From the press release:
Champaign Unit 4 Schools Pivoting to Remote Learning
Pursuant to guidance from Champaign Urbana Public Health District, Champaign Unit 4 will be moving to a full remote learning environment effective Monday, November 16th. The last day of in-person instruction for students will be tomorrow, Friday, November 13th. All Unit 4 students will be utilizing remote learning through the end of the semester.
Student transportation will be available for in-person instruction tomorrow, Friday, November 13th. Regular food service activities will continue as scheduled. Student support centers will also be open tomorrow, Friday, November 13th, but will be closed beginning Monday, November 16th through the end of the semester.
In past weeks we have been diligent in maintaining our safety and operational protocols and our students, staff and families have been excellent partners in keeping our schools safe. This return to remote learning is not due to increased cases in our schools but rather increased cases in our community. CUPHD has repeatedly shared with us that our safety and operational protocols are strong and help keep our students safe. At this time however, given the rapid rise in cases in our community, we need to do our part to help reduce the community spread and move students to a remote learning environment.
District staff are not restricted from being in their school buildings or offices and additional guidance will be provided to them in the coming days.
Tomorrow, students should be prepared to bring home any personal items they have brought to school. They should take home their technology devices and chargers with them at the end of the day. Students should leave school supplies at school so they may be sanitized and stored in their classrooms. Building administrators will reach out to families in the coming days with additional information. If families need additional hotspots or Internet access, they should reach out to their building administrator to ensure they have the necessary equipment.
All sports and in-person student activities will also be cancelled until further guidance is released. This includes any IHSA Winter Sports practices which would have started on Monday, November 16th. Athletic Directors and Coaches will be reaching out to student-athletes and families with further guidance.
Please refer to the District’s website for additional information over the coming days.
Top image from Champaign Unit 4 Schools' website.