With our sights set on the return of additional students to in-person learning, we remain vigilant in monitoring the community health metrics related to COVID-19. Currently, Region 7, Will County, and immediate community ZIP Code data trends continue to increase and remain at a substantial level of community transmission for all Will County school metrics.
As much as we are looking forward to welcoming back our youngest learners, we must extend the adaptive pause in the timeline of the Return Together 365U Plan for PK-5 Hybrid Learners.
In addition to the metrics related to community transmission, we continue to monitor our internal data very closely. We also continue to track and respond to all reported student and staff COVID positive cases as well as monitor quarantine numbers, from a health and staffing perspective. Based on the current data, our current health and safety precautions, and guidance from health officials, we will continue with staff and small groups of students on-site. Of course this is subject to continual monitoring and adjustment if warranted.
District Administration will provide an update to the Board of Education and Community on the status of the Return Together 365U Plan at the next Regular Meeting on Monday, November 16. We will continue to monitor the health metrics for Region 7, Will County, and our community ZIP codes as we make the decisions on moving forward in regard to on-site learners as well as elementary bridge and hybrid learning plans.
We know this is a very trying time for our students, families, and our staff members and the uncertainty causes discomfort for everyone. I am extremely grateful for the patience and resilience our community demonstrates every day. We will continue to be a model for our learners as they continue to make sense of and adapt to the daily changes and challenges that they face.
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