Titles: Asst Supt of Innovation and Growth
Titles: Director of Res/Assess/Qual
Titles: Director of Communication
Titles: Asst Supt Learn & Lead Dev/L&T
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District Vision Statement
All students graduate College, Career, and Life Ready.
District Mission Statement
Accelerate learning for all students.
In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the designated officer for Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is Ellen M. Walsh.
All requests made under the provisions outlined in FOIA legislation, should be sent to the attention of Ellen M. Walsh via mail at District 205 Center, 162 S. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Summer Greetings to Our Wonderful D205 Community—
On Tuesday, July 14, the District 205 Board of Education approved a resolution to approve the Open D205: A Plan for Safe, Healthy, and Rigorous Learning for the 2020-21 School Year plan. An executive summary of the plan also is available. The plan was developed with input from 78 teachers, staff, administrators, Board members, labor representatives, and parents and community members. I am truly grateful for the contributions of each and every volunteer who served on this committee.
Instruction will be in-person at the elementary grade levels and follow a hybrid model at the upper grade levels. Families will have the option of electing Remote instruction at all grade levels. Information on the option to select Remote Learning was sent to families on Friday, July 17. Additional detailed information on Remote Learning will be available by the end of the month. Included in the communication was a second document for families to declare their intent to utilize D205 busing services during the upcoming school year.
Please know that the Open D205 plan is intended as a high level guidance document. There is a significant amount of planning required to implement the plan between now and the first day of school. Families can expect additional information from the District Office and local school sites up until the first day of school. The first day of school has been moved to Monday, August 24, to allow for three days of Blended Remote Professional Learning for teachers, allowed by Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order, to ensure that the District can effectively implement the plan.
The plan is based on the best current information, but, depending on local, state and national developments, revisions to the plan are possible between now and August 24. The District will be agile and adjust as necessary to provide quality in-person and remote instruction while protecting the health and safety of students and employees to the greatest extent possible. As a service to families, the District has developed a microsite on it web page devoted to the opening of school that will be updated in real time.
Community health is a collective responsibility. Proactively, the District has suspended IHSA summer participation due to positive COVID-19 tests, and has been privy to anecdotal information regarding summer vacations, 4th of July parties, graduation parties, and other social gatherings, that is concerning. The D205 leadership team will continue to monitor the impact COVID-19 on the school district. As superintendent, I am prepared to take further action to protect the health and safety of students and employees as needed.
For in-person instruction to be a realistic possibility, people must follow CDC guidelines, self-quarantine if returning from summer travel, and use common sense when participating in or allowing for group gatherings.
Please be safe.
You can follow all of the D205 excitement at our individual school sites on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and you can catch the District action by following us on Facebook or on Twitter at @ElmhurstD205 and our hashtag #IgniteD205. Follow my blog at superchat205.blogspot.com.