Willow Springs School District To Have Seated Summer School

The Willow Springs School District will have students returning to school beginning in July.   A seated summer school will be held beginning July 6, 2020 and running through July 31, 2020.   Summer school is open to all K-8 students who will enroll in the grade that they will be in for the 2020-21 school year, but will be taught by teachers they had during the 2019-20 school year. The focus will be on reading and math and on the concepts that were not able to be taught during the 4th quarter of the 2019-20 school year due to the Covid-19 school closing.   High school students in grades 10-12 next year may also enroll in summer school for credit recovery. The school district will run 6 bus routes and will provide transportation to and from school for every student requiring transportation.  Parents are encouraged to sign up their student for summer school by going to the parent portal at http://sis.willowbears.com.   
Although the Governor has moved the state to Phase II for Covid recovery, the following health and safety measures are being put in place for summer school:  
-Students will report straight to their classroom upon entering the building and staff will monitor to ensure that no congregating occurs
-Students will be required to stay with their class and no co-mingle with other classes
-All persons will be required to use hand sanitizer mounted at each entryway to upon arriving at school
-Hand sanitizers are being placed on busses to be used upon entering and exiting the school bus
-Students will be required to used hand sanitizer upon entering or exiting the classroom throughout the day
-Students will need to leave personal items at home, including backpacks.
-Custodians will thoroughly sanitize of each building after each day and throughout the day
-Parents are encouraged to call ahead if they have a need to visit the school (except for emergency situations)
-Parents will not be allowed beyond the school entryway (except for emergency situations)
-Each teacher will be equipped with a digital thermometer to check student’s temperature as needed
-Parents should screen their students before sending them to school and keep them home should they have a temperature of 100.0 or above
-Students who exhibit an elevated temperature of 100.0 or more while at school will be isolated from the rest of the children, still under adult supervision, until such time that the parent can come pick them up
A complete listing of all health and safety procedures for summer school can be found on the school district web site under the Parents tab.  They can also be found on the school district Facebook page.
Summer school in July will provide the opportunity for students to capture the learning that was lost the last seven weeks of the 2019-20 school year and to get a head start on the 2020-21 school year which begins on August 24, 2020.

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