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Back to School Safely

posted Aug 7, 2020, 2:02 PM by Stephen Geraci
Dear Burnham Families, 

I hope that everyone is happy, healthy, and doing well at home. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community are of utmost importance. After assessing information available to the District at the federal, state, and local levels, and collaborating with other area schools, Burnham School District 154.5 has made the decision to start the 2020-2021 school year in a fully remote learning environment for students. The District is committed to providing resources to families with the goal of facilitating a productive and interactive learning environment for our students during remote learning. The same is true of providing additional support and resources for individual students. We will continue to monitor and assess the data related to COVID-19 and make data-driven decisions with the goal of transitioning to either a blended learning model or in-person instruction later in the fall semester. The District will reassess the fully remote learning environment by the end of the first quarter.

During the first week of school, there will be opportunities provided for in-person orientations for students whose parents feel comfortable sending their children to
school. Orientations will be scheduled on a specific basis during the first week of school. In order to meet the needs of our students in a remote learning format, the District will utilize its eLearning/remote learning plan. The District’s eLearning/remote learning plan can be found on the District’s website.

Successful implementation of this plan depends on the cooperation and active participation of all members of the District community. Together, by caring for ourselves and one another, we can ensure a safe and successful academic year. The remainder of this communication is intended to provide an overview of our back to school transition plan including the possibility of what a partial in-person blended learning plan may look like later in the school year.

Please click on the link below to review our Transition Plan. 

Back to Safely Transition Plan                                                                                                                                                              
Stephen Geraci,
Aug 7, 2020, 2:02 PM