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Families can plan for full, five-day in-person schedule for 2021-22

Community Consolidated School District 89 families can plan for a return to a traditional schedule with five full days of in-person learning during the 2021-22 school year. Remote learning will only be available next school year to students who have certification from their physician that they require a medical exemption.

You can view a short video of CCSD 89 Superintendent Dr. Emily Tammaru discussing the plans for the 2021-22 school year here:


You can view the slides from the May 17 Board of Education presentation here:

The first day of the 2021-22 school for students is August 18. (View the 2021-22 calendar:

Remote learning in 2021-22 school year

Next year, remote learning will only be available to students who require a medical exemption because they or a household member are at increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19.

Families must request the CCSD 89 medical exemption form from their school principal or nurse by Tuesday, May 25. The form requires a physician to certify the student’s medical need. The completed form must be returned to the district office (22W600 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn) by Friday, June 25.

Remote students will not be part of the same class as in-person students. The district will be partnering with education organizations that specialize in online learning. The district will be holding a Zoom question-and-answer session with the families of students who need remote learning prior to the June 25 deadline.

More information on 2021-22 school year

The district will continue to have increased air circulation and enhanced cleaning in the 2021-22 school year, as well as following other federal or state health guidelines.

At this time, the district expects that masks may still be required in the 2021-22 school year. The district does not anticipate that saliva surveillance testing or self-certification will be used next year.

However, the district requires further guidance from state and federal officials before making a final decision on those details. All families will receive notice about masks, social distancing, surveillance testing, and other details by August 1.

Posted: May 17, 2021