Robinson Schools

Notice

🡒 COVID-19 Dashboard for the 2021-2022 School Year

Letter to District Families

Dear Robinson CUSD#2 Families,

On behalf of the entire Robinson CUSD#2 staff, I want to express how excited we are to be welcoming back your students tomorrow. Again this year we are facing challenges and some modifications to the typical school experience. These challenges do not diminish the great sense of anticipation and happiness that we feel on this eve of the first day of the 21-22 school year.

As you may be aware, our 2021-2022 Return to School Committee created a plan based on the Guidance for K-12 Schools published by the CDC. Our goal with the plan was to provide in-person instruction and educational experiences safely while minimizing disruptions to the learning process and, when possible, adapt our prevention strategies to be more or less intensive depending on the level of community transmission in Crawford County. The draft version of this document can be found on the Covid-19 dashboard of the district website here. Included in this draft plan is a statement that Robinson CUSD#2 will comply with directives from any official or agency with the authority to issue directives to public schools. This happened with regard to universal mask requirements in all PreK-12 schools on August 4, 2021 with the issuance of Executive Order 2021-18.

At the August 16, 2021 Board of Education meeting, the Robinson CUSD#2 Board affirmed by a 6-0 vote that Robinson CUSD#2 would comply with the universal masking requirement. However, to clarify, they have not yet approved the full return to school plan. The Board of Education has directed the Return to School committee to make some additions and revisions to the draft plan. I would like to highlight two of those forthcoming updates.

One update is with regard to “mask breaks” during the school day. Mask breaks were encouraged during the 20-21 school year. This year we feel it is important that mask breaks are planned each day. Schedules will be slightly different at each school but mask breaks will occur. The final wording that will appear in the plan and each individual school’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible but mask breaks will occur tomorrow and each school day until masks are no longer required.

Another update will be in the Remote Learning section of the plan. Last year, the state required us to provide a remote learning option to all students as an alternative to in-person learning. In contrast, this year, schools “must resume fully in-person learning for all student attendance days” with the exception of students who are not eligible for a vaccine and are under a quarantine order. This language from the Illinois State Board of Education resolution was included in our draft plan. We now realize that this language may be interpreted to mean that nothing will be provided to our students 12 and older. This will not be the case. Quarantine periods will be treated like any excused absence for all students. Our students at all grade levels will be provided with classwork and the support necessary to keep up with their work. This will include access to a licensed teacher as needed to provide explanations and answer questions.

We all look forward to a time when such plans and precautions are no longer necessary. Until then, thank you for your patience and cooperation as together embark on what I am confident will be a successful school year.

Sincerely,

Josh Quick

Superintendent

Robinson High School
2000 North Cross Street
Phone: (618) 544-9510
Fax: (618) 544-7921
Principal: Victoria McDonald

Nuttall Middle School
400 West Rustic Street
Phone: (618) 544-8618
Fax: (618) 544-5304
Principal: Craig Beals

Lincoln Grade School
301 East Poplar Street
Phone: (618) 544-3315
Fax: (618) 544-4136
Principal: Kathy Bemont

Washington Elem. School
507 West Condit Street
Phone: (618) 544-2233
Fax: (618) 544-5502
Principal: Jason Stark

Community Unit #2
1301 North Allen Street
Phone: (618) 544-7781
Fax: (618) 544-9284
Superintendent: Josh Quick
Community Unit School District #2 

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