Community Updates

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.


EA Community Updates

Thinking About 2021-2022

With just over one month until the start of school, we are hard at work planning for the 2021-2022 school year. As we have done since the pandemic began, we have posted all of the  correspondence sent to EA families to the Community Updates page of the EA website. This morning an email was sent to all EA families regarding some of our thoughts and plans for the 2021/22 school year. Click "for more details" to view this email as well as all other COVID-19 related communication.


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Reminder of COVID-19 Protocols

Reminder about COVID-19 protocols including Communications, Rapid COVID-19 Tests, Alternative Diagnosis, Testing Positive for COVID-19, Exposure to COVID-19, and Siblings.

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Return to On Campus Learning

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.

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Update on Return to Remote Learning

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 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.

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Return to Remote Learning

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.

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Community Update

Updates in light of the recent increase in cases and positivity rates in our are and the approaching holidays.

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Community Update

Updates on communication about individuals with symptoms, individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, cohort closures, rapid COVID-19 tests, and alternative diagnosis

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COVID Communication Update

Updates and information on the case numbering system, communication to cohorts and community, mask wearing on Campus, siblings of individuals exhibiting symptoms, and monitoring.

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Elgin Academy's Re-Opening Plan

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.

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