Message from Superintendent Tingley August 18, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lincoln-Way Community,

Throughout the summer, our goal and hope has been to bring our students back to in-person learning this fall. However, based upon metrics provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Will County is presently at a warning level based upon community spread and COVID-like illness.

At the August 18 Emergency Meeting of the Lincoln-Way 210 Board of Education, it was voted to implement Remote Learning from August 31, 2020 – September 18, 2020. Lincoln-Way 210 has set a target to move to Blended Learning – A/B Days on September 21, 2020.

We understand this has been a stressful time for the entire community, and this decision did not come lightly. We know that Remote Learning cannot replace face-to-face, in-person learning between students and their teachers, and we are committed to providing an academically challenging, supportive experience for all students.

During the week of 8/24/2020 – 8/28/2020, we will bring approximately 25% of students into the building each day. Students will follow a modified schedule to meet their teachers and obtain materials for Remote Learning. Full Remote Learning will begin Monday, August 31, 2020.

• Monday, August 24 - Students with last name beginning with A-E
• Tuesday, August 25 - Students with last name beginning with F-K
• Wednesday, August 26 - Students with last name beginning with L-Q
• Thursday, August 27 - Students with last name beginning with R-Z
• Friday, August 28 - Remote Planning Day: No Student Attendance

More details regarding this schedule will be communicated later this week.

District administration and the Board of Education will continue to monitor our region’s metrics and will make changes to our plan as we follow the guidelines established by the Will County Health Department, IDPH, and ISBE.

We want nothing more than to welcome our students back into our buildings. Thank you again for partnering with us to support our schools and community during this challenging time.   

R. Scott Tingley