Return to School Plan

CES95 School Reopening
Citing concerns for students’ and staff safety. On Thursday, July 23rd, members of the Carbondale Elementary School District Board of Education voted unanimously to start the 2020-2021 school year in full Remote Learning Mode. This means district students will be educated off-site, led in remote instruction by their teachers.  The district will supply each student with a Chromebook and wifi access at home, if needed.  We ask that you register your returning student if you have not done so already. You can access online registration from the Tyler portal on the front page of district’s website. Note that new kindergartners register on July 30 and 31 and new students on August 3 and 4.



CES95 2020 School Reopening Plan (Full Document Here)
In June of 2020, the CES95 Return to School Team began envisioning how to reopen schools as safely as possible for the fall of 2020. Over 35 staff members and administrators met at least weekly through mid-summer. Seven teams were formed:
    - Instruction
    - Special Education & Social/Emotional Health
    - Operations, HR, and Communications
    - Technology 
    - Wellness
    - Food Service
    - Facilities & Transportation

During these meetings, team members considered many points of data, researched and read articles, and reviewed continuously changing guidelines from state agencies and federal organizations.

Although there are many unknowns regarding the future in relation to COVID-19, CES95 remains excited about guiding each of our students through a successful school year. We are committed to providing our students with learning environments that are as physically and emotionally safe as possible, whether students are learning at school or are engaged in an online platform.

Within this document you will find information regarding potential Full Remote Learning, Blended Learning, Special Education, Social-Emotional Learning, and Meal Schedules.

The Return to School Team has based decisions upon guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). As well, we are guided by the needs of our community of families and staff members. We appreciate the many members of our community who have helped our planning process by responding to surveys! Other considerations also continue to be reviewed, including those presented by the Jackson County Health Department.