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March 11, 2020
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Coronavirus Prevention and Awareness

UPDATED MARCH 31, 2020

Dear Bloom Township District 206 Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you and your family are doing well. Please read the attached COVID-19 updates from the Illinois State Board of Education. Thank you again for your support as we continue to offer hope and confidence to our students and school community that we will endure this pandemic together. More information is forthcoming regarding our Remote Learning Plan. 

   Attachments

A.  Dr. Carmen Ayala’s latest letter announcing that we are moving from Act of God Days to Remote Learning Days starting on March 31 and continuing until in-person instruction can resume.

B. The official State Rules regarding Remote Learning

C.  Updated Joint Statement from the Office of Governor JB Pritzker, Illinois Education Association, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Principals Association, and IllinoisState Board of Education

D.  Remote Learning Recommendations from ISBE ( Special Education is on Page 30-34) 

Respectfully,

Lenell Navarre, Ed.D. 

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March 23rd Parent Staff and Community Letter in Spanish

 

  See District 206’s plan for e-Learning.  

Letter from the Illinois School Board of Education

Concern about the Coronavirus continues to grow.  Live Corona Database

Database Showing Graphs of Coronavirus Spread Across Different Populations

As we did with previous widespread health issues please be assured that District 206 will continue to be in regular contact with local, state and federal health departments and will follow all appropriate guidance and direction.

We will communicate to our families and community as advised by health officials.

***At this time we are not aware of any confirmed Coronavirus cases in our area or school district***

 

General Information

Parent Letter: In both English & Spanish (updated March 9, 2020)

Click Here for a Video from the World Health Organization on what you need to know about the Coronavirus

Fact Sheet about Coronavirus by the Center for Disease Control CDC
Here is some comprehensive information from the Centers for Disease Control about this virus including basic tips for preventing the Coronavirus and what to do if you feel sick.
Coronavirus seems to be affecting older adults much more than children. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Coronavirus’ impact on children.
Questions and answers from the World Health Organization

 

Prevention

Please practice basic hygiene to help prevent the spread of germs, including COVID-19.

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/pdf/wash-your-hands-fact-sheet-508.pdf
staying home when sick
https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/materials.html
How to Protect Students and Staff in Schools and Nurseries (World Health Organization)

 

Student resources

Handwashing videos
Coronavirus: A kid-friendly explainer video from Brainpop: It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind.
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

 

Health Organizations

Illinois Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Questions???

 

If you have questions, we recommend that you visit the links provided above. If you continue to have questions, additional resources include:

For general questions about Coronavirus COVID-19 call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected]
For student specific questions, families can call the Will County Health Department at the Main number: 815-727-8481, option #3
Dial 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected] to have all your COVID-19 questions answered.
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Thank you for your understanding and support.