual is required to quarantine and the length of quarantine. District 54 is required to report all positive cases and close contacts to the health department. In situations where students are quarantined, they will be allowed to make up all missed homework and tests.
 
 CLEANING AND DISINFECTING
 District 54 will maintain a continued emphasis on cleaning and disinfecting protocols, including hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.