COVID-19 Response: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • ETHS District 202, along with school districts around the country, is closely monitoring the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The health, well-being, and safety of our students remain our highest priority. As rapidly evolving information becomes available, many questions arise. ETHS continues to update this page of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in response to state and national mandates, CDC guidelines, and other resources. 

General FAQs

  • What should I do if I have concerns about my child having symptoms?

  • What can we do to prevent the spread of all illnesses?

  • What is contact tracing and what is the current guidance? (Updated May 15, 2020)

  • What is ETHS doing to keep the school building clean?

  • What happens if a student or staff member is exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19?

  • What can family members do if an ETHS student is feeling anxious?

  • Is there a meal program for ETHS students while the building is closed?

  • What are the recommendations regarding travel?

  • Can ETHS supply Internet access at my home for my student to engage with e-learning?

  • What if I have an appointment at ETHS during the building closure?

  • What if I have questions about decisions made at the state level?

  • What steps should I take if I need to register my child at ETHS for the 2019-20 or the 2020-21 school year? (Last updated March 25, 2020)

  • Will ETHS have a graduation ceremony or other Class of 2020 celebrations?

  • How will ETHS students pick up their belongings and return school items?

E-learning Assignments and Grading: FAQs

  • Spring 2020 COVID-19 Grading 

    ETHS will employ a letter grade structure of A-D (including +/- grades) and Incomplete, provided: 

    • Second semester grades only maintain or increase students’ academic standing over baseline Third Quarter grades, as long as they actively participate during the fourth quarter.
    • F grades will not be assigned for the Fourth Quarter or Second Semester - students will receive an Incomplete.
    • An Incomplete for the Fourth Quarter may be issued for students who disengage from e-learning or are unable to complete e-learning assignments.
    • Assignments will continue to be graded by teachers; grades will rise and fall accordingly during the quarter.
  • How will attendance be taken?

  • What does hold harmless mean?

  • How will assignments be graded? (Updated 4/16/2020)

  • How are grades being recorded?

  • How will semester grades be calculated?

  • What are the expectations for 4th quarter?

  • Will ETHS continue to follow IEPs and 504 plans?

  • How can a student improve their grade?

  • What about Pathway to Honors, Earned Honors, and Mixed Level courses?

  • When are teachers available?

  • Will my student take assessments in their classes during e-learning?

  • How will this semester impact my college admissions?

  • How will ETHS manage gaps in content coverage and skills that emerge this quarter, particularly in course sequences, so that there is continuity of instruction next semester? (Updated 4/16/2020)

Testing and Assessment: FAQs

  • Will there be semester exams?

  • Where can I find information about Advanced Placement (AP) exams?

  • Where can I find information about SAT exams?

Remote Learning Planning Days: FAQs

  • According to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), districts may use up to five (5) Remote Learning Planning Days at any time this school year.  These days support educators in the coordination and implementation of strategies for continued remote learning.

  • Do students have e-learning on Remote Learning Planning Days?

  • When are Remote Learning Planning Days at ETHS?

Executive Orders: FAQs

  • Executive Order 2020-31 (April 24, 2020)

  • Executive Order 2020-15 (March 27, 2020)

  • Executive Order 2020-10 (March 20, 2020)

  • Executive Order 2020-07 (March 16, 2020)

  • Executive Order 2020-06  (March 15, 2020)

  • Executive Order 2020-05  (March 13, 2020)

Act of God Days: FAQs

  • On March 13, 2020, Governor JB Pritzker announced mandatory school closures in Illinois, beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30. All days that a school is closed pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-05 will be counted “Act of God Days.”

  • What are “Act of God” Days?

  • Will ETHS continue to provide remote learning during Act of God Days?

  • What happens when the Act of God Days are finished?

  • Are there similarities between an Act of God Day and an e-learning day for students?

Last Modified on May 18, 2020