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Return to School 2020-2021- Full In-Person Learning

Full Day In-Person

A notice to our Morton 201 Families

Dear Morton 201 Families,

Morton 201 schools will begin full in-person learning on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Parents, please complete the following Return to School:Full-Day In-Person Survey indicating whether you would like for your child to return to full in-person learning or remain a remote learner. 

Health and Safety Highlights for Full Day In-Person Learning       

What are the steps that Morton has taken that will support the move to full in-person learning?

These are just some of the precautions Morton has taken this school year that will support the move to a full in-person schedule:

  • Hand sanitizer stations in entries, common spaces and classrooms,
  • Nearly 80,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE masks, face shield visors, gloves, gowns, Plexiglas dividers),
  • Each student attending classes in person will receive two cloth face coverings provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency,
  • Disinfectant spray solution for wiping surfaces in every classroom and in common spaces
  • Disinfectant backpack sprayers to be used throughout the schools during midday and nighttime cleaning and any other times as needed,
  • Floor and wall directional markings for hallways and stairways,
  • Signage throughout the schools to reinforce social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing and face coverings
  • Cleaning and updating of HVAC systems, including increased fresh air intake, upgraded filters where compatible with equipment, and running systems two hours prior and two hours after regular occupancy

Two important updates to the health and safety requirements make this change possible. First, the limit of occupants in any space is no longer 50. Capacity limits are now determined by the ability to maintain three to six feet of social distancing, depending on the use of the space. In the cafeteria, for example, students must be six feet apart in order to remove their masks to eat. The schools are designating additional spaces in the buildings for students to eat lunch in order to ensure we can follow this requirement.

Second, the minimum distance between students in the classroom is now three to six feet. Everyone must continue to wear masks at all times when in the classroom, and, if there is a positive case, anyone who was seated six feet or less from that person will be considered a close contact.  

Full In-Person Learning Schedule  

How do Morton students follow the full in-person learning schedule?

The intent of the full in-person schedule is to allow students to attend school in person while maintaining CDC and IDPH guidelines for physical distancing. This can reduce the risk of an increase in the spread of COVID-19 to students and adults throughout the community. Each school would be responsible for developing their physical distancing plans for their building. Face coverings for all individuals would always be required while in the school building.  This requirement is subject to change as these guidelines evolve. 

All students will follow the schedule whether they are on full remote learning or attending school for in-person learning. Mustang Mondays will continue in remote learning. View/download PDF of the Full In-Person Learning Schedule. The full in-person learning schedule is below:

Full in person


Meal Distributions

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Safety Guidelines

Tech Help Resources


Community Mental Health Resources

Resources available during COVID-19 pandemic in Cicero/Berwyn

Who do I reach out to for more assistance?


Coping with Coronavirus


List of community resources

"Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger." This resource from the CDC includes helpful tips on managing stress and anxiety, as well as numbers to hotlines and self-care ideas.

Visit the Morton East Student Support Services and the Morton West Student Support Services pages for community resources in the area and for tips on how to manage anxiety and stress during COVID-19. 


District 201 COVID-19 Dashboard

What is the purpose of the COVID-19 Dashboard?

The data represents the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and District initiated quarantines among students and staff who are present on our campuses. This data will be updated weekly, every Monday. 


Helpful Information for District 201 families 

The following are resources to help families during COVID-19. We remind you to wear a face covering in public settings, stay 6ft apart, wash your hands, and sanitize frequently. View more video resources from the Center for Disease Control. 



CDC: How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering



CDC: What You Need To Know About Handwashing


State of Illinois 2020-21 Guidance

State of Illinois 2020-21 Guidance


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


State and Local Health Resources

Illinois Department of Public Health

Cook County Department of Public Health

Cicero Health Department

Berwyn Township Public Health

Lyons Township Mental Health Commission

Stickney Public Health District



Return to School Handbook
View/Download the 2020-21 Return to School Handbook (PDF)
Return to School Handbook Document
Manual de Regreso a la Escuela
Ver / descargar el manual de regreso a la escuela 2020-21 (PDF)
Documento del manual de regreso a la escuela



STOP Germs

CDC: COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs




IHSA Modified Sports Schedule
IHSA Modified Sports Schedule page


Morton Athletic Sport Schedule
Morton 201 Athletic webpage.
Morton 201 Athletic Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Special Education FAQ

2020-2021 Return to School Plan


Frequently Asked Questions

Special Education FAQ