D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Feb 25, 2021

School Board Highlights - February 23, 2021

D103 Learning Update

  1. CDC Guidance: D103 is following the CDC guidelines regarding how to conduct in-person instruction. Guidelines include: universal and correct use of masks, physical distancing, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities, and contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine in collaboration with the health department.

  2. Vaccination of Staff: Vaccines have been taking place at Stevenson and Round Lake High schools. Almost 95 percent of staff has indicated that they will be vaccinated against COVID.

  3. Travel Guidance: The CDC recommends against non essential travel. When people do travel the guidelines are to wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. For international travel there is a mandated COVID test three days prior to returning to the United States.

  4. COVID Testing After Spring Break: The Board discussed the option of doing a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on all in-person learners and in-person staff on Monday, March 29, the day students are scheduled to return to school following spring break and again on April 5. COVID cases have the potential to increase after holiday breaks. Administration believes the test is an effective tool in helping to keep COVID positive cases out of the schools after spring break as well as to reduce the chance of an outbreak and the need to quarantine classrooms or a school.

  5. Fall Planning: D103 administration has begun planning for learning in the fall. The administration surveyed parents regarding learning during the COVID pandemic and their interest in remote learning versus in-person learning for their children in the fall. The district is waiting on parent responses.

  6. Metrics: Lake County metrics are improving weekly. To date, there has been no outbreak in Lake County schools.

Remote Conferences
The district is surveying staff and parents about their interest in continuing with remote conferences even after COVID restrictions end.

Exceptional Learners Collaborative Review
The district continues to meet with the administrative team from the Exceptional Learners Collaborative (ELC) to review D103’s agreement.

Other District News

Your Opinion Counts

Parents, students, and teachers are invited to participate in giving feedback on school climate and learning conditions in District 103 through the state-administered, Illinois 5Essentials Survey.

This 20-minute survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

This 5Essentials survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school. As a parent, this opportunity allows you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child's school.

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page.

School Lunches

The Quest school lunch menu is now available for March.

Partnership News

Meet the BOE Candidates

The PTO invites D103 parents and Lincolnshire constituents to join the organization for an opportunity to meet the dedicated individuals running for school board in this virtual venue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. Please register for the PTO sponsored virtual event.


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