From the desk of Roberto Montejano, CEO of Envision Community Services
March 20, 2020
Dear Community Members:
As you know, the health and safety of our students, staff, and our surrounding community is a top priority. The evolving Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 situation continues to cause educational institutions and organizations in virtually all industries to make difficult decisions regarding their operations. We recognize that we must take appropriate measures to do our part in controlling and containing the potential spread of the virus. We continue to follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of Education, State of Illinois, Illinois State Board of Education, local School Districts, and Public Health experts on how we can keep our community safe.
In light of new information regarding the growing number of confirmed cases in Illinois, the State is now under a “stay-at-home” order through May 31st, 2020 while Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has already extended its shutdown through the rest of the current school year. As Envision Community Services (ECS) management continues monitoring our local situation and the various school closures it recognizes that this situation is very fluid with things changing quickly.
During this closure period, it is important that we continue to provide essential services and our desire is to continue to provide quality learning opportunities and resources. Therefore, much of the STAR work will continue; albeit digitally.
We want to remind you to continue to take simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include washing hands with soap and water, coughing into sleeve/tissue, staying home if sick, and practicing social distancing. If you are exhibiting signs of illness such as fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, please contact your health provider.
Thank you for your flexibility and patience as our team continues to work hard to serve our communities.
CEO of Envision Community Services