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 when possible:
  • Wearing a face covering if deemed necessary by health officials or if you feel uncomfortable,
  • Watching our physical distance, and
  • Washing our hands often.
If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected].




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. Those who test positive then self quarantine/isolate to avoid potential spread.

The charts below include the 2022-2023 end-of-the-week data as of the Fridays listed along the bottom. Click here to see the Fenton's data COVID data from the 2021-2022 school year.












Confirmed Positive Cases

Below is a list of COVID-19 positive incidents at Fenton High School for the 2022-2023 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 21, 2022 -- two students tested positive for COVID-19.

  • September 19, 2022 -- one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

  • September 6, 2022 -- one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 31, 2022 -- one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 30, 2022 -- one student tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 29, 2022 -- three students and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 26, 2022 -- two students tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 25, 2022 -- two students tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 22, 2022 -- two students and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 18, 2022 -- three students tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 15, 2022 -- two students tested positive for COVID-19.






Recent Guidance


Mask Optional
As school resumes in August 2022, Fenton reminds families that masks are optional. However, Fenton will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and as of August the CDC still requires masks to be worn for five (5) days upon returning from a COVID-19 isolation. 



Testing of Unvaccinated Staff
On July 12, 2022, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2022-16, which re-issued the requirement of weekly COVID-19 testing of unvaccinated K-12 school personnel.





COVID-19 Student Expectations

Principal Sam Bentsen sent an email to all students and parents in July and his message contained a link to the Fenton COVID-19 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 updated “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/



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