FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — As we continue under the statewide Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations that were announced by Governor J.B. Pritzker and effective statewide Friday, November 20, FSD says they continue to assess county, city and District positivity rates and make decisions that are in the best interest for the safety of students and staff.
The Governor’s office indicated that local school officials, in consultation with their local health departments, remain the best situated to make decisions about additional mitigations that may be necessary in schools. Based on guidance from IDPH, ISBE and, in consultation with the Stephenson County Health Department and the FSD Board of Education, we will continue full remote learning for all students through December 18. In-person instruction is scheduled to resume on Monday, January 4, 2021, after the Winter Break.
“While we initially slated Monday, December 7, as our return to in-person instruction, this additional pause in in-person instruction is a mitigation strategy that will allow time to slow potential spread of the virus from students and staff who may unknowingly have contracted COVID during the Holiday week.”
The District said it will continue to monitor their progress toward a return to in person instruction, and will communicate plans to families and community going forward on a weekly basis. “We will communicate additionally in the event the Governor’s office mandates additional mitigation actions.”