All information provided in this Parent/Student Handbook, including dates, times, and locations are current as of May 31, 2019 and may be amended during the school year without notice.
The Parent/Student Handbook contains summaries of board policies governing the district; board policies are available online or at the district office.
The student handbook was developed to answer many of the commonly asked questions that students and parents may have during the course of a school year. This handbook contains important information for parents and students. It is the responsibility of all parents and students to become familiar with the contents of this handbook. Should you have any questions not addressed in this handbook, please contact the main office of your school.
Consistent with guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health, students must wear face masks at all times while in school buildings (except when eating or if necessary to play an instrument), on school buses, and outside when social distancing of six feet or more cannot be maintained. Students are expected to wear a face mask to school each day. Students who arrive at school without a face mask will be provided a disposable face covering at no cost.
The only exemptions to the face mask requirement are for students who are younger than two years of age, have trouble breathing, or are incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Students who have a medical condition that makes it difficult for them to wear a face mask also may be provided with appropriate accommodations to ensure the safety of that student and the rest of the school community. To request an exemption to the face mask requirement and an appropriate accommodation in lieu of a face covering for your student, please contact your buildings School Nurse or Assistant Principal. A note from the student’s physician will be required for a student requesting an exemption from the face mask requirement. District personnel will contact the parents/guardians of all students requesting exemptions to discuss appropriate accommodations.
Students who refuse to wear face masks may be subject to participation in remote learning or disciplinary consequences consistent with the Student Code of Conduct and applicable Board Policies, including but not limited to Board Policy 7:190, Student Behavior.