District 109 Community Update
March 19th, 2021
Here's a reminder about the latest quarantine protocols & information. DPS 109 cannot impose a mandatory quarantine on those who travel so we are strongly encouraging everyone that no matter what your plans are, you and your family stay safe, observe social distancing, and get a chance to recharge your batteries!
New CDC Guidance Says 3 Feet of Distancing In Schools
- In elementary schools, CDC recommends all students remain at least 3 feet apart in classrooms where mask use is universal — regardless of whether community transmission is low, moderate, substantial, or high.
- In middle and high schools, CDC also recommends students should be at least 3 feet apart in classrooms where mask use is universal and in communities where transmission is low, moderate, or substantial.
COVID Metrics Update
-5-day SHIELD positivity rate is 0.0002% (March 12-18)
-Overall SHIELD positivity rate is 0.08% (out of all valid samples collected since Feb 17)
-New cases per 100K is 52.5 for zip code 60015 (orange range)
-New cases per 100K for Lake County is 62.3 (orange range)
-Positivity rate for Lake County is 2.8% (blue range)
Something GOOD: Getting The Strings Back Together
5 Essentials Survey -- We Need You!
We still need more parents to participate! The deadline is April 2nd!
Click the button and select the appropriate survey to begin. Your identity and responses will be kept completely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.
10 Days Until Kindergarten Registration!
Q: If I have submitted my child's online application with all required documents and have been to the District Office to show the original birth certificate, do I still need to come to Drop-in Registration?
A: No, you do not need to come to Drop-in Registration. Still have questions? Please contact Katy Ruocco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BEST Thing We Saw This Week: Raising Awareness For Others With #LotsOfSocks
Click here to learn more about the #LotsofSocks Campaign!
Click here for a video about World Down Syndrome Day
Click here to learn more about Down Syndrome. Included are videos created by children/adolescents who have Down Syndrome.