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District 204 Covid Cases are on the Rise

District 204 Covid Cases are on the Rise

Lindsey Hall, Isabelle Leofanti, and Madison Moon
September 8, 2022

District 204 reported a sharp rise in positive COVID-19 cases throughout the week of 8/30-9/6. In the week alone, 285 cases were confirmed across all district schools, bringing the total to 449 positive...

District 204 will continue to implement the mask mandate despite downstate judges ruling.

Breaking: Dr. Talley halts in-person learning plans after Governor Pritzker’s T-3 mitigation implementation announcement

Leland Pan, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 19, 2020
Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley extended the remote learning period to January 15 from an email sent to families on Thursday. Students with special needs, the preschool, and those in the STEPS program will no longer be receiving in-person services. While parents had the option to send their child to school for in-person support, the district has seen a decrease in the number of families sending their child to school due to COVID-19. Regarding the winter sports season, families will be receiving a message for further guidance on Friday. 
District 204 will continue to implement the mask mandate despite downstate judges ruling.

Breaking: 204 delays hybrid plan until after Thanksgiving break due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Jessica Velazquez, News Editor
November 10, 2020
District 204 is continuing with a full remote learning plan until Nov. 27. Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley updated the 204 community on Tuesday with regards to the hybrid learning plan that was going to begin next Monday. As COVID-19 cases have been ascending these past two weeks, the DuPage County Health Department continues to remain under Substantial Community Transmission.
District 204 will continue to implement the mask mandate despite downstate judges ruling.

Breaking: 204 pauses hybrid instruction plan due to increase of COVID-19 cases

Leland Pan, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2020
Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley delayed the start of hybrid learning, referencing the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. He announced the change in a message to families Monday afternoon. All students will continue remote learning until at least Nov. 13. Some students with special needs, however, will continue receiving services from their schools.
District 204 will continue to implement the mask mandate despite downstate judges ruling.

Breaking: Two test positive for COVID-19 at Metea as 204 tracks increasing cases in community

Jessica Velazquez and Leland Pan
October 20, 2020

School Principal Dr. Darell Echols sent out a message to families yesterday regarding two new positive COVID-19 cases in the school. The two individuals were instructed to seek medical care, immediately...

Senior Elizabeth Huang prepares for her return to school.

Safety measures expected to be taken for school’s new hybrid plan

Emily Veenstra
October 15, 2020

IPSD held a virtual meeting discussing the district's plans to return back to school on Oct. 5. This plan involves students coming back to an in-person environment in patterns based on their last name...

District board members discus what going back to school during the presents of Covid-19 would look, an issue that they have been working on since early August.

204 Schools initiate hybrid instruction plan for students

Iman Hamid
October 8, 2020

IPSD Board members discussed their plan on Monday to get high school students back into the building by Nov. 2. Illinois is currently in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and at the selective in-person...

IHSA is going back to their previous Phase 4 guidelines for the upcoming seasons.

IHSA updates student athletes on new changes

Tyler Perry
September 24, 2020

IHSA had previously put upon restrictions for the 2020-2021 year that included modifying and shortening the seasons. They made a list for the different sports and what their risk of transmission was among...

Students and staff remain cautious when leaving and entering the building.

Metea Valley proceeds to take safety precautions for students and staff in the building

Cache Merriweather and Mishal Nizar
September 18, 2020

This year has seen a significant amount of changes in the way the world works. One of these being an introduction to a new way of schooling. Athletes and clubs are also having meetings on Zoom and practices...

Students spend more time socializing through their phones rather than communicating in person.

Social life of teens affected by the pandemic

Madison Moon,
September 10, 2020

Throughout history pandemics have caused a plague of negative impacts and challenges.  COVID-19 is in the media daily with its impacts on physical health, loss of life, and even the financial ruin that...

Soccer nets and basketball hoops are reappearing as people suddenly find themselves with more down time.

Social distancing has slowed down life, redefining normal

Myra Bajwa
April 21, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has changed the way the world operates, at least for the time being. Families are spending more time indoors, surrounded by each other. Gone are the busy days packed with sports...

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