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Return to School FAQ - In Person (Limited)

Please find the answers to frequently asked questions below.  We anticipate updating the FAQ as new information becomes available.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to plan for the return to school in the fall.

New information/updates are indicated with the most current date stamp.

 

Self-Certification

Updated 9-9-2020

Lisle 202 will be implementing a daily self-certification procedure for all students who are physically in our buildings.*  Parents/guardians must submit the student self-certification verification according to the following:

Grades 9-12
  • Each parent/guardian will receive a daily self-certification email from CrisisGo at 5am. 
  • Parents/guardians will complete the online self-certification form.
  • Students will scan their student ID upon entering the building to confirm certification. 
  • Students will not be permitted to enter if a code is not green.
  • If a student feels ill or exhibits any symptoms, he/she should stay home.
Grades PK-8
  • Each student will be given a self-certification ticket book.  If you misplace your booklet, you may print copies of the form by clicking the button below.
  • Each day, the parent will complete and sign the self-certification verification form.
  • Students will bring the verification form for the day and submit it to the designated staff monitor prior to entering the school building.
  • If a student does not submit the daily self-certification verification form, the school nurse or designated staff monitor will conduct a quick symptom screening.
  • If a student feels ill or exhibits any symptoms, he/she should stay home.

 

*Staff follow a staff-specific self-certification procedure.

Face Coverings

Will staff and students be required to wear masks?

Yes. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, when staff and students wear masks the spread of COVID-19 is significantly reduced. However, medical exemptions and other special circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis to create viable options and alternatives when needed.

Do students and staff need to wear masks outdoors?

Face coverings are not required on school property outside of the buildings if individuals are able to remain 6 feet apart from each other.

Will the school provide face masks for students and staff?

Students and staff will be given a disposable face mask daily.  Masks will also be available in each classroom.  Students and staff may wear their own mask as well.  If using a cloth mask, wash your cloth face covering after each use in the washing machine or by hand using a bleach solution. Allow it to completely dry.

Can a face shield be worn instead of a face mask?

Clear face shields are not an appropriate substitution for face masks as they do not offer the same level of protection against the COVID-19. 

Can a face shield be worn instead of a face mask?

Clear face shields are not an appropriate substitution for face masks as they do not offer the same level of protection against the COVID-19. 

What happens if a student does not keep his/her mask on while indoors?

Wearing a face mask will fall under the Lisle 202 Dress Code Policy.  Students will be reminded to keep the face mask in place.  Assistance will be provided if necessary.  If a student continues to struggle with face covering compliance, the student may be enrolled in the Lisle Virtual Academy.


 

Health and Safety

What health and safety measures will be implemented?

  • Masks - Per Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education guidance, we will be requiring all people in buildings to wear masks.
  • Social Distance - We will have a 6 ft. social distance requirement in our classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, and offices. The hallways and stairwells will have clear designations for traffic flow.
  • Symptom checks - We will be implementing a self-certification process. All individuals entering our buildings will need to self-certify that they have no symptoms of COVID-19 and are fever-free.
  • Cleaning - We have enhanced our cleaning procedures to meet or exceed CDC and IDPH guidelines. Products used are Environmental Protection Agency approved disinfectants for use against coronavirus.

How will the district ensure social distancing?

The district will take every measure to practice social distancing and other safety measures. 6 ft of distance.  We will have a 6 ft. social distance requirement in our classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, and offices. The hallways and stairwells will have clear designations for traffic flow.  Visual reminders will be posted throughout the building.

Will social distancing be implemented on the school bus?

The Illinois State Board of Education guidelines, a school bus may transport a maximum of 50 individuals including the driver.  All bus riders and the driver will be required to wear a mask and self-certify before boarding the school bus.  

What are the cleaning procedures for classrooms?

All cleaning, disinfecting and ventilation practices will follow the procedures and expectations outlined in the ISBE, IDPH and DCHD guidelines and will be updated as needed.   Practices that support the cleaning and disinfection of classrooms/buildings/buses include:

  • All desks and tables will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.
  • Classroom surfaces will be kept empty or uncluttered to facilitate disinfecting.
  • This may include cleaning objects not ordinarily cleaned daily (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, countertops.)
  • All items that cannot be easily disinfected (fabric etc.) will be removed.
  • Frequently touched surfaces and objects will be routinely cleaned.
  • Bus sanitization after each route completion.

Will students be able to wash their hands more frequently?

Yes.  Students will be encouraged to frequently wash their hands and hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom.  

What about the building ventilation?

HVAC schedules will be expanded to start earlier than in previous years to allow flushing of fresh air into schools.  The buildings will also increase outdoor air ventilation rates to maximize dilution of the return air, change all filters and clean coils, drains and the interior of all air handling units and unit ventilators on a more frequent basis, and open windows to allow for more fresh air.

Will students be able to use the water fountains?

Students and staff are encouraged to use the touch-less filtered water bottle filler where available. These stations will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Drinking fountains will be turned off wherever possible.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

(Updated 9-11-2020)

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever (100.4 or higher)
  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue from unknown cause 
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Sore throat
  • New congestion or runny nose
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain from unknown cause

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

CDC Informational Video

What happens if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19?

(Updated 7/30/2020)

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health have provided guidance for opening schools. They have directed school districts to work with local health departments for day-to-day guidance. In matters of public health, the district works closely with and takes direction from the DuPage County Health Department. Should a positive case occur, the district will follow DuPage Health Department guidance and the district's health services staff will work with the health department on contact tracing to identify individuals who need to be notified and who will need to self-quarantine or self-isolate.  We recognize circumstances are fluid which is why it is critical to work closely with the health department.

Click here for specific information and protocols

How will families be notified if there is a positive case in my child’s classroom/school?

Following DuPage Health Department guidance, should a positive case occur, the district's health services staff will work with the health department on contact tracing to identify individuals who need to be notified and who will need to self-quarantine or self-isolate. We recognize circumstances are fluid, which is why it is critical to work closely with and take direction from the health department.

What changes are being made to transportation?

Illinois Department of Public Health guidance states buses can transport a maximum of 50 students and requires all students and the driver to wear a mask on the bus. State guidance recommends members of the same household who ride the bus together should also sit together while on the bus. Parents are encouraged to provide their own transportation if possible. The bus company will disinfect buses between routes and then again at the end of the day. Products used will be registered Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disinfectants with labeled claims that the product is EPA-approved against COVID-19.

Will students share individual school supplies?

(Updated 7/22/2020)

No.  Students will not be permitted to share their personal supplies.  Some general class supplies may be shared on a limited basis, but will be cleaned between each use.

What are the protocols if a student or staff member exhibits symptoms?

(Updated 8/14/2020)

Please click this link for a description of the symptom/exposure/confirmed case protocol.  The protocols are based on the Center for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health's guidance.

What is the Kindergarten Schedule for this year?

(Updated 7/30/2020)

Please click here to view the Welcome to Kindergarten Overview to learn about beginning details and schedules for the beginning of school for our Kindergarten programs.



 

Visitors and Guests

Will visitors be permitted in the school buildings?

(Updated 8/15/2020)

Unscheduled or non-essential visitors and guests will not be allowed in the school buildings.  Visitors with appointments will self-certify prior to entering the school buildings.

 


 


 

Additional Questions

What if I have additional questions?

We ask for your patience as we work through the details of planning for the fall. Please be sure to visit the Return to School FAQ often as it is updated daily to reflect new information as it becomes available.  If you have feedback or questions for the District, please email info@lisle202.org.  Thank you!