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Return to School Transition Plan

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We know you have been eagerly awaiting the release of our Return to School Plan.  After engaging in several meetings with area superintendents, reading through countless pages of guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, listening to the sentiments of our families, and discussing the components of the plan with the faculty, staff, and Board of Education, we are now ready to share our plan with you.  As I am sure you understand, this plan is a work in progress.  We are receiving new information and guidance daily.  With that being said, updates to the plan are likely to be made between now and the start of the school year.


As you read through this document, please understand that our overarching goal is to provide our students with a safe place to learn.  We are committed to doing our best for the children of this community.  While learning may look a little different this year, our passion for kids has never been stronger, and we are excited to get the 2020-21 school year started.


In these uncertain times, stress levels are high.  Children look to us for guidance, support, and reassurance.  The best way we can do that is by choosing a positive attitude and showing them how to make the most of the challenges we face.  It is our hope that by returning to in person learning, we can alleviate some of the stress and bring a sense of consistency and normalcy to everyone’s lives for at least 7 hours a day. 


If you have a child(ren) that are feeling a little anxious about COVID-19 and the return to school, please let us know.  We have started discussions with Ms. Kris Fulkerson from Coping 4 Kids Coping 4 Life on how to best support our students who are unsure about the return to school.  We anticipate offering our students the opportunity to meet with her on a scheduled day prior to the start of the school year.  More information will be shared on this topic as it becomes available.


Click here to access our Return to School Transition Plan.  After reading, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or comments you have.  You can email me, call me at school, 523-4253, or call me on my cell, 830-5209.


Thank you for partnering with us in the best interests of the children.


With Bulldog Pride,




Robin Becker, Superintendent

Germantown SD #60

401 Walnut Street

Germantown, IL  62245

School:  (618)523-4253

Cell:  (618)830-5209