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  • by Joy Vrlec

Full Remote - Holidays

Dear Trinity School families,

Thank you for your extraordinary support over the past several weeks, as we have worked together to protect our students during the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Living during a pandemic has surely been difficult, and the past months have definitely brought about extraordinary efforts from everyone in order to keep our students learning in school. This past Tuesday, November 17th, Governor JB Pritzker has declared Tier 3 mitigations that limit gatherings and encourages people to stay home to the greatest extent possible in order to further safeguard Illinois from the spread of the virus.

We have been extremely lucky to not have any positive cases in the school since we reopened, and we would like to keep it that way. In line with Governor Pritzker’s announcement and the continued rising trend of positive COVID cases in our region and county, we will be extending the full remote instruction until January 15, 2021. It is also the recommendation of the Illinois State Board of Education to shift to remote learning after winter break to restrict community spread of COVID cases in case staff or students may have unknowingly contracted it during the holidays. We are expecting to open again for blended remote instruction on January 19, 2021, following the same schedule of in-person instruction, given that the positive COVID rates for our regions are below the 8% threshold for 5 consecutive days. Currently, Will County is at 20.2% and Cook County is at 15.7% positivity rate for the past week.

During these times, school materials will be delivered every Monday, as scheduled, and all instructions will be done virtually. There won’t be any home visits due to the colder weather, and we need to make sure that we are also keeping our school staff safe. Please communicate with your child’s teacher regarding any concerns on this matter.

Thank you for your understanding. Have a safe and meaningful holiday season.

Sincerely,

Joy Vrlec
Trinity School Director
Email: jvrlec@trinityservices.org
Ph: 815-463-0719