While academic courses will still be taught remotely, “in-person experiences,” a variety of student activities, will begin at the Evanston Township High School Campus on Feb. 16.

ETHS says the activities are being offered “to students in order to support their wellbeing and connections to their school.”

While a few of the activities have already started, the bulk will begin on the 16th. Sign-up information will be made available to students next week, including a list of what is being offered.

Among the areas which have been mentioned are some sports, fine arts, hands-on enrichment, and a “safe center” for students who would benefit from doing their online course learning in a supervised environment on campus rather than taking those remote classes at home.

Health and safety regulations such as the wearing of masks and social distancing will be in effect for all of the upcoming ETHS experiences.

District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon and ETHS Principal Marcus Campbell will discuss the activities on the school’s “ETown Live” YouTube program Friday morning at 8.

ETHS officials have said their goal is to return students to academic classes in the building some time this semester, but at this point the district is not comfortable with the ongoing level of COVID-19 in the area.

Evanston/Skokie District 65, the elementary and middle school feeder for ETHS, is planning a hybrid return to the classroom … about half the students in buildings, half continuing courses remotely, on the same day ETHS kicks off most of its activities … February 16.

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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