2020-2021 School Year
September 25, 2020
Thanks to all who have recently joined our educators for virtual Go to School Nights. We appreciate connecting with you and sharing a glimpse into what is going on in our classrooms, both in-person and remotely. As we head into a long weekend, there are a few items worthy of your attention.
We want to commend our schools and families for effectively handling recent quarantine situations at a couple of our schools. As designed, our learning model allows us to provide remote learning to individual pods/cohorts as needed. By isolating the impact, we are able to carry on with in-person learning for most. We are grateful for how our families and staff are adhering to our health and safety processes. It makes a difference!
Travel Restrictions Update
With a long weekend approaching, it is important to note that Wisconsin has now been added to the Suburban Cook County Travel Quarantine list. If your family plans to travel to any states on this list for more than 24 hours, you need to follow the Cook County Department of Public Health travel guidance and 14-day quarantine protocols. Please reference this information from the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Monitoring Health and Operational Metrics
The District’s COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard has been posted to the website this week. The data is monitored at least weekly by School Board members, administration, and the Winnetka Education Association (WEA) leadership. The team reviews data to recommend modifications to mitigation efforts and potential changes to the school model. The District will post the weekly dashboard data on its website every Friday.
We know the uncertainty present in our daily lives is challenging. We appreciate your continued efforts toward upholding our collective goal of safely continuing to offer in-person learning, as well as effectively supporting our remote learners. We know personal sacrifice is involved and we value our collaborative relationship with our school community more than ever. Please enjoy what looks to be a beautiful weekend!
Dr. Trisha Kocanda, Superintendent