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Transition to Full In-Person Instruction

March 16, 2021

On Monday, March 15, the Fremont School District 79 Board of Education authorized the District to transition to full in-person instruction beginning on Tuesday, April 6. Parents can still elect to have their student(s) continue with eLearning if they so choose. 

The “FSD79 Full In-Person Instruction Overview” document, which can be found by clicking here, highlights the components of the FSD79 Return to School Plan that will be maintained and the components that will be modified as the District shifts to full in-person instruction. 

Notable components that will be maintained in the full in-person instruction model include:

  • Self-certifications;
  • Temperature checks upon boarding buses and upon entering the schools;
  • Wearing of masks; 
  • Assigned seating on buses, in classrooms, and in cafeterias; 
  • Daily cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and ventilating of school facilities;
  • Frequent cleaning of high touch points throughout the academic day; and
  • Protocols for symptomatic individuals, positive cases, and close contacts.

Notable components that will be modified in the full in-person instruction model include:

  • Social distancing of 3 to 6 feet will be maintained as much as possible. The ISBE/IDPH revised joint guidance defines social distancing as 3 to 6 feet. 
  • The ISBE/IDPH revised joint guidance states that capacity limits for in-person instruction will be determined by the space’s ability to accommodate social distancing and not a set capacity limit number or percentage.

Students who are currently attending school in-person as part of our hybrid instruction model automatically will be registered for full-in person instruction. Students who are currently attending full-time eLearning will remain registered for full-time eLearning. 

If a family wishes to change their child’s registration status, we ask that they contact their child’s building principal by Tuesday, March 23 at 8:00 a.m. Any requests made after this date and time will be honored; however, honoring a request to transition to full in-person instruction after this date will require additional time for bus route coordination, classroom preparations, cafeteria logistics, etc. The same process and timeline would apply for families who do not currently request transportation in our hybrid model, but now request transportation in our full in-person model. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we navigate through these unique and unprecedented times. Please contact your student’s building principal with any questions.