Last year, Huntley 158’s Board of Education approved a comprehensive decision making model last March which allows our level of mitigations to be locally controlled. This framework accounts for factors such as in-district positivity rate, community transmission, strain on the healthcare system and strain on schools. Based on this, the following revised mitigations will be present in our schools to begin the 2022-23 school year:
Masking will be optional, recommended, or strongly recommended for all students, staff and visitors in Huntley 158 schools and on school buses based upon the district’s mitigation zones. Masks are expected to be worn when visiting the health office.
Hand sanitizing stations are available in all classrooms and common areas. Proper hand washing will be encouraged throughout the day.
Isolation of Positive Cases
Isolation of positive cases remains the same:
Positive cases will isolate for 5 days.
On days 6-10, masks are expected to be worn while in school.
On days 6-10 students will eat lunch in a designated area where 6 feet of separation can be maintained.
Voluntary SHIELD testing will be available weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Martin Elementary School. Students and staff who opt in to testing will be able to test once a week for free. Take home tests will be available to all interested students and staff for at-home collection and drop off at Martin Elementary on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cleaning & Disinfecting
Routine cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces is performed in all buildings.
Stay Home When Sick
Most importantly, all students and staff should stay home when sick or showing symptoms and communicate positive cases with the school nurse.
No physical distancing is required for students or staff unless they have tested positive for COVID-19 (see days 6-10 above).