Based on the COVID-19 infection rate trends per 100,000 people in the communities that serve District 214, I am writing to inform you that we anticipate moving to Stage 3 of our return to school plan on Thursday, October 15.
For the six comprehensive high schools, we will begin a rotational schedule with one-third of students being invited to attend school for in-person instruction daily presuming that the infection rates in the communities we serve would not force a return to Stage 2. Details for in-person instruction for students at our Specialized Schools will be communicated directly to students and parents in those programs by the middle of next week. Prior to any student returning to in-person instruction, a signed student-parent agreement must be completed through Infinite Campus.
You will continue to have the choice as to whether you would like to participate remotely or in-person on your assigned days. On days when you are not in-person, you will continue to attend your courses remotely. Physical Education classes will stay fully remote as we need those spaces to accommodate students in study hall, independent student work time and/or lunch. During a student’s PE class when they are in-person, they will have the opportunity to go to a study hall or to leave campus. Schools will be planning in-person orientation activities for freshmen the week of October 5.
We developed metrics following guidance from leading public health organizations to help us guide the decision to return to in-person instruction. We will be using data from the Cook County Department of Public Health for our communities, weighted by the number of District 214 students per community, and posting the information on a dashboard on our website. That dashboard will be finalized in the next 5-7 days and will then be posted on the website. In addition, we plan to provide updated numbers to you via email each Thursday.
We will continue to monitor the number of students and staff with COVID-19 symptoms and infections and the number of students and staff in quarantine due to COVID-19 or COVID-19 exposure. For example, if we have COVID-19 outbreaks or individuals in quarantine that would not allow us to provide in-person instruction, we would need to potentially pause our return to in-person instruction either in a specific building or across the District. It is critically important for parents to keep students at home if they are sick or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Reviewing the data for our communities, the seven-day rolling average is currently at 78.4 (Weekly Case Rate per 100,000 People), which would indicate we remain in our current Stage 2. Our previous weekly case rate per 100,000 people was 62.0, and we believe this week’s uptick could be attributed to Labor Day weekend activities. If the rate drops below 70.0 for ten consecutive days, we will then move to Stage 3, the Partially-Flexible In-Person/Remote Learning Plan in October as noted above. We will also continue to allow special populations and specialized programs to be invited to attend in-person instruction.
Your school will identify and communicate the group to which you will be assigned for the return to in-person instruction as well as pertinent logistical information such as transportation and check-in procedures in anticipation of moving to Stage 3.
Thank you for your review and consideration of this correspondence as well as your patience as we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation.
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AUGUST 2020 NEWS UPDATE RECAP:
Starting off, the COVID-19 test center has moved from Rolling Meadows High School to the Arlington Park Racecourse at 2200 West Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights. The test center will be open daily from 8 am until 4 pm. Testing is free to all regardless of symptoms and is open to individuals of all ages. For more information about COVID-19 in Illinois, visit: www.coronavirus.illinois.gov
JUNE 2020 EPISODE RECAP:
Starting off, Arlington Alfresco has opened! Located on Vail and Campbell streets in Arlington Heights, Arlington Alfresco provides restaurants and businesses with more seating by utilizing village streets. Reservations are encouraged for those interested in dining at Arlington Alfresco and groups of 6 or less are suggested. For those preferring curbside pickup for shopping and dining, there will now be designated areas in the first floor of the Vail parking garage. Arlington Alfresco will be open daily until 11 pm. Many restaurants and businesses not located in the Alfresco area have also set up outdoor seating arrangements for diners and shoppers. To see the full list of businesses offering outdoor seating near downtown Arlington Heights, visit theahnu.com/news.
Pools this summer? Maybe! The Arlington heights Park District has begun filling up the pools! At the moment, pools are only being used for swim team practices but in the future, pools may open! We hope for the best!
Protesters in Arlington Heights on Thursday, June 4th, marched through Downtown Arlington Heights and headed toward North School Park in regards to the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor incidents on May 25th and March 13th, 2020.
