Good morning Knights. Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced masks will be required for students, teachers and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools. The new measure is part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat a new surge as the Delta variant rapidly spreads.
The mask requirement is inclusive of youth sports and activities, with masks now required for all indoor extracurriculars and sports. In line with CDC guidance, masks are not required for activities outdoors where transmission risks and rates are lower.
Yesterday's announcement differs from the reopening plan our school district recently adopted. At this time, there is much to take into account moving forward and that will take some time to work through. We understand that emotions are running high and everyone would like some clarity moving forward. In order to make the best decision possible we ask for your patience as we continue to gather information to help us make the best decision possible moving forward. As we continue to navigate the situation, any changes will be communicated in the quickest timeline possible.
Thank you for your understanding and support of our students, and we look forward to a new school year!