November 24, 2020
Dear School District 129 Families, (Español)
I hope this email finds you safe and well. The purpose of this communication is to update you regarding our return to the blended model.
I participate in weekly Kane County Health Department (KCHD) meetings, of which there was one yesterday and the next will be on Tuesday, December 1st. The KCHD continues to monitor a multitude of metrics such as the number of COVID-19 deaths, new cases, positive/probable test positivity, and ICU and non-ICU hospital bed availability, among many others. Following the December 1st meeting, I anticipate that we will make a decision in regards to the longevity of our adaptive pause. I intend to communicate that information with all of you shortly thereafter.
As we move closer to the first of several holidays, I would encourage all of us to do our very best to adhere to the health protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. I know that many are experiencing “caution fatigue,” however, it is critical that we remain diligent. We anticipate the availability of a vaccine for use in January or February.
I thank you for your patience, as well as the kindness and support shown to our teachers and staff members during these challenging times.
Jeff Craig, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
West Aurora School District 129