Healthy Back to School 2020

  • The Sycamore Board of Education has approved the district’s Healthy Back to School 2020 Plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. This includes an adjustment to the 2020-2021 calendar as follows:

    • September 8 will be the first day of school for all students.  It will also be the first day of school for students in the virtual classroom setting.  
    • Grades K-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, and Grades 9 and 12 students in the in-person option will enter our hallways on either September 3 or 4.  Half of each will attend on each of those days to ease the transition to school.  



  • We understand families have many questions about our Healthy Back to School Plan. As you can imagine, we are experiencing a high volume of calls and emails from our families. We are doing our best to answer them individually in a timely manner. 

    In the meantime, we encourage everyone to carefully read our comprehensive Healthy Back to School 2020 plan. You can also find answers to many frequently asked questions by clicking here. This list is being added to daily, even hourly, as questions come into our offices.  Additionally, we understand the need for families to see more specifics around what the school day will look like, including schedules, for both face-to-face and virtual classroom learners.  Please visit our "Day In the Life" Examples for more information. 

    Some questions we will not be able to answer until we have a better understanding of the numbers of students and staff who will be in the buildings and in our virtual classrooms. We will provide more information to families and staff as these things are made available. 

    For our kindergarten, preschool, and special education families, we will be following up with more specific information about your programs and services. 

    Thank you for your patience as we continue to develop and finalize our plans to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. 

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