(updated May 28, 2021)
With the 2020-21 school year now in our rearview mirror, Lemont High School administrators are turning their attention to planning for the 2021-22 school year. As has been the case since our schedule was first interrupted in March 2020, all future plans are tentative. Having said that, here are some key points for the 2021-22 school year, based on the information we have at this time.
- We expect all students will attend school in person from 8 a.m.-2:37 p.m. every day.
- We plan to resume the regular block schedule (i.e., four 87-minute class periods), including lunch.
- This fall, daily instruction will not be livestreamed and students will not have the option of attending classes virtually. Traditional options will be available for students to make up work when they are absent.
- In classrooms, three feet of physical distance will be maintained between students, as well as between students and teachers.
- Compliance with virus mitigation strategies - wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, frequently washing hands, and self-screening for symptoms - will continue to be necessary until vaccination numbers have increased.
- Six feet of physical distance between students will be maintained in the cafeteria and other locations where lunch may be eaten.
- Cleaning, disinfection and sanitation measures will remain in place.
- As in a typical year, students must be compliant with all state-mandated medical requirements for school physicals, dental exams, and immunizations. The COVID-19 vaccination is not required for students, according to current state law.
As we have for more than a year, Lemont High School will adhere to guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois High School Association, and other pertinent agencies. We expect each to provide updated guidance this summer, and we will share updated information about the upcoming school year with you throughout the summer.
If you have questions or feedback concerning our tentative plans for the 2021-22 school year, please click on the button below.
Please know that any questions asked may not receive a response if we do not yet have details finalized or are waiting for guidance from a state or local health agency.
It is important to note that, while we look forward to life on campus being a little more “normal” next year, we still are living in a pandemic, and there are highly contagious COVID-19 variants that have affected our community within the last month. Please continue to take precautions when necessary to keep yourself and your family safe. This will help to ensure our summer extra-curricular activities can take place without interruption.
We very much appreciate our faculty and staff, as well as our students and their families, for their willingness to adapt. We cannot wait for all of our students to be back on campus in August!