Reminder about COVID-19 protocols including Communications, Rapid COVID-19 Tests, Alternative Diagnosis, Testing Positive for COVID-19, Exposure to COVID-19, and Siblings.
One of the best ways to maintain normalcy during times of change and uncertainty is to stay informed and connected. This page is designed to do just that for the Elgin Academy community. Here you will find the very latest information about Elgin Academy's COVID response, as well as, past community updates. Additionally we will post the most recent updated policies to EA's Together on the Hilltop plan.
As of now our plan is to return to school in person on Monday, December 7th. As we have said all along, we want to be in person as much as we feel we safely can for all of the members of our multi-age community, and we feel that having spent numerous weeks either learning remotely or on a break we can return.
Changes to reporting on the COVID Dashboard.
We have today received important information from the Kane County Department of Public Health (KCDPH). The department has urged all public and private schools to take an, “Adaptive Pause...to help stem the spread of COVID-19” and to suspend all in-person work, including co-curricular activities, during that time. Therefore, we will be extending our period of remote learning until Friday, December 4th based on this latest communication.
We will remain remote at least through Tuesday, November 24th, our last scheduled day of classes before the Thanksgiving break. We will determine by Friday, November 27th (and sooner if possible) whether we can return in person on Monday, November 30th.
Important steps that we all can take to decrease exposure in our Elgin Academy community:
Updates in light of the recent increase in cases and positivity rates in our are and the approaching holidays.
Updates on communication about individuals with symptoms, individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, cohort closures, rapid COVID-19 tests, and alternative diagnosis
Updates and information on the case numbering system, communication to cohorts and community, mask wearing on Campus, siblings of individuals exhibiting symptoms, and monitoring.
New guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding COVID-19
Re-Opening Plan Update sent on Friday, August 20, 2020, regarding changes in the start dates for fall.
Members of the EA Community,
We have learned a great deal from our transition to Connected Learning last spring as well as from the guidelines and recommendations that have been collected from the CDC, local and federal authorities, and in concert with other independent schools in the region. We have utilized this acquired knowledge to make plans for the 2020/21 academic year. In this document you will find details about our Re-Opening the Hilltop plan.
n the document that follows, you will find details about our thoughts and we will introduce you to the members of our Re-Opening the Hilltop Committees who will be hard at work this summer thinking about our transition into the fall.
Please click "read more" to view this message about the 2020-2021 school year from Seth Hanford, Head of School, and Doug Sept, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs.
Please click read more to view this update regarding the 2020-2021 School Year from Doug Sept, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, and Marnie Kut, Assistant Head of School for External Affairs.