District 109 Community Update

October 30, 2020

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Free COVID Testing at DHS this weekend

Just a reminder: the Illinois Department of Public Health is bringing their mobile testing unit to Deerfield High School on Sunday. It's a one day only event. You can read more information here.

Recapping This Week's Board Meeting

As of now, our elementary schools will continue to follow the hybrid schedule. With the goal of returning our K-5 students to classrooms as soon as possible, consistency of the school day is important.

With that said, the district is continuing to monitor the situation and elementary staff is continuing to proactively discuss possible improvements to 109 Online. Now that both the full day and hybrid model have been implemented in a virtual setting, we are able to identify strength areas that should be kept intact no matter the schedule. Our teachers are great advocates for their learners, so please know that discussions about the differences in age bands, instruction in small/large groups, and targeted feedback have not stopped.

You can find the Board Briefs from this past Monday's Board of Education meeting here.

Friday COVID Metrics Update

DPS 109 COVID Metrics Update: Friday, October 30

1-Minute Look At The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead in 109: November 2-6

Have Fun... And Be Safe!

Halloween is a special time of year, especially for kids! We loved seeing so many staff and students in costume today. Make sure to search #Engage109 on social media to see lots of fun examples.

There are a number of fun and safe ways to celebrate this spooky holiday. Please make sure you are following protocols this weekend!

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