Summary and Framework

  • The ETHS reopening plan is based on guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    • The state’s Restore Illinois document provides overarching guidance and a broad framework for the “reopening” of the state.
    • Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, the reopening plan will continue to evolve and is subject to change as conditions may require.


    Guiding principles:

    • Maintain a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff;
    • Maintain our commitment to equity;
    • Provide meaningful and engaging academic experiences for all students;
    • Address the social and emotional needs of all students and staff;
    • Provide consistency and stability for all students and staff; and
    • Provide professional development for staff that enhances e-learning.

    Educators have been asked to transform the educational environment. 

    • School will not look or feel the same as before.
    • Every school is different. What works for one may not work another.
    • Flexibility remains essential.
    • ETHS is constantly monitoring local conditions, which at times change daily.