Evanston Township High School is asking parents and guardians what they think about changes being implemented in the 2021-22 school year.

A note on the ETHS website says “we continue to prepare for full in-person instruction in August 2021,” with a number of new policies.

Detentions and social probations will be wiped out. Students who faced those will start next year with a clean slate. End of semester exams will be eliminated, and block scheduling (longer classes), which started during remote learning during the pandemic, will become part of the regular school day.

The poll asks parents/guardians if they have any questions or concerns about the changes. Some of the questions will be used during a community webinar, “Preparing for the 2021-22 School Year,” on April 29 at 5:30 pm. The webinar will be on the ETHS YouTube channel.

“We are committed to returning to a different ETHS,” the announcement says, “as we consider how to reintegrate all students academically, sociallly, and emotionally.”

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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