District 58 will begin the 2021-22 with full-day in-person instruction. Please see Dr. Russell's Aug. 3 Community Update for more information. Here are some helpful tips to follow each school day:
1: Check for Symptoms
Students and staff will not be required to complete a daily self-certification form like last year. However, staff and students who exhibit any of the below COVID-19 symptoms must stay home from school. Families, please make sure your child does not have any of the following symptoms before going to school:
- Fever greater than 100.4 F
- New onset of moderate to severe headache
- Shortness of breath
- New cough
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Fatigue from unknown cause
- Muscle/body aches from unknown cause
2: Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Remind your students of the 3W’s: Wear your mask, watch your distance and wash your hands. Please help us keep our students in school by following our safety guidelines and having students stay home when you don’t feel well. All students are asked to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by always wearing their mask, practicing social distancing, using hand sanitizer, and washing their hands. Please note, all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to start the 2021-22 school year wearing a mask indoors at school.
If at any time your child is not feeling well, please have him/her stay home, or, if your child is in school, have him/her visit the nurse's office. When reporting an absence, families will be required to answer a series of questions as to whether their child’s illness is related to COVID-19. If a child’s absence is related to COVID-19, families will be required to adhere to the quarantine requirements per the Illinois Department of Health. If there are changes to this area, we will notify families.
3: Check Your Email
District 58 will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in the Downers Grove and surrounding areas and the region. If the pandemic causes any changes to District 58's instructional model, the District will contact families promptly.
- View more information on the District 58 Instructional Model implemented this fall due to the pandemic.
- View the COVID-19 Dashboard that provides information on positive cases of COVID-19 in the school community.