- Editor’s Note: This article will be updated when additional information is available from official sources.
Despite media reports of significant absences of staff and students, Kane County public schools continue to stay open.
As of today (Thursday, Jan. 13, 2021), none of the Kane County public school district websites are reporting any school closures.
Earlier in the week, Central High School in School District 301 was closed Monday (Jan. 10, 2022) due to staffing shortages.
All schools in U-46 were back up and running Monday, following several school closings the previous week due to staffing shortages.
Check this story for daily updates.
Several Kane County school districts returned to in-person classes Monday, Jan. 10.
All will be off for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 17, and some schools have will have no students in attendance on Tuesday, Jan. 18, for School Improvement Day.
Click the links below for updates from each public school district in Kane County.
The third semester at East Aurora School District 131 students started Monday, Jan. 10, according to the District 131 calendar.
Flu & COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at East High
Flu vaccinations will be available for individuals aged 4 and up and COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for individuals aged 5 and up at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane, Aurora IL 60505.
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
- 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EAHS Field House
First dose, second dose, third dose, booster, and flu shots will be available on both dates. Individuals ages 4-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for either vaccination.
Please see this Vaccination Clinic Flyer for full information and to schedule your appointment.
According to the West Aurora School District 129 calendar, students returned to class on Thursday, Jan. 6.
According to the District 101 website, students returned to school Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.
The presumption is that schools are open if there is no message on the district’s website.
A message posted on the district website Monday said all sessions for Central High School were cancelled Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, “due to the inability to meet the demands of staffing.”
According to the District 301 website, students returned to school after the winter break on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
According to the Geneva School District 304 website, students return to classes on Monday, Jan. 10.
Jan. 10, 2022
As shared in our last communication, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education released a statement that they are aligning their guidance for school settings with the recently released CDC guidance. We anticipate additional updates and are closely monitoring these developments as we work to maximize in-person learning for students in a safe as possible environment. We remain committed to keeping our school community updated as we move forward with any changes.
What are the current practices?
We have received questions regarding school exclusion. Given the increase in COVID cases, our nursing offices will not be able to reach out to each family individually. Given that, we would like to share important information with our school community. Below is a link to our current protocols for what to do if your child is sick, has tested positive for COVID, or is a close contact to an individual who has COVID. Please take the time to click on the link below and carefully read any sections that pertain to your family’s situation. The information is not inclusive of all situations but is a helpful resource.
Remember to call your school’s attendance line if:
- Your child is sick (vaccinated or unvaccinated)
- Your child is unvaccinated and there is a pending test in the household not taken within 48 hours of symptom onset
- Your child has tested positive for COVID-19
- Your unvaccinated child is a close contact to a confirmed case (in the home, outside the home in the community, or at school)
When you call your child’s attendance line please tell them the following: student name, student grade, reason for absence including symptoms, if your child is positive give the date of symptom onset and date of test, if your child is a close contact give the date of the last exposure and your child’s vaccination status.
Please continue to look for additional information from us via 304Connects. Thank you for your continued partnership in our efforts to maximize in-person learning.
— Geneva CUSD 304
According to the District 302 website, Kaneland students returned to school Monday (Jan. 3, 2022).
JAN. 9 UPDATE
According to the District 303 website, St. Charles students returned to school Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022).
- CLICK HERE FOR THE ST. CHARLES SCHOOL DISTRICT 303 COVID DASHBOARD.
On Monday (Jan. 10, 2022), 188 employees District 303 called in sick along with 1,119 students, according to an article in the Daily Herald. District 303 serves about 12,000 pre K-12 students.
Links to College, University Websites
- Aurora University
- Elgin Community College
- Judson University
- Rasmussen College
- Waubonsee Community College