Expanded In-Person Return to School Plan

Good evening JCA families,
After careful consideration we have decided to return to in-person learning for our entire school community starting in the 4th quarter (Monday, March 15th). We will have a four-day (all student-in person) school week with one remote ½ day of learning. These four days will be full school days- 7:50 a.m. -2:40 p.m.  As stated, we will still have one ½ day of remote learning for all, which will be scheduled for Wednesdays (even though that scheduled day could change depending on other calendar factors).
We are still allowing a fully remote option for families that wish to keep their children at home. If your child is currently remote, we need to know by March 5th if you are planning on returning to in-person. We will be sending a survey to those families tomorrow morning. We will still relocate larger classes and we will follow social distancing rules to the best of our ability- especially in the lunchroom areas. We will still follow IDPH and ISBE mitigations and restrictions and quarantine students when deemed appropriate.  
The Dean’s office will be sending a follow-up email with more detailed school rules for our students and our return to school plan will be updated on our website. 
I truly appreciate your cooperation and concern as we have addressed the COVID-19 pandemic this year and I thank you in advance for your continued support and diligence in regards to helping provide a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff. My continued prayers are for you and our students and for a successful end of the year.  
Senior parents, please know that we will be moving forward with end of the year events (Graduation, Prom, Senior Celebration) although they will all look a little different. Details on these events will be shared as we get closer to the event date. 
Please know, as always, what we have learned through this pandemic, is that plans can change at a moment’s notice and we will adjust when necessary. I truly appreciate your patience and your dedication to our school and our community. 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Health Office, Dean’s Office, or Administration.
Dr. Jeffrey Budz
JCA President/Principal

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