I hope you and your family are feeling well and enjoying the summer!
This message is to notify our families of 3 important items before the start of school.
Registration for our Fall semester, our school Board meeting on August 12th, and the first day of attendance at school for our students.
Registration for school - We would like to remind our parents that registration for enrollment in Burnham School is open. All students are going through our residency verification that is conducted by National Investigations. Current students will have their residence verified and will be enrolled for the 2022 school year. Parents will only need to update their contact information. The families that are no longer in our school boundary will be dropped and receive a letter from National Investigations informing them they need to register in the district within the boundaries of their residence. We encourage all parents to check their student's enrollment as soon as possible. Please call the office or National Investigations if you have any questions.
At our School Board meeting on August 12, 2021, we would like to invite our community to discuss our "Back to School Safely Transition Plan" and the American Rescue Plan funding. Our School District will receive roughly $927,000 in American Rescue Plan funding to address the impact COVID-19 has had and continues to have, on elementary schools over the FY22, FY23, and FY24 school years. The grant requires the school to provide services to students and teachers in alignment with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. One requirement of the plan is to provide a safe return to in-person instruction. This brings us to our last item
We have been working very hard to improve the conditions in all our classrooms, our gymnasium, and locker rooms to ensure a safe and healthy place to learn. Unfortunately, we have had several setbacks with construction and the delivery of products such as new desks and furniture for all classrooms. This has led to our decision to delay the first day of school for students until after Labor Day. The first day is now scheduled for September 7, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we must make sure our school is ready to open in a safe environment for students and staff.
We are excited about returning to school full-time, in person for all students. We will be requiring that masks are worn by all students and staff when returning to school. Governor JB Pritzker announced an Executive Order yesterday that supports safe in-person learning and requires that masks be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Thank you for your time and support, we look forward to the start of our school year on September 7!