BACK-TO-SCHOOL PLAN 2021-2022
District 102 is committed to a full-day-in-person schedule for the 2021-22 school year. The 2020-21 school year allowed us to observe and adjust practices as needed to provide a combination of in-person instruction and remote instruction consistently throughout the school year without pause or disruption to schedules. During this time, there were no noted school-related transmissions of COVID-19.
Updated Quarantine Protocol Announcement (1/12/2022)
Illinois COVID Data by Zip Code
Recommended COVID-19 Testing Sites
COVID TEST OPTIONS FOR D102 STUDENTS & STAFF
Barnsdale, Cossitt, and Forest Road
Congress Park & Park Jr. High
District 102 has entered into an agreement with SHIELD Illinois to provide Saliva testing FREE OF CHARGE to our students and staff. SHIELD Illinois uses a saliva-based test that is easy to administer, sensitive, and specific to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition, D102 has received a CLIA waiver to offer BinaxNOW rapid tests for symptomatic students and staff.
Both tests are considered diagnostic tests. This is different from the saliva test that we offered last year. Last year, the saliva test was not diagnostic and we could only refer people to diagnostic testing. This year, the results of both the SHIELD saliva test and the BinaxNOW test are reported directly to IDPH, just as a test you might take at your pharmacy or doctor's office.
Both tests are opt-in tests, which means you must sign a consent form to access the tests. The consent form links are included below.
Once SHIELD samples are collected, they are sent off-site to a lab where they are processed. The results of the test will be made available to our school nurses. Parents can also set up a portal to view their child's results. More information on the parent portal will be available once parents sign up for the testing.
All staff that will be working with the collection of the samples and receiving the results will go through training on appropriate safety and confidential information protocols. We will continue to accept forms throughout the remainder of the year.
Please contact your school nurse if you have any additional questions after reading the consent form.