Updated IDPH/ISBE Schools Guidance
On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools, which provides important updates to the mitigation strategies that facilitate safe in-person learning. Please feel free to click the link above to review the updated guidance in detail, or refer to the information below to read about how this update impacts LTHS.
What does this mean for LTHS?
In late February, LTHS began to offer 4 days of in-person learning to students who were interested. To this point, we remained committed to ensuring 6 feet social distancing in classrooms when possible. The updated guidance states “no less than 3 feet in order to provide in-person learning.” As a result of the new spacing guidance, we can accommodate more students per classroom and will be able to honor additional requests for students wanting 4 days of in-person learning. If you choose in-person learning, either 2-day or 4-day, please know that social distancing in classrooms will be between 3-6 feet. Currently, all students and families have the ability to choose remote learning, 2 days of in-person learning, or 4 days of in-person learning, and we are committed to ensuring families have the ability to select the appropriate model as needs change. If you would like to attend 4 days of in-person learning, or if you recently returned for in-person learning and you are concerned regarding LT’s plan to adhere to the updated 3 feet guidelines, please e-mail your student(s) grade-level Assistant Principal.
In addition, as we plan for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, we want to share our tentative April/May calendar with students and families. Due to state testing and non-attendance days, our weekly schedule includes some inconsistencies from week to week, so it is important to review carefully. And, if it becomes necessary to make changes to this calendar, we will communicate those changes to our community.