Princeville schools go remote until Dec. 7

Numbers “ballooned” in one week
Princeville CUSD 326
Princeville CUSD 326(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 3:05 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - Princeville schools are going remote until Tuesday December 7 -- after ballooning COVID-19 quarantine/isolation numbers.

The district says on Facebook that less than three students were absent the week of November 8 following COVID-19 guidelines.

As of today, the number of students absent last was over 80.

The district also says they’re testing 100 students who have been placed in “test to stay” protocol.

The district’s in-person learning begins Tuesday, November 23. Extracurricular activities are also canceled or postponed until December 7,

The following details were shared:

  • Teachers will communicate their learning expectations with students and parents through numerous communication tools (TeacherEase, email, Google Classroom, See Saw, etc.). It is important for students to complete all work/activities assigned so they do not fall behind.
  • Although many teachers will be working with students synchronously (Google Meet), some teachers will likely need to utilize packets and/or choice boards (especially at the younger grade levels). For those classes needing to move to packets or choice boards, those materials may be picked up on Tuesday, November 30th (times yet to be determined).
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided, with a Tuesday, November 30th pick-up date (times are yet to be determined).
  • The District Daycare/Migrant Head Start Program will continue to operate as normal.
  • The vaccination clinic for students age 5 to 11, scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 23rd from 9am to 12pm, will continue as planned. The clinic will be in the grade school gymnasium (masks and social distancing). We will accept walk-ins (age 5 to 11), but will be limited to the number of vaccines the clinic has available (100).

The district says the Peoria City/County Health Department is also recommending parents quickly access testing -- preferably PCR testing -- in order to limit unknowingly spreading COVID-19 over the upcoming holidays.

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