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Seneca High School 2021-2022 School Year

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your patience as we prepare the Seneca High School 2021-2022 school year.   

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order Mandate on August 4, 2021, combined with ever evolving CDC, IDPH, and ISBE guidance changes necessitated modifications to our Plans.  As you know we passed a Board of Education Resolution on July 21st, 2021 along with a Plan.  Please know that our Plan may continually evolve as additional mandates, rules, and regulations are forced upon us.

The Plan attempts to meld input from parents and teachers with the guidance documentation from state sources.  The Plan prioritizes in-person instruction for all.  Seneca High School was one of the few state of Illinois schools to operate the 2020-21 school year uninterrupted by school closure and we are very proud of that feat.  We are excited to welcome ALL students again in 2021-22.  Please read the Plan carefully before making any instructional/learning decisions.

Yours in education,


Dan Stecken


Board Resolution superseded by Governor Pritzker's Executive Order Mask Mandate on August 4, 2021.

Below is the link to our signed Resolution from our July 21, 2021 Board Meeting.

July 21, 2021 Resolution

Below is the link to our School Plan for the School Year 2021-22

Return to School Plan - Seneca High Township High School District 160 2021-2022

FAQs Regarding Illinois Mask Mandate For Seneca High School District 160, Re Aug 12, 2021
The FAQ attached Appendices are not ADA compliant.

Appendix A:  "Move Forward" article from News Gazette 8.102021
Appendix B: Email/Certified letter from State Superintendent Carmen Ayala to Timothy Christian School on Nonpublic Recognition Status 8.11.2021
Appendix C: Prairie State Insurance Co-Op Email on Gov Mask Executive Order 8.4.21
Appendix D: Illinois Association of School Boards Update 8.9.2021
Appendix E: CDC Updated Guidance 8.5.2021
Appendix F: IDPH Guidance 8.9.2021
Appendix G: Conversation with Klein Thorpe & Jenkins Attorney Tom Melody 8.11.2021
Appendix H: ISBE Universal Indoor Masking Mandate 8.4.2021
Appendix I: Letter to the Community from Superintendent Dan Stecken 8.5.2021
Appendix J: Letter from Robbins Schwartz Attorneys 8.5.2021