Glenbard District 87 to remain in fully remote learning through end of first semester

GLEN ELLYN – Students in Glenbard District 87 will continue with fully remote learning through the end of the first semester on Dec. 18, the district announced this week.

Superintendent David Larson said that since his correspondence to families on Nov. 6, the number of cases per 100,000 has increased 74% (312 to 543) and the test positivity rate has increased 37% (10.6% to 14.6%). In addition, Larson noted that community COVID-19 transmission level in DuPage County continues to be substantial.

"As the numbers sharply rise, the realities and dangers are very real," Larson wrote. "As reflected by the increased cases, it simply is not safe to return to our hybrid learning model."

Larson further added that because of the state-wide shift to Tier 3 mitigations on Nov. 20, the district is instituting a safety pause on indoor clubs and activities.

The district will inform families by Dec. 18 if schools are able to return to a hybrid schedule of in-person and remote learning in January 2021, the start of the second semester.

Free breakfasts and lunches are available for pickup at the main entrance to our four schools and the Glendale Heights Sports Hub. Meal pickup will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

"We recognize that this shift is challenging to many and that it has an impact on students and families," Larson wrote. "Please tap into the many academic and social-emotional resources that we offer."