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CHILDREN ALWAYS COME FIRST!
When we started this school year 15 weeks ago, we had no idea that District 142 would become a model district for how to offer both In-Person learning and a full remote learning option in our state, and possibly even in the country. This would be impossible without the participation, commitment, and sacrifice of every single person in our school community to make this work.
Congratulations are in order for Foster Elementary School first grade teacher, Ms. Angela D’Ambrosio. She has been recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Those Who Excel for Meritorious Service as an Early Career Educator.
We are solidly in quarter two of our 2020-2021 School Year and have proudly had our schools open since August, without any pauses due to COVID. This is a tremendous feat and we all share in this winning process. We must continue to exercise caution, keeping our children home if they feel ill, are displaying any COVID symptoms, or have a COVID exposure. By working together, it offers us the best chance to keep our schools open for students as we head into the winter months.
I think one thing everyone can agree on is that there is A LOT going on in our country right now. In looking for common ground on how to grapple with this, whether that be the proliferation of election news, dealing with the impacts of a global pandemic, or just simply the general feeling of unrest, it led me to do a little reading and reflecting.
As always, we greatly appreciate your continued support and wanted to continue to reach out with important, specific information regarding the end of the first quarter, the beginning of second quarter, and a phase change to Phase 3 of the District 142 Reopening Plan.