Letter from Dr. Gauthier: CrisisGo Required for Hybrid Learners

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NOTE: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leah Gauthier sent the following letter to the District 401 community on Jan. 22, 2021. To translate the letter into a language of your choice, go to the top right corner of this page where the Google Translate button ("Select Language") is located, and choose from the menu of available languages. Links to all of District 401's hybrid and remote learning communications can be found at our Learning Update Center page.

To: Elmwood Park CUSD 401 Stakeholders
Re: Safety Screener for Hybrid Learners

To support the health and safety of our buildings as we move into our new phase of hybrid learning, the District has implemented the CrisisGo health and safety certification system.

Every school day, parents and guardians of students who are registered for hybrid learning will receive an email at 6 a.m. This email will contain a simple link that brings you to a page to answer three health questions related to your student.

We have created a video explaining the platform and the process that you can access on our YouTube page here:

District 401 CrisisGo Explanation Video

Parents who opted for hybrid learning for their students will begin to receive their first daily CrisisGo email the day prior to return of their students; this first one will be a sample email for your familiarity with the platform. If your student is remaining in remote learning, you will not receive the CrisisGo emails.

For parents with hybrid learners returning to school on Tuesday, Jan. 19, you will receive your test email Monday, Jan. 18. For parents with hybrid learners returning to school on Monday, Jan. 25, you will receive your test email on Friday, Jan. 22.

  • Please complete the health certification for your student every morning before their arrival to school.
  • The health safety check can be done through a web browser with the daily link sent to your email, or it can be done through the CrisisGo mobile app.
  • Your student will receive an ID that will be scanned each morning alongside having their temperature taken at entryways.
  • If you answer "yes" to any of the three screening questions, please keep them home and contact your building attendance clerk; your student will be temporarily returned to remote learning until they are cleared for return to hybrid learning.
  • If the CrisisGo screening questions are not completed when the student enters the building, the student will be brought to a dedicated isolation space where they will participate in remote learning until the school can contact a parent/guardian and have them certify the health status of the student, at which time the student will be allowed to rejoin their regular schedule.

If you have any questions about remote or hybrid learning please reach out to your building principal. We will continue to share information and have everything posted on our Learning Update Center page on our website.


Dr. Leah Gauthier
Superintendent of Schools

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