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Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Sept 18, 2020

Update on D103 In-Person Learning

District 103 Families,

I want to provide you with an update regarding our status on the possibility of returning to school later this month. The district has been working diligently preparing our schools for students and staff returning by ensuring the buildings are up to the guidance provided by the Lake County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public health, and the CDC. If, and when, we return to school, our buildings will be ready.

We continue to review the metrics as presented by Lake County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health. We are creating a dashboard that will include many metrics that we are monitoring. Once the dashboard is complete, we will share that with our community.

Here are several websites we use when deciding whether schools should re-open:

There are two main metrics I would like to review with you. The first is the incidence rate located on the Lake County website. This rate tracks the number of incidences of Covid in Lake County each day. At this time, the health department indicates a hybrid model of instruction when we have between 7 and 14 cases of Covid per day in our county. Hybrid in this situation means some students are remote learning while others are in person, not that students who are in-person only come for a portion of the week. This is the case that we find ourselves in at this time. The second metric is the positivity rate in Lake County. This metric indicates the percentage of positive cases of Covid in relation to the total number of tests per day. The upper number of 8% is concerning as it may require the county to implement restrictions so the virus does not spiral out of control. Although there is no bottom number the county recommends as to when to start school, the county would like to see this number stabilized prior to having students return to school.

We continue to watch multiple metrics and will do so through September 25. At that time, we will determine whether we start in-person instruction with students or delay the start of in-person learning and set another date to review the status of the pandemic. You will receive further information regarding the decision on September 25.

Thank you for continuing to partner with us as we navigate this very difficult situation together.


Scott Warren, Ed.D

Superintendent of D103 Schools

No School Monday, Sept. 21

This is just a reminder that there is no school Monday, Sept. 21 due to teachers meeting to discuss Remote Learning. This is a newly added day off.

Election Judges Sought

There is a nationwide shortage of poll workers (election judges) for this Nov. 3 election. Many existing election judges are elderly, more susceptible to Covid and have declined to work this year. Public Citizen and other non partisan groups are recruiting younger, less vulnerable workers to help assure elections this year are safe, secure, fully staffed with no elimination of polling places or action disrupting the election.

Please consider helping out at your local polling place.

Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Family During COVID19

The D103 PTO Parent Education invites parents to attend an online webinar to help Manage Stress and Anxiety in the Family During COVID19. It is important to register for this virtual event that takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Did you Take the 2020 Census?

The deadline to take the Census is Sept. 30. It is important that everyone gets counted. Please respond to the Census Questionnaire.


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