2020-2021 Return to School: Remote Learning Plan

return to school plan

A notice to our Morton 201 Families

Remote Learning Schedule

Remote Learning Schedule
  • District 201 COVID-19 Dashboard

    What is the purpose of the COVID-19 Dashboard?

    The data represents the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and District initiated quarantines among students and staff who are present on our campuses. This data will be updated weekly, every Monday. 

Executive Summary

  • How will Morton 201 schools re-open in the Fall 2020?

    J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 has developed a Return to School plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year. In doing so, the District will be able to follow guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The plan begins with full remote learning with a goal to progress to hybrid and full in-person instruction ONLY when health and safety guidance allows.

    Here are some important information that parents and students need to know :

    • Classes will begin Wednesday, August 19th. During the first three days, August 19th through 21st, orientation days are intended for students to meet their teachers, ensure their laptops are functioning properly, and to learn how to access remote learning for each of their classes. Over the three days of orientation, a student will attend one half day with no more than 17% of students scheduled to be in the buildings for each half day session and approximately 5-6 students, at most, in each class. Details will be provided by the schools in the next week. All IDPH guidelines will be strictly enforced.
    • School facilities will be open daily on a limited basis, including libraries, auditoriums, and other large spaces for access to Internet connectivity or a supervised, safe and quiet place for students to engage in their coursework. These spaces will not be available for “hanging out,” they will only be used with assigned seating for quiet study and only if social distancing, face covering and other health and safety rules are strictly followed.
    • Meals will continue to be grab and go with time allotted in the middle of the school day for students to pick up breakfasts and lunches. Meal pickup locations will be expanded to improve convenience and save our students time. Regular meal pricing must resume at the start of the school year, so please make sure you complete your free or reduced-price meals applications.
    • The student school day will run approximately from 8:45 a.m. until 3:10 p.m. every day, and all classes will meet daily at their scheduled times.

    To the District 201 community, please be assured that District 201 will continue to be in regular contact with and monitor guidelines from local, state and federal health departments. The purpose of this page is to provide the Morton 201 Community with information and updates about the start of the 2020-2021 school year.


  • UPDATE: District 201 Holiday Break Notification - December 18, 2020

  • Update: District 201 remains in full remote learning - December 4, 2020 - 6:30pm

  • UPDATE: Hybrid Learning Model Schedule

  • UPDATE: Breakfast and Lunch Curbside Student Meals - August 24, 2020

  • UPDATE: District 201 School Re-Opening Update - July 25, 2020 - 6:30pm

  • UPDATE: ISBE guidance for schools in the 2020-21 school year: June 26, 2020 - 7:30pm

  • Pandemic EBT Application Available


  • Helpful Information for District 201 families 

    The following are resources to help families during COVID-19. We remind you to wear a face covering in public settings, stay 6ft apart, wash your hands, and sanitize frequently. View more video resources from the Center for Disease Control. 

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