REOPENING DISTRICT 117 2020/21 School Year

School Schedule & Group Attendance

Starting after Spring Break, Group C2 will join Group A for in-person learning, and Group C1 will join Group B.

All students will return to In-Person Learning on April 19th.  

Group Google Calendars (view a live calendar or add it to your own Google Calendar):

Attendance Procedures

Monday–Thursday, teachers will take attendance for in-person and remote students every period.

On Fridays, students must check in once via a Google Form before 12PM. This form will be sent to students via email Friday morning at 7AM. Students should use their Chromebooks to check in.
Grades and Progress Dates

Students and parents can always check grades through Infinite Campus. Upcoming important grading dates are:
  • Progress 6: March 11
  • Progress 7: April 22
  • End of Semester 2: May 21 
Lunch Payments

Lunch payments this year are cashless. You can add funds to your student’s lunch balance in Infinite Campus. To add funds with cash/check, your student can go to the fees clerk at your school. To add funds this way, please try to visit the fees clerk before lunch.
Athletics Procedures - Coming Soon...

School and District Administration is currently working out the outdoor athletics procedures for Spring outdoor sports. More to come, but we are working hard to ensure students are able to participate in a safe way within the CDC and Lake County Department of Health recommendations.
Upcoming: graduation/prom/etc.

School Administration is currently planning several cornerstone senior events such as graduation and prom. Please stay tuned for more details, but know that our District will do everything we can to celebrate our Class of 2021!

The entire state moved into Phase 4 of the governor’s Restore Illinois plan on June 26.  Since we are still not in Phase 5 (“Illinois Restored”), it is important to know that any possible return to campus will look and feel very different than it has in the past. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has issued the following requirements for schools to reopen under Phase 4:

a. Masks or face shields will be required to be worn by all faculty, staff, and students.
b. Extensive building cleaning would occur throughout the day and in the evening.
c. Social distancing protocols must be followed and class sizes significantly reduced
d. Large group gatherings or activities of more than 50 people will not be allowed to meet.

Lake County Department of Health Hot Line: 847-377-8130

As the health and safety of our nearly 2,800 students and 350 faculty and staff is our first and foremost priority, we worked this past summer to prepare for the implementation of the guidelines from the IDPH and the ISBE, as well as the Centers for Disease Control. In addition to the requirements listed above, students, faculty, and staff that have returned to campus are required to follow these additional safety and health precautions:

  • A shared commitment to enhanced daily hygiene practices
  • Daily symptom-checking and self-screening.

While risk cannot be eliminated altogether, we believe that by following the advice of our medical partners, and the health and safety guidelines from the CDC, IDPH, and the ISBE, we can significantly reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus on campus. Doing so, however, will require a shared commitment by all of us to take care of ourselves and each other with care and compassion.

Additionally, CHSD 117 has implemented a robust return-to-school plan that will provide all our students a safe, healthy learning environment and will provide all our students the same rigorous, supportive, high-quality education that our families expect. But this year, this learning experience will look a little different. In addition to new procedures and policies that follow ISBE/IDPH guidelines, the current plan is that CHSD 117 will return to school while implementing a mostly remote learning strategy that will limit the number of students in our buildings.