Dear Innovations Academy parents, staff, school districts, transportation and community:

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. This year is already different due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please know that we are committed to ensuring the safety of students and staff as we return to face to face instruction this fall. Our teachers will return on August 10 and 11th for all day staff training. The next two days, August 12-13th, will be dedicated to face to face student orientation, and remote learning orientation for August 12-14th.

The school is reopening with a group of students on August 12, 2020, and another group on August 13, 2020. In person academic instruction will begin on Monday August 17, 2020 for all face-to-face students. We will be following guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Center of Disease Control (CDC). We aim to provide the best learning environment possible with appropriate
safety guidelines to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Please note: School hours have changed for all student grades 3rd – 12th to 8:30 am – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The first week of school will have a different schedule to familiarize all students with COVID-19 protocols and as a way to transition and orient our students back to school. Students will be expected to log in and complete the online remote learning lessons/activities on the days of nonattendance. Academic learning will begin on the following Monday, Aug 17th.

Students will not be in school on Friday, August 14th, however remote learning is mandatory for students in order to be considered in attendance for that day. Teachers will be meeting on Friday, August 14th to support Remote Learning and go over any final planning and preparation for the full return of all students on August 17, 2020.

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Thank you,

Dr. Ariel Correa