Pictures taken by NUMEDIA staff photographers Russell Mathews, Daniel Lewnard & Jonathon Losos
View the previous article about protests in Arlington Heights with the link below.
Peaceful protests were organized in Arlington Heights regarding the George Floyd incident on May 25th, 2020. Protests were held in North School Park at Eastman & Evergreen.
The Village if Arlington Heights promises to honor its fallen Veterans and their Gold Star Families every year, This year because of the pandemic Covid-19, the ceremony was done using the Stay at home guidelines required by the CDC. This Unique tribute has some extraordinary guest speakers. The Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights honors all its Military Heroes.
View the video below.
Starting Friday, May 22nd, the state of Illinois is offering free Covid-19 testing to anybody who believes they require it. The testing site is located at the Arlington Park Racecourse (2200 Euclid Ave. Arlington Heights) and will be open 8am thorough 4pm everyday-while supplies last. All citizens are not required to have a doctors referral but require a photo ID.
Rolling Meadows High School Test Center is similar to the new Arlington Park Test Center
The Arlington Alfresco plan gives restaurants an opportunity to provide more outdoor seating by utilizing village streets.
For more information, view the PDF below.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Arlington Heights Frontier Days has been postponed until 2021.
For more information, visit https://www.frontierdays.org/
According to Google Trends, searches for “how to help” are at an all-time high. People around the world are searching for ways to help their communities, the elderly, small businesses, and essential workers.
As we enter a critical phase in the fight against COVID-19, I hope all in the City of Good Neighbors are staying safe and healthy in these very challenging times.
The 2020 yardwaste collection program begins April 2 and runs until December 15.
Groot offers the per-bag Landscape sticker* program, the Landscape waste subscription program and the Landscape waste/food scrap subscription program.
*Landscape stickers are $2.85 each
$18.33 for once-a-week curbside service.
$25.84 for twice-a-week curbside service
$29.58 for once-a-week backdoor service
$42.44 for twice-a-week backdoor service
View the 2020-2021 Groot Brochure below
The newly expanded and renovated Arlington Ridge Center (ARC), formerly Olympic Indoor Swim Center, will be hosting its grand opening, or "Elevation Celebration", on December 31st starting at 10am at the ARC located at 660 N. Ridge Ave in Arlington Heights. The new recreation center has more ways to swim with a new warm water pool and renovated kids and lap swim area, more ways to play with the new double gymnasium, more ways to get fit with a new fitness area including new workout equipment and more ways to walk and run with an elevated running track.
All are invited to the Arlington Heights Police Station open house on Saturday, March 16th from 11:30-2pm. You will be able to tour the indoor firing range, interview rooms, lock-up area, the evidence processing room and many of the other areas in the new state of the art facility. The cost of the new station was 27.9 million with demolition of the former police station and the temporary police station on Shure Drive.
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Due to Labor Day on Monday, September 3, collection services will change for single-family residences served by Groot
If your collection day is...
Monday - your garbage, recycling, and landscape waste will be picked up on Tuesday, September 4.
Tuesday - your garbage, recycling, and landscape waste will be picked up on Wednesday, September 5.
Thursday - your garbage, recycling, and landscape waste will be picked up on Friday, September 7.
Friday - your garbage, recycling, and landscape waste will be picked up on Saturday, September 8.
If your primary day is…
Monday (north of Oakton and west of Arlington Heights Rd) there will be no changes.
Tuesday (south of Oakton and west of Arlington Heights Rd) there will be no changes.
Thursday (north of Oakton and east of Arlington Heights Rd) garbage, recycling, & landscape waste will be collected on
Friday, July 6th.
Friday (south of Oakton and east of Arlington Heights Rd) garbage, recycling, & landscape waste will be collected on Saturday, July 7th.
Just move it! The 5k run and 1 mile walk is on Saturday April 21st. All money will benefit the abc 25 foundation, a non profit volunteer organization that raises funds for innovative learning initiatives that are not otherwise supported in the classroom! Registration closes April 18th! Register soon!