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2021-2022 School Year

Hello Southland Family,

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and gearing up for a new school year. We have a few pieces of information to relay to you prior to the start of the school year.

·         In accordance with the RESOLUTION passed by the Illinois State Board of Education requiring all public schools to reopen for in-person instruction for the 2021–22 school year, Southland’s educational structure for the upcoming year will be full in-person learning.

·       The first day of school for each grade level is as follows:

Freshmen: Thursday, August 12

Freshmen and Sophomores: Friday, August 13

All Students: Monday, August 16

·         The school day will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

          We will continue to require that all students, staff and visitors wear a face covering while in the building and on school property, as well as on the bus. We will revisit the need to continue to mask after the 1st quarter.

·         Students are expected to be in full uniform on the first day of school.

Southland is prepared with a comprehensive return-to-school plan that incorporates the most recent recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois State Board of Education. PARENTS AND STUDENTS MAY VIEW SOUTHLAND'S UPDATED RETURN-TO-SCHOOL PLAN BY CLICKING HERE.

We look forward to an exciting year of learning!