• 2021-22 Health and Safety Guidance 

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    In beginning the 2021-2022 school year, we are committed to approaching every day with a commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of our community. In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which was fully adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), District 65 has developed a robust set of proven and effective mitigation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools. District 65 will continue to take a layered approach to health and safety by requiring masking (regardless of vaccination status), maintaining physical distancing, making facility improvements, enhancing cleaning, enacting optional COVID-19 testing, while encouraging hand washing and staying home while sick. 

    As the pandemic and public health guidance continues to evolve, we will adapt our mitigation measures as needed. As additional guidance is finalized it will be added to this page and communicated to our community. We are grateful for the support of our medical advisors and direct collaboration with local health departments. The Evanston and Skokie health departments will continue to manage positive COVID-19 cases, contact tracing, and quarantines with support from the District. 

    We will continue to keep our community informed as updates emerge. We thank you for your continued support and attention to keeping our community safe.

    To support our community in interpreting and understanding our health and safety guidance, a list of frequently asked questions is now available and will be updated as needed.

Masking, PPE, and Physical Distancing

  • Masking Guidelines and PPE

  • Physical Distancing

Arrival to School

  • Arrival to School

  • Health Certification

  • Personal Items

Student Services and Specialized Programming

  • Student Services and Specialized Programming

  • Early Childhood

  • Emergent Bilingual (EB)

  • Special Education and 504s

Fine Arts, Physical Education, and Library

  • Physical Education

  • General and Instrumental Music

  • Arts/Media Arts, Drama, and Library

School Meals/Recess

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Safety Measures

  • Menus

  • Meal Cost

  • Recess

School-Based Operations

  • Assemblies, Field Trips, and Meetings

  • Visitors


  • Cleaning

  • Ventilation

  • Learning Spaces

  • Hallways, Lockers, and Water Fountains

  • Restrooms

  • Other Safety Measures and Precautions

  • Building Signage

Health Procedures

  • When Someone is Sick

  • Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination Status

  • Student Attendance Reporting

  • COVID-19 Testing

  • Reporting Positive COVID-19 Cases or Possible Exposure to COVID-19

  • Contact Tracing

  • COVID-19 Dashboard

  • Vaccinations

  • Quarantines

  • Adaptive Pauses

  • Travel Guidelines