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D211 Post: District 211 Now Providing Rapid COVID Testing

District 211 is proud to participate in the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Rapid Point-of-Care (POC) testing program for COVID-19, under which schools can use test kits as one measure of response to suspected COVID-19 cases among students and staff members.  All District 211 school nurses, certified nursing assistants, and athletic trainers are trained to use the Rapid POC BinaxNow COVID-19 Antigen test which offers a simple and safe way to determine a patient’s status through the collection of a nasal swab specimen.  Test results are available in 15 minutes.   The District will make the&nbs...

D211 Post: Fremd Says Thank You to Health Care Workers

            Members of William Fremd High School’s sophomore class executive board wanted to say thank you to area health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.  To do this, they collected more than 100 cards from students which were delivered to AMITA Health St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates.             Fremd High School Science Department Chair Karl Craddock said the idea came out of a brainstorming session among the 54-member board.             “They ...

D211 Board of Education Waives Student Fees for 2020-2021 School Year

           The Township High School District 211 Board of Education voted to waive the $170 instructional fee and $75 per semester student parking fee for the 2020-2021 school year at its July 16, 2020 meeting.  The move was directed to help families which have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.             In June, the Board of Education requested information on the possibility of waiving fees for the upcoming school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a report presented to the Board, District Superintendent Dr. Lisa Small ...

D211 Post: Schaumburg Student Named State Lead in Masks Now

            When many school districts, including District 211, switched to e-learning and state officials announced stay-at-home orders in March, Schaumburg student Emma Davenport said her family started looking for ways to keep busy.  They ultimately found Masks Now, an organization which pools the resources of volunteers to create and distribute masks across the country.              After a little more than a month of volunteering to coordinate communication and distribution, Davenport was asked to take on a new role.&nb...