Dear Reavis Students, Families, Teachers, and Staff:
The purpose of this letter is to publicly announce the Reavis High School - District 220’s Fall of 2020 Reopening Plan. As everyone knows, we are still dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic, but I feel like we have developed a safe, secure, and healthy reopening plan for our students, families, teachers, and staff members. Even though this fall and school year will not be typical, if we work together, we will make the best and most appropriate decisions for our Reavis Family moving forward.
I appreciate and thank everyone for their patience throughout our development of what we are calling the Reavis High School Enhanced Remote Learning Model, with the option of in-person instruction 2x a week. In the following pages, you will be able to read all of the details that went into developing our reopening plan. Reavis High School’s Reopening Plan was created in collaboration with the Board of Education, the Administrative Team, Faculty, Support Staff Members, Students, Parents, and the Stickney TWP Health Clinic Personnel. The reopening plan is aligned with the guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach to Safely Reopen Our State, under the leadership of Governor Pritzker. Our 4 Reopening Reavis Themes throughout this process have been rooted in the following words...Simplicity, Clarity, Flexibility, & Collaboration.
The health, safety, and security of the entire Reavis Family and Community is at the forefront of every decision made, and our reopening plan is no different. I also fully understand that students and parents are anxious about returning to school this fall. With this mind, we will give each family the opportunity to choose which educational model they feel best fits their student. You will have the option to have your child be part of our Enhanced Remote Learning, with in-person instruction 2x per week or have them be in a 100% Fully Remote Learning environment. A survey will be sent to every family, so you can make a final decision. It is my hope that you, your family, and your friends are continuing to stay safe, healthy, and positive during this challenging time. Reavis stands with you, ready to assist, as we find our way through this together and make this transition back to school as smooth as possible.
Daniel J. Riordan, Ed.D.