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Evanston Township High School will announce a re-opening plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year in the next few weeks, according to a letter emailed to parents and guardians on Tuesday, June 30.

The letter also included a link to a poll to “help prioritize our efforts in the areas of health/schedule preferences, and transportation”.  The six-question poll will be available until 4 pm on July 6.

 The results of the poll will be released during a virtual town hall on Friday, July 24th. at 6 pm.  Parents and guardians will be able to submit questions about the re-opening plan in advance of the meeting.  More details about the meeting will be sent to parents and available on the ETHS website at a later date.

Return to School Poll 2020 for Families

1. What grade is your student entering this fall?

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

 2. What race/ethnicity best describers your child?

  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Black or African American
  • Latinx
  • Two or More Races
  • White
  •  Multiple ethnicity/other (please specify)

 3. Please select the statement that best reflects your plans for the upcoming school year.

  • My student will attend school in-person if the option is available. Our family understands that safety protocols as per ISBE guidelines will be in place. 
  • My  student will not attend in-person school due to an underlying health condition. Our family understands that remote learning plans, schedules and services are different from those developed for in-person instruction.
  • My student will not attend school in-person but will participate in remote learning if the option is available. Our family understands that remote learning plans, schedules and services are different from those developed for in-person instruction.
  • My student will be withdrawing from ETHS District 202 for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

4. If ETHS needs to begin the 2020-2021 school year blending both in-person learning at school and e-learning at home in order to follow health and safety guidelines, please rank the scheduling options presented below from most preferred to least preferred:

  • Sending your child to in-person school one week and then learning at home the next week
  • Sending your child to in-person school on only certain days of the week (e.g. Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday).  On days your child is not in school, will participate in remote learning.
  • Having your child learn at home full-time every day (e-learning every day)

5. If schools are not open every day for in-person learning for all students, we need to consider which experiences to prioritize for students while they are in school.  What re the most important experiences for your child to have while attending school in-person?  Choose up to 3.

  • Instruction in core content areas like reading, writing, math, science and social studies
  • Support services like counseling and/or therapy
  • Supports for students who are having difficulties in reading or math
  • Activities that build social-emotional skills like communication, collaboration, empathy, etc.
  • Classes like art, music, physical education (P.E.) and electives

 6. Per ISBE guidelines, “all individuals are required to wear a mask, have no more than 50 students on a bus and socially distance to the greatest extent possible.”  As a reminder ETHS does not have school bus service.  

 Understanding that CTA and Pace are public transportation options for ETHS students, please select the statement that best reflects your ability to transport your student to and from school each day.

  • I am willing and able to transport my student to and from school each day. 
  • I am not able or willing to transport my student to and from school each day. My child plans to walk or bike to school or take public transportation.
  • My student will only attend school remotely (e-learning), if the option is available.