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                    WELCOME TO 

January 13, 2021

Dear Parents,

We are gearing up for a return next week to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19. This email primarily addresses Health and Safety items, many building level details were sent by the principals. Please note the following:

1. Self-Certification
As we did in August, we are asking you to send us notice that you are willing to take responsibility for checking your student(s) for COVID symptoms. Please use the following link to respond to this request.

Link for self-certification:

2. Health and Safety Updates
Attached to this email please find an updated version of the Health and Safety Updated Guidelines. The first page highlights changes to key items and the following pages describe our guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

We know these are challenging times and we very much appreciate your patience and understanding.


John K. Butts

Health & Safety Updated Guidelines

A man with a dream 
January 4, 2021
Reminders from the Nurse:
We would like to remind everyone about our district's policy related to student travel. This was developed before Thanksgiving and shared with all district families via email. It is also posted on our dashboard site below.
"Please note that regardless of where you are traveling, cases are prevalent and the associated risk is heightened. Anyone who chooses to attend a high risk gathering, and/or chooses to travel internationally or domestically, will be asked to work/learn from home and monitor his or her health for 14 calendar days." 
We understand that we’ve had several students traveling this week. Depending on their return dates, they may need to miss school when we are back to in-person learning. More information to follow on Friday, January 8, 2021.
See below for more information. 


November 11, 2020

Dear Medinah Staff, Parents and Guardians,

This letter will share the news that, given all the information that we have, we are going to extend remote learning through January 16, the MLK weekend. In-person learning will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, provided it is safe to do so.

Families who made the decision to move from remote learning to in-person learning at the beginning of trimester two will remain with their current teacher until we return to school. 

DuPage County COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Below are two charts showing the sustained rise in COVID-19 new cases and positivity rates. The trend is concerning.




IDPH has moved DuPage County to the Warning Category due to increased risk. Furthermore, DuPage County Health Department school metrics remain in the "substantial community transmission" category for the fourth straight week with no evidence the upward trend will flatten or decrease. Also, positivity rates and new case counts for Medinah and Roselle continue to trend the wrong way. The positivity rate for Medinah for the last seven days is 27.85%. Anything above 8% is considered substantial. This is a far different picture today than it was in August.

With significant local risk, winter flu season adding risk and upcoming holiday travel/gatherings, this may open Medinah schools up for even more risk. Therefore, it’s time to make this decision. Each school district is planning their calendar differently, just as things were different in August. Adding to all of the above, the ability to staff our schools remains a major concern.

We will monitor all of these factors and should there be significant positive changes in the trends, we would consider an earlier return to in-person instruction.

I am proud of our staff and community for supporting the opening of schools in-person in August. Conditions at that time were better and opening was the right thing to do. There is now evidence of substantial sustained risk at the state, county, and community levels, which puts us all at risk. Moving to full remote until January is the right thing to do. 

Most sincerely,

John K Butts


Vacation Plans - We Need Your Help

The DuPage county health department (DCHD) has advised us to be cautious in the days following the Thanksgiving holiday. I have attached a document from the Center For Disease Control (CDC). It includes some ideas to consider for your Holiday with safety in mind. If we are in-person after Thanksgiving, we ask that you keep school in mind with your activities. If you need to keep your children at home after the break, please do so. However, please call your child’s school to report the absence. 

Keep Us Informed
During remote learning, we still want and need to monitor student health, particularly as it relates to COVID-19.  Please call your child’s school and/or email our school nurse ([email protected]) with any relevant updates.  As always, if there are any health concerns for your child/children, please consult your healthcare professional.

Remote Learning FAQ's

Please remember to practice the 3W‘s: Wash your hands! Watch your distance! And Wear a mask! 




 Reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 by taking these simple steps:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Practice social distancing. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 









for over 11 years

Medinah School District 11 has experienced a great loss. One of our beloved fourth grade teachers, Lydia Carbonara, passed away on Friday, November 13th due to complications as a result of her cancer. Mrs. Carbonara will be remembered as a true warrior who had a significant impact on the lives of Medinah students, families and coworkers. Mrs. Carbonara has been a dedicated teacher at Medinah Intermediate School for eleven years and she had a passion for creating a community within her classroom for students to reach their highest potential. Mrs. Carbonara will forever be in our hearts in Medinah School District 11. 








The Illinois State Board of Education has announced that 



Directions for REMOTE- Learning Students:

  • Lunches should be picked up at your child’s school on Monday’s (if no school, pick-up is on Tuesday)
  • Pick-up time: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Please note: In order to accommodate all lunch requests, email [email protected] BEFORE 9:00 a.m. on the pick-up day (Monday or Tuesday, if there is no school) with your child’s/children’s name(s) and grade(s).

Directions for IN-PERSON students – Teachers will continue to ask every morning if student requires a lunch.

MILK ONLY purchases will continue to be CHARGED TO THE STUDENT

Medinah School District 11 is using this convenient service for paying school fees and funding student lunch accounts. 

IF YOU HAVE NOT CREATED A PUSHCOIN ACCOUNT YET, follow these steps to create and link your parent account to your student. Please click here for Push Coin instructions 



2020-21 Developmental Screening Brochure 

2020-21 Development Screening Brochure - Spanish 





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Upcoming Events
Medinah PTO Meeting - MPS
Thu Jan 28 2021

The PTC Wizard will be available Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
Parents have through Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. to sign-up on-line.  

Click here to access the PTC Portal 


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Health and Safety Reopening Information - Click here

Student Supply Lists
2020-2021 District Calendar - Click here
Medical Forms and Information - Click here
New Student Registration - Email [email protected] to request a packet. 
Technology InformationClick here
Medinah School District #11 takes the residency requirements outlined in The Illinois School Code as well as the District #11 Board of Education's corresponding Policy 7:60 seriously. If you know of families living outside of District boundaries and sending their child/children to school within District #11 or have related concerns or suspicions, please contact the Residency Hotline at (630) 523-5610. The identities and personal information of callers will remain anonymous unless the caller gives the District permission to use their identity.  

Homeless Information

Medinah School District implements the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which provides students who are identified as homeless with certain support services to assist them with their educational success. 

Under the definition in the law, the term “homeless” includes individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, this may include children or youth who are:

 - Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship

 - Living in a motel/hotel, trailer park, or camprgrounds due to lack of alternative accomodations

 - Living in emergency or transitional shelters.

 - Have a primary night residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accomodation for human beings, or

 - Living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, or bus or train station

Children who meet the federal definition of homeless will be provided a free apropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the District.

Contact Us 

For more information about services for homeless students and local resources, please contact Medinah School District's Homeless Liaision George Gouriotis at (630) 893-3838 or [email protected]  


National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

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Roselle, Illinois 60172
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