District 35 Plans for 2020-2021
The 2020-2021 Planning Committee continues to work through the difficult challenge of reopening our schools for in-person learning that complies with the guidance we have received from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). In addition, our work has been grounded in the recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Our efforts have brought together diverse viewpoints as our planning team includes teachers, teacher associates, nurses, support staff, parents, additional community members, and our administration. Our focus has prioritized the health, safety, and wellness of our students, staff, and families. Below are the three scenarios we have developed for the upcoming school year.
- Please view our 30-minute overview video of the District 35 plans
. You may also view all details of the plan on our District 35 main page.
Frequently Asked Questions
We appreciate the many questions which have been shared regarding our plans for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. In order to more thoroughly address these, we have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document. This reflects the latest information from CDC and the Illinois State Board of Education as of July 26, 2020. We will continue to update this as additional information is shared to guide our planning.
Student Advisory Board
The Glencoe Junior High Project’s Student Advisory Board helps evaluate programming, promote events and develop new ideas for the organization. They are seeking responsible, mature students who want to be involved. This board will meet monthly before school and is open to all incoming 5th-8th graders for the 2020-2021 school year . Students can sign up at GJHP.
The Glencoe Junior High Project is offering students a Virtual Oasis, in which they can participate in games and engage in civic opportunities. Students can sign up at GJHP.
We are pleased to share that our students are able to use text messaging to reach out for help for themselves or friends at any time of day or night. Text-a-Tip allows students to find anonymous, immediate help if they are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, depression, difficult family situations, bullying, or any of the many challenges they face today. Text-A-Tip is staffed with local counselors provided by LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs), a non-profit organization focused on promoting healthy family relationships and preventing alcohol and drug use and other risky behaviors by youth.
For additional information about Text-A-Tip, please click here.