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Return to School 2020-2021 Remote Learning

return to school plan


A notice to our Morton 201 Families

Dear Morton 201 Families,

Morton 201 schools will begin the school year in full remote learning. Click here for the complete return to school plan. View/Download PDF of the Remote Learning Schedule

Remote Learning Schedule

Remote Learning Schedule

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. 

Executive Summary

How will Morton 201 schools re-open in the Fall 2020?

J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 has developed a Return to School plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year. In doing so, the District will be able to follow guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The plan begins with full remote learning with a goal to progress to hybrid and full in-person instruction ONLY when health and safety guidance allows.

Here are some important information that parents and students need to know :

  • Classes will begin Wednesday, August 19th. During the first three days, August 19th through 21st, orientation days are intended for students to meet their teachers, ensure their laptops are functioning properly, and to learn how to access remote learning for each of their classes. Over the three days of orientation, a student will attend one half day with no more than 17% of students scheduled to be in the buildings for each half day session and approximately 5-6 students, at most, in each class. Details will be provided by the schools in the next week. All IDPH guidelines will be strictly enforced.
  • School facilities will be open daily on a limited basis, including libraries, auditoriums, and other large spaces for access to Internet connectivity or a supervised, safe and quiet place for students to engage in their coursework. These spaces will not be available for “hanging out,” they will only be used with assigned seating for quiet study and only if social distancing, face covering and other health and safety rules are strictly followed.
  • Meals will continue to be grab and go with time allotted in the middle of the school day for students to pick up breakfasts and lunches. Meal pickup locations will be expanded to improve convenience and save our students time. Regular meal pricing must resume at the start of the school year, so please make sure you complete your free or reduced-price meals applications.
  • The student school day will run approximately from 8:45 a.m. until 3:10 p.m. every day, and all classes will meet daily at their scheduled times.

To the District 201 community, please be assured that District 201 will continue to be in regular contact with and monitor guidelines from local, state and federal health departments. The purpose of this page is to provide the Morton 201 Community with information and updates about the start of the 2020-2021 school year.


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. 

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Return to School Plan

Wear a Face Covering

State of Illinois 2020-21 Guidance

State of Illinois 2020-21 Guidance

Modified Sports Schedule

Stop the spread of germs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tech Help Resources


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