Marklund Day School Families:
We are entering the final week of the 1st quarter. We thank you for your patience, support, and cooperation during the 1st quarter of hybrid instruction. Our goal is to have students return to 5 days of in-person instruction as soon as we are able to given the health and safety guidelines.
Marklund continues to monitor the data from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on a daily basis. Based upon the information shared by IDPH Friday, Oct. 16, Kane county has turned “orange.” Orange indicates there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 transmission within the county.
Due to the increase in cases within Kane County, Marklund Day School-Geneva campus will move into remote learning for the week of Oct. 19th. To support students during remote learning during the week of Oct. 19, Marklund Day School will use a remote planning day on Monday, Oct. 19, (NO SCHOOL) to prepare materials. We understand the impact this will have on our students and families. Again, we appreciate your support and patience as we work through this time.
Our Bloomingdale campus will continue to be full remote Oct. 19-23. I am happy to report that all of our staff who have been quarantined are doing well and are in good health! In addition to our staff, we have not received any reports of students experiencing symptoms either. Marklund continues to monitor the data from the Illinois Department of Public Health on a daily basis. Based upon the information shared by IDPH this week, Region 8, which includes both Geneva and Bloomingdale campus, has reached one of the warning criteria (significant increases in the daily cases across the region). Marklund continues to watch the data and guidance from IDPH and the local health departments to ensure we are able to continue with in-person instruction safely. At this time, we plan on opening our Bloomingdale campus on Monday, Oct. 26.
As we move forward to second quarter, starting on Oct. 26, we are looking at making a change to our hybrid schedule at our Bloomingdale campus. Our team is working out the details of incorporating Wednesday on a rotating schedule. This will allow for students to attend school 3 days a week, every other week, starting in November. Adding the Wednesdays will move us one step closer to our ultimate goal of 5 full days of in-person instruction for all students.
We are committed to providing high-quality individualized
educational and vocational programming for students, ages 3 through 21, with mild to complex disabilities, including autism.
We successfully transition students back to their home school district based upon academic, social, behavioral, and medical progress.