Safe Return Plan


Your Source for the Latest Information on D401's Return to In-Person Instruction for 2021-22

Dr. Leah Gauthier

Superintendent of Schools | District 401

Updates & Announcements

Welcome to District 401's Safe Return Plan! 

New communications about our safe return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year will be posted here. At the end of each month we will move these updates and announcements to the archives located below. The archives also contain all of the other COVID-related communications that we have posted in response to the pandemic since March 2020.

Governor Pritzker Issues Mask Mandate for PK-12 Schools

Executive Order 2021-18 (issued Aug. 4, 2021) requires masks in all PK-12 schools while indoors, including athletics and extracurriculars: 

Link to Executive Order Number 18
Link to Follow-Up Guidance on Mask Mandate (Robbins Schwartz Law Firm)

September 2021 Updates & Announcements

Update from Dr. Gauthier on Health and Safety Matters  | Posted Sept. 16, 2021

Link to Dr. Gauthier's Letter to Stakeholders (PDF)

Safety Information Video for Return to School | Reposted Sept. 1, 2021

Link to Safety Information Video (D401 YouTube Channel)

Letter from Dr. Gauthier on District 401's Safe Return Plan | Reposted Sept. 1, 2021

Link to Dr. Gauthier's Letter to Stakeholders (PDF)



Learning Updates Since March 2020

Learning Plan Presentations to the Board of Education

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