Champaign Unit 4 Schools superintendent Susan Zola announced March 19 that families will be permitted to schedule a time to pick up essential belongings from school buildings March 23.
Families should call their student’s building on Monday, March 23, to schedule a time. Anyone who enters the building will sign in at the main office and maintain social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart) when possible.
“Please note our custodial teams are working hard to keep buildings sanitized. Therefore, strict adherence to these expectations will be required,” Zola’s statement said.
Starting March 24, schools will be closed with only limited access for staff. If you need to access the building between March 24 and March 30, contact your building principal.
Illinois schools are closed through March 30 because of the coronavirus, though the possibility remains that the closure could be extended.
Zola also reiterated that the closures are being utilized under the state’s “Act of God” provision, which allows that school attendance days need not be made up in the event of an “Act of God,” under which a pandemic would apply.
Similarly, school work cannot be mandated and graded under this period. The district will offer academic resources but they will not be counted for grades. The District has created a shared set of preK-12 resources.
Unit 4 also has a food distribution plan for children 18 and younger and those in the Young Adult Program. It includes three distribution sites and home delivery. Details are on the website.
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