As we prepare for the 2021-22 school year, I want to again encourage families to consider having your child(ren) vaccinated against COVID-19. While vaccination is NOT currently a requirement to attend school, we believe the vaccination of students is the most effective way to keep everyone at school safe.
We are asking parents to share with us the vaccination status of their child.
This is voluntary information at this time. Based upon current guidance from the Governor’s office, all students and staff will be required to wear a mask in school during the 2021-22 school year. However, it is possible that could change. If vaccinated students are not required to wear a mask, we will need to have a record of vaccinated students.
If you completed this information in the spring or as part of summer camp registration with District 207, you don’t need to complete the form again unless your child’s vaccination status has changed. If you don’t remember if you have shared this information, feel free to complete the form again.
We believe strongly that the more of our students who are vaccinated will mean we will all experience fewer disruptions to the learning environment and allow sports and other extracurricular activities to proceed without interruptions. We have seen that play out this summer with sports camps as we have had very few camp interruptions due to COVID-19 cases.
There are also different rules for conducting contact tracing depending upon vaccination status based upon Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines. Fully vaccinated students can continue attending in-person school without quarantine if they are asymptomatic. This means they would be allowed to continue with in-person school as well as participate in athletics, fine arts, clubs, practices and/or games. Non-vaccinated students would be subject to quarantine guidelines as outlined by IDPH before returning to school or participating in extracurricular activities.
Thank you for your cooperation and ongoing support as we get ready for the 2021-22 school year that will be in person and with your help, will be free of disruptions to the learning environment.
Dr. Ken Wallace, Superintendent