Plan For In-Person Learning Still Set for Thursday


Empty Niles West hallway.

By Emily Chin, Managing Editor

Among students and staff, questions have arisen as to whether or not school will actually resume Thursday, Jan. 13 as scheduled, in light of the forthcoming SHIELD Testing results collected Tuesday, Jan. 4. As of this morning, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Community Relations April Stallworth reiterated that Niles West will continue to follow the plan to return to in-person, sent home to families on Jan. 8.

“Our goal is to safely have students in person. We look forward to welcoming staff and students back tomorrow, Thursday, 1/13/22,” Stallworth wrote.

According to Superintendent Dr. Steven Isoye’s  Jan. 8 adaptive pause update, “once staffing rates improve, districts/schools will return to in-person learning.”

The NWN has not received the specific staffing rates required to resume in-person instruction.