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Reopening Stevenson

2020 Reopening Plan Webinar

** Scroll down to see reopening-related communications sent to SHS families **

After much deliberation and having determined that any form of in-person learning as we begin school in August will a) compromise the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff; b) fall significantly short of our high expectations for teaching and learning; and c) not provide any of the social experiences that we would want students to have, we have made the difficult decision to begin the 2020-21 school year for Stevenson High School with a continuation of remote learning in an enhanced Remote Learning + model. 


  • All students will start the school year on a remote learning schedule.

  • Families do not need to enroll in the previously announced Remote Learning Academy.

  • Classes for all students will begin on Monday, August 17.
  • The Remote Learning + model will apply for the full first semester. 
    • However, if the health and safety conditions allow us to gradually bring additional students, faculty and staff back to campus in a blended learning model, we will be able to quickly do so.
  • We will facilitate a virtual Freshman Orientation the week of August 10.
  • Student schedules will be available the week of August 10.

  • Students will meet live online (synchronously) with their teachers and their classes every period, every school day through Canvas or Zoom.

  • The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) removed restrictions on assessments and grades for students for the 2020-21 school year. We will return to our “pre-March 13” standard assessment and grading practices.

  • We will have a full offering of virtual small group and individual tutoring options available for students.

  • If allowed by the ISBE and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), activities and athletics will meet on campus after school.

  • We will provide on-site meal service and safe work spaces on site for students in need.

  • We will provide virtual student services and support for students.

  • Our PediaTrust and Stevenson High School on-site medical team will provide students, faculty and staff with virtual medical appointments and in-person, on-site coronavirus testing in our SHS COVID Clinic.

We are currently finalizing the details of our Remote Learning + model, and we will provide further information on or before Friday, July 31.

To see the entire message sent to students, parents and guardians on Tuesday, July 21, scroll down.

Reopening Communications to Families