August 26, 2021

The purpose of this letter is to provide an update on information as we continue to navigate through these unusual times.  In regards to our current reopening plan, Hutsonville CUSD #1 has received its notice that our recognition status has been lowered to “On Probation” in addition we have also received our date and time for our conference call with ISBE  which will be August 31, 2021. 

Until August 23, 2021, both the IESA and IHSA guidelines stated that only schools whose recognition status had been lowered to unrecognized would not be allowed to participate in the state series.  This has been in their guidelines for several years, however, on Monday, August 23, 2021, both the IESA and IHSA Boards voted to immediately change it so all schools who remain on the Illinois State Board of Education’s non-compliance with the state mask mandate will not be able to participate in the state series to include regional play.  Furthermore, the following dates were given as deadlines. 

IHSA Timelines                                                                                                                                  IESA

Sport                     State Series Seeding/Entry Date                               Sport                     State Series Seeding/Entry Date              

Boys & Girls Golf              September 22                                   Boys Baseball                     September 3

Girls Volleyball                  October 7                                            Girls Softball                       September 3

Boys & Girls CC                  October 18                                          Girls Basketball                 November 9

Football                                October 23

Please call or email me with any questions you may have.

Julie Kraemer

Hutsonville CUSD #1