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Morgan McGilliard, Ridge Elementary School Functionally Based Instruction kindergarten teacher, thanks a student for a card he made her on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the first day of in-person learning for special programs students. Because of their educational needs, students and teachers may need to be face to face for short periods of time with face coverings on.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

Hope you have had a good week. Here is today’s selection of D. 202 news and information:


We will continue to monitor the metrics for the next 10-14 days and reassess then.


This Week's Highlights


  • District 202 is surveying and inviting community members to serve on a special committee as part of the work to create a five-year strategic plan to help prioritize and guide its work and resources.


2020 D. 202 state report card mirrors 2019 due to pandemic
Oct 30, 2020
D. 202 students named College Board National Recognition Scholars
Oct 28, 2020
PHSCC French Club encourages exercise via Tour de Plainfield
Oct 28, 2020
D. 202 delays returning more students to in-person learning citing COVID spikes
Oct 26, 2020
OCT 30
End of First Quarter
NOV 03
Election Day - No School
NOV 09
Board of Education regular meeting
NOV 18
Board of Education Committee meetings
NOV 19
Board of Education Committee meeting
NOV 23
Board of Education regular meeting
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram image from instagram Eagle Pointe Elementary teacher named Bears Classroom Champion Eagle Pointe Elementary School staff members had a surpr...

facebook image from facebook D. 202 will delay returning more students to in-person learning The plan to return District 202 students to in-person learning will be delayed until further notice because of changing COVID-19 conditions, staffing challenges, and scheduling. About 300 multi-needs special education students returned to school on October 26, 2020. About 100 multi-needs students opted to continue with remote learning. They were the first group of students to return and will remain in in-person learning because they need direct attention and support more than other students. However, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lane Abrell told the Board of Education at its October 26, 2020 regular meeting that the district will take an “adaptive pause” and not return other students until further notice. Preschool and kindergarten students were scheduled to return on November 5, 2020. District 202 started the school year August 31, 2020 with remote learning for all District 202 students. “We all understand the importance of having students in school for face-to-face instruction,” Abrell said. “It was wonderful seeing those students come back through our doors this morning.” However, he said increasing COVID-19 cases, staffing issues, and scheduling challenges forced district leaders to reconsider its schedule for students to return to school in person. Abrell said district administration will continue to monitor five key metrics over the next 10-14 days: 1. Positivity rate (5 consecutive data points flat or trending down of COVID-19 cases in Will County) 2. Guidance from IDPH, ISBE, and CDC as well as Kendall and Will County Health Departments 3. Cleaning and disinfecting supplies are readily available and able to be refilled in a timely manner 4. PPE supplies readily available and able to be refilled in a timely manner 5. Substitute pool is greater or equal to the number of substitutes needed for in person learning. “We are looking at this situation as a community health issue, which is on the verge of overwhelming all of us,” Abrell said. “No one wants the students back in school more than we do, but we need to make a balanced decision,” Abrell said. “The health and safety of our 26,000 students and 3,200 staff will always be our first priority.” POWER POINT UPDATE GIVEN TO BOARD OF EDUCATION: www.psd202.org/news/1596 #202proud

twitter image from twitter October is National Principals Month. District 202 would like to recognize our principals for all of their hard work and dedication. Today we honor Plainfield East High School Principal Dr. Joseph O'Brien. #202proud @EastBengals @ilprincipals pic.twitter.com/OIDPgjqBfu— Plainfield Community Consolidated SD 202 (@d202schools) October 23, 2020


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!

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Multi-needs students return to in-person learning, October 2020
Multi-needs students return to in-person learning, October 2020
Virtual Backpack
Early Childhood Education Preschool Classes
Early Childhood Education Preschool Classes
Start Smart and Little Tykes Parent/Tot Classes
Start Smart and Little Tykes Parent/Tot Classes
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.

  • REMINDER -- Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Please set clocks BACK one hour Saturday night or Sunday morning.
  • Also please remember that Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day, which is now a state holiday. The Will County Clerk uses many District 202 schools as polling places, so all schools will be closed.


Have a good weekend.

Tom Hernandez

Plainfield District 202

Director of Community Relations

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

(815) 577-4008

(815) 514-5409 (cell)

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Twitter: @d202schools

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