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Bellwood School District 88
Cook County, Illinois

Bellwood News

At Bellwood, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often, as we update it regularly.

COVID-19 Testing

The state of Illinois has mandated that all school staff that have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must submit to weekly testing. As an additional mitigating measure, we are partnering with Shield of Illinois to bring COVID-19 testing to District 88. We will provide testing for all unvaccinated school staff and students.

The COVID-19 testing for students is optional. If you do not want your child to participate in the testing program, you must sign and return the opt-out form to your child’s school. If you do not opt out of testing, your consent is implied. If you have any questions regarding the testing program, please contact the nurse at your child’s school.

Please see our COVID-19 testing letter for more information.

El estado de Illinois ha ordenado que todo el personal escolar que no haya sido completamente vacunado contra COVID-19 debe someterse a pruebas semanales. Como medida de mitigación adicional, nos asociamos con Shield of Illinois para llevar las pruebas de COVID-19 al Distrito 88. Proporcionaremos pruebas para todo el personal escolar y los estudiantes no vacunados.

La prueba COVID-19 para estudiantes es opcional. Si no desea que su hijo participe en el programa de evaluación, debe firmar y devolver el formulario de exclusión voluntaria a la escuela de su hijo. Si no opta por no realizar la prueba, su consentimiento está implícito. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el programa de pruebas, comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela de su hijo.

Consulte nuestra carta de prueba de COVID-19 para obtener más información.

Superintendent's Update

September 1, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian and Staff,

Thank you for a great start to the school year! I hope you have had an opportunity to enjoy the warm weather this summer. Like many of you, I am anxious for the coronavirus to subside. My team has been working diligently over the last two weeks to ensure that all students, staff, and parents feel safe while on our premises.

Please see Superintendent Holder's entire letter below. In addition, please view this Travel Advisory. We are suggesting that you avoid crowds, practice social distancing, and be safe and healthy this Labor Day weekend!

Welcome Back!

The staff of Bellwood School District is excited to welcome back students for the 2021–2022 school year. It's going to be a great year!