Safely Back to School
Posted by Janet Bishop on 9/2/2021
As District 63 moves forward with the 2021-2022 school year, we are guided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) - and by our commitment to keep our school buildings open. Below are plan details; of course, as has been the case for the past 18 months, decisions are subject to change based on circumstances.
Did you bring your child aged 5-11 to the D63 vaccine clinic on November 16? Don't forget to return for the second shot clinic on Tuesday, December 7. Same place, same time: Family Resource Center, 3-7 p.m.
Couldn't make the D63 clinic? Cook County is offering appointments. Sign up online or call 833.308.1988.
- November 2: The CDC formally recommends Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11.
- October 29: FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5-11.
- October 7: Pfizer formally asked the U.S. government to approve the use of its vaccine for children aged 5-11.
- August 30 - September 3: SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 testing began in all schools.
- August 23: The FDA fully approved the Pfizer vaccine for all those aged 16 and older.
- August 23: District 63 announced that all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Susequently, on August 26, Governor Pritzker issued a state-wide vaccine and testing mandate for prek-college educators.
- August 4: Governor Pritzker issued a state-wide mandate requiring universal masking for all K-12 schools in Illinois. This mandate complies with July 27 guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health