FAQ's

The following section includes some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 2021-22 school year. 

 

What are the sanitation procedures during the 2021-22 school year?

Sanitation procedures will remain very similar to the 2020-21 school year (for more information, follow this link)

How does self-certification work?

Staff and students will certify at the beginning of the year that they will not come to work or school while experiencing COVID-like symptoms, which include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

WHAT ABOUT WEARING A MASK? (UPDATED 2/28/2022)

Effective March 1st, School District 129 will no longer require the wearing of masks on school buses, athletic vans, and driver education cars. This change is due to new recommendations from the CDC, which also include that universal masking is no longer strongly recommended indoors. Masking remains an option for SD129 students, staff, and visitors and we will continue to offer KN95/surgical masks for those who request them. 

STUDENT MASK REQUEST

STAFF MASK REQUEST

 

Please describe social distancing.

Social distancing will be set at three feet between individuals in the classroom and lunchroom setting, to the greatest extent possible.

What does district transportation look like?

  • There is no longer a limited capacity on buses.
     
  • Masks are no longer required on District transportation.
     
  • In the likelihood of a positive case and subsequent contact tracing, we will be assigning seating on our buses for accurate identification.

Will my child have to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact? (UPDATED 2.28.2022)

No. Schools in Illinois can no longer exclude asymptomatic students who are identified as close contacts to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. As in alignment with practices pre-COVID, students and staff members who develop symptoms should not come to school until they are fever-free, without fever-reducing medication, for 24-hours. 

Additionally, if students are identified as a close contact while at school, they are eligible to participate in our COVID-19 Exposure Testing Program.

 

What happens if my child develops COVID?

  • Students who have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 will be required to isolate for at least 5 days. To calculate the 5-day isolation period, day 0 is the first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after their symptoms developed.
     
  • These students will have access to a Quarantine Support Teacher.

What are the visitor requirements?

Visitors to any District 129 building are encouraged to wear a mask while in our buildings. We respectfully request that visitors who are ill, reschedule their appointment in the building.

What about athletics?

At this time, we will be following our prescribed mitigation strategies as outlined above.