COVID-19 Information



COVID-19 Information

Fenton High School is continuing to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. On this page you will find information and updates on the impact to Fenton.

The staff of Fenton High School continues to encourage the 3Ws: Wearing a face covering, Watching our physical distance, and Washing our hands often.

If you have any questions, send an email to fentonhelp@fenton100.org.




Fenton's COVID-19 Data

When students or staff test positive for COVID-19 Fenton High School works collaboratively with the DuPage County Health Department to review the situation and notify close contacts, if there are any. Those who test positive or are considered a close contact must then self quarantine to avoid potential spread.

The charts below include end-of-the-week data as of the Fridays listed along the bottom.

 













Confirmed Positive Cases

Below is a list of COVID-19 positive incidents at Fenton High School for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Posting an incident means the review has concluded and all close contacts have been notified.

Due to health privacy laws, the identities of these individuals will not be released.  

  • September 23, 2021 -- one student tested positive for COVID-19.

  • September 20, 2021 -- one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

  • September 13, 2021 -- two students and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

  • September 10, 2021 -- three students tested positive for COVID-19.

  • September 9, 2021 -- six students tested positive for COVID-19.

  • September 7, 2021 -- two students and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

  • September 2, 2021 -- one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 30, 2021 -- one student tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 27, 2021 -- one student tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 26, 2021 -- one student tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 20, 2021 -- one student and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 18, 2021 -- Three students tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 16, 2021 -- One student and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.  

  • August 5, 2021 -- One staff member tested positive for COVID-19.






Recent Guidance


Full In-Person Learning Fall 2021
The Illinois State Board of Education voted in May to send most-or-all students into their traditional classrooms for the 2021-22 school year and limit remote learning options. Much of this push is due to the availability of vaccines and the success of numerous precautionary measures. 

What does it mean for Fenton?  FHS will open its door in the fall fully in-person, which includes free breakfast and lunches at school. 

On July 27th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance for schools for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, which has been adopted by the IDPH. Fenton will follow these guidelines as the safety of our students is our utmost priority.  Remember, this is a fluid situation and subject to change, but here are some important takeaways from the guidance:
  • CDC is recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Masks do not need to be worn outdoors.

  • Maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance when possible

Furthermore, Governor JB Pritzker issued a mandate on August 4th requiring the use of masks in all Illinois schools regardless of vaccination status.


Illinois' School Employee Mandate
Governor Pritzker issued an executive order on August 26 requiring all educational employees to be vaccinated or begin weekly testing by September 5. Local health departments are allowed to require more frequent testing of unvaccinated school employees.

Update: On September 3, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the compliance timeline for school personnel to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing has been extended until September 19.






Return to Learn Student Expectations

Principal Sam Bentsen sent an email to all students and parents the week before school started and his message contained a link to the “Fenton Return to Learn Student Expectations” document. Fenton asks that students and their parents or guardians review this document together and become familiar with all the topics involved with returning to school during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the “Fenton Return to Learn Student Expectations” document.

Haga clic aquí para leer el documento “Fenton Return to Learn Student Expectations”.




Need Proof of Vaccination?

The Illinois Department of Public Health created a web portal called "Vax Verify," which allows individuals 18 and older to access proof of their COVID-19 vaccination in case they lost their card or need to prove their vaccination status on short notice. 

To create an account and use Vax Verity, click on the link below:

https://idphportal.illinois.gov/





Free COVID Testing Locations

Listed below are locations for free COVID-19 testing, as recommended by the DuPage County Health Department.

Odeum Expo Center (Drive-thru Testing)
1033 N. Villa Avenue Villa Park, IL 60181
Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 6 pm
Parent or guardian must be present for individuals under the age of 18.

Illinois Department of Public Health
Arlington International Racecourse (Drive-thru Testing)
823 Wilke Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Monday thru Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm
Parent or guardian must be present for individuals under the age of 18.

Illinois Department of Public Health
Across from the Chicago Premium Outlets (Drive-thru and Walk-up Testing)
2450 N. Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60502
Monday thru Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 am - 4 pm or until testing capacity has been reached for the day on a First Come, First Serve basis.
Parent or guardian must be present for individuals under the age of 18.




Private Testing:

VNA Mobile Clinic at St. Alexis Catholic Church
400 W. Wood Avenue Bensenville, IL 60106
Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm


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