Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

Second Semester Schedule and Hybrid Learning Plan
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 19, students will follow the Patriot Hybrid Schedule. To help students get into this new routine, the current schedule for the next four weeks will be posted on the COVID-19 update webpage. You can also find a link on this page to view the weekly schedule for the entire course of second semester.
As we prepare to open campus for Hybrid Learning, we understand that families may have questions and need an easy way to access information. The top of the COVID-19 webpage has links to recent updates including answers to frequently asked questions and we have posted copies of communication sent to families at the bottom of the Parents webpage.
Please be advised of the following as you prepare for Hybrid Learning:

  • A material distribution for second semester will take place Tuesday, Jan. 12, Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 14, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 15, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. in parking lot B. Additional details regarding which classes have materials to distribute will be shared before Monday.
  • This Hybrid Learning Opt-In Form needs to be completed for any students who opt to attend in-person classes. It only needs to be completed once and can be filled out at any time during the semester but must be completed at least 24 hours prior to coming to campus.
  • All new ID cards, lanyards and population tests have been mailed. These will be used by students opting to come to campus for Hybrid Learning.
  • Students who would like to take a bus to or from school must complete the Transportation Sign-up Form at least one week prior to riding the bus.
  • Students coming to campus should follow this checklist on their scheduled in-person learning days and complete weekly population testing.

Providing meaningful education in a safe and compassionate manner is our primary focus. As a friendly reminder, all students, faculty and staff will be expected to follow our health & safety protocols. If you are feeling ill, even while at home, please contact the COVID-19 Clinic. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Updates webpage.
Stay Safe Pats!

IMEA All-State Festival
Correction, junior Eileen Kang (cello) was selected to the Illinois Music Education Association All-State Festival. Her name was misspelled in yesterday’s edition.


PREP Registration is Open
Registration for online spring Patriot Recreation Education Program classes is open including classes for elementary through high school students and evening classes for adults in the areas of:

  • Culinary and Fine Arts
  • Health & Wellness
  • Professional Development
  • Private Music Lessons
  • Sports and Special Interests


All IHSA sports remain on pause at the moment. The IHSA Board of Directors are scheduled to meet again on January 13. Currently, low-risk sports may not begin until the state returns to Phase 4 in the All Sports Policy. Efforts by IHSA to meet with state officials was outlined recently in the Daily Herald.


Name, Image and Likeness Policies for College Athletes
Michigan recently passed a law allowing college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness. The NCAA has long prohibited student-athletes from earning money in this manner but after California passed the first state NIL law in 2019, the organization introduced a similar proposal.

Illinois Expects Addition Federal Emergency Aid for Schools
An additional $2.3 billion in federal funds for Illinois schools is anticipated after a stimulus bill was approved that will inject $54 billion into K-12 public education programs.

Illinois High School Sports: A Year in Review
On March 12, 2020, many things came to a halt including Illinois high school sports. The Daily Herald changed how they reported high school sports and still honored student-athletes and coaches including Stevenson boys golf coach John Rueth who was awarded the Spirt of Sportsmanship award.

Illinois Teachers Could Get Vaccines Within Weeks
Teachers are classified as “frontline essential workers” in Illinois and are included in Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination effort along with education support staff and childcare workers. On Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker confirmed that teachers will have access to COIVID-19 vaccines in the next phase of distribution.

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