Initial Re-Opening Parent Message

Initial Re-opening Parent Message
Posted on 07/02/2020
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Triad Families,

Thank you for completing online registration and giving us feedback on our most recent re-opening survey.  Your responses, in combination with guidance from local health professionals and agencies, will help us develop a comprehensive Return to School Plan.  While the plan is being developed over the next several weeks, we will continue to communicate with you so that you and your students become informed and ready for the 2020-2021 school year to begin.  The purpose of today’s communication is to provide families and students with a snapshot of what to expect next school year.  

1. Everyday in-person learning will be offered K-12 beginning August 12th.  Families will have the option to have their students receive their instruction remotely.   Any family who chooses one or more of their children to enroll in the “remote” learning option must commit for the entire first quarter or semester.  Students will be allowed to change to in-person learning at the end of the first quarter or first semester.   Families will have until July 27th  to decide between in-person or remote learning to begin the 2020-21 school year.  Please note that while all schools will attempt to offer as many courses as possible via remote learning, some courses may not be able to be taught virtually. 
All students who choose remote learning will still need to complete regular online registration. 


2. School hours, lunch procedures and dismissal times and routines will change.  

The academic day at all elementary schools will begin at 8:50 am and end at 2:30 PM. 

  • Beyond the Bell Services will be available from 6:30 AM until the beginning of school and after school until 6:00 PM. 
  • All elementary students will eat lunch at school.   Lunch will be organized differently in order to keep students spread out.  Classrooms, the cafeteria and the outside will be used during lunch periods. 
The academic day at Triad Middle School will begin at 7:45 AM and end at 12:15 PM.  
  • Students will attend six academic classes every day for class periods of 40 to 45 minutes.   
  • Students will be able to purchase a boxed lunch to take with them at the end of the school day.
  • Spaces, supervision and instruction will be available for those students who need to stay to participate in band, tutoring, athletics or other extra-curricular activities. 
  • Teachers will be available during designated times in the afternoon to work with small groups of students in-person or remotely.
The academic day at Triad High School will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM.
  • Students will attend six academic classes every day for periods of 45 to 50 minutes.   
  • Students will be able to purchase a boxed lunch to take with them at the end of the school day. 
  • Spaces and instructors will be available for those students who need to stay to participate in band, tutoring, athletics or other extra-curricular activities.
  • Teachers will be available during designated times in the afternoon to work with small groups of students in-person or remotely.
*Keep in mind that the district will include in its comprehensive Return to School Plan staggered arrival and dismissal schedules that include bus transportation, vehicle transport and student drivers.


3. Most importantly know that Triad’s comprehensive Return to School Plan will include the incorporation of guidelines from state and local health officials: Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  
Keep in mind that these health agencies and health professionals update the guidance documents continually as they learn more about the virus in our region.