Superintendent’s Bi-Weekly Message, 5-26-2021
End of School Year
As a reminder, the school year ends for Mundelein High School on Thursday, May 27, and for the District 75 elementary schools on Thursday, June 3.
Planning for the Coming School Year
With the school year winding down we are already preparing for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has issued a resolution that all schools will have in-person learning for the coming school year. The resolution provides one exception to in-person learning. Remote learning in the context of 105 ILCS 5/10-30
and 105 ILCS 5/34-18.66
would still be required for students who are both not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and also under a quarantine order. Students who do not meet these criteria may be eligible for home/hospital instruction pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/14-13.01
For your planning, the dates for the opening of school in August are listed below:
Wednesday, August 11 Institute Day, both districts – no student attendance
Thursday, August 12 First full day of school for all students in grades 1 – 12
Monday, August 16 Institute Day, District 75 only; Student attendance District 120
Tuesday, August 17 School resumes for all students
COVID-19 Vaccines for anyone 12 and older
A reminder that Mundelein High School will host vaccines for anyone 12 years of age and older on Thursday, May 27 from 3 to 9 pm. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please print, sign and bring the consent form: COVID Vaccine Informed Consent
This will be the last regular Bi-Weekly message of the school year. However, we will continue to stay in touch and will contact you when necessary.
Have an enjoyable summer, everyone!
Dr. Kevin Myers
COVID-19 vaccines available to anyone age 12 and over
Mundelein High School will host COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone 12 years of age and older on Thursday, May 27 from 3 to 9 pm. Approximately 52 people can be vaccinated every 50 minutes during this time frame. The second dose of the Pfizer vaccination will be held at the same place and times on Thursday, June 17. People must sign up for a time slot for the vaccine at this link.
The vaccinations will be administered in the North Gym at the high school. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Districts 75 and 120 personnel will staff the event.
“We are happy to make this event possible in our community so that area residents have easy, convenient access to the vaccine if they choose,” said Kevin Myers, Districts 75/120 superintendent.
Local services will also be on-site including CERT for campus traffic, the Mundelein Police and Fire Departments along with a paramedic.
“We expect to vaccinate all people who wish to be vaccinated in a safe, orderly environment,” said Kevin Quinn, MHS director of buildings and grounds and coordinator of the event. “This is a great opportunity to serve area residents and make access to the vaccine as convenient as possible.”
Please print the following documents and bring them with you to the site.
To Our D120 Families:
This is our Fourth bi-weekly message to keep you informed about what is happening in District 120 at this time.
It was heartwarming to see so many of our students excited to be back in school as we opened the doors to the high school for full-time learning, five days a week. It has been over a year since our students were on campus full time and both they and our staffs welcome the opportunity to be back in school. At the same time, we respect the decisions of students and families who have chosen to remain in remote learning. We are enthusiastic about supporting all our students regardless of the form of education that they choose. Next week we will again offer the opportunity for additional high school students to join in-person learning if they choose.
This Wednesday, April 14, we will host a remote meeting where we will discuss our proposal to modify student start and end times beginning next school year. We are following the guidelines of the medical community who say that students are more productive when they get more sleep. Join us at the virtual meeting on Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 pm in English and 7:30 pm in Spanish. Follow this link to be a part of those meetings: https://www.d120.org/events/proposed-school-time-change-webinar/. This presentation will also include information about the D75 schools as well.
With just about a month left of this school year, we look forward to celebrating our student achievements and honoring our senior class.
Dr. Kevin Myers