ALL LAKE BLUFF SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED BEGINNING ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020.
Information about e-Learning for families is available by clicking here.
- Any student returning from mainland China on February 3, 2020 and onward should not attend school for 14 days after the return date. Absences for this purpose should be excused.
- Family members of these students should not attend work if they also traveled to mainland China.
- District 65’s Pandemic Planning Team met to review the most recent information, create a communication plan, discuss containment and prevention steps, review resources and assign tasks related to pandemic preparedness.
- Custodial staff are reviewing and implementing improved sanitation protocol.
- Extra hand sanitizing resources have been brought in and all visitors to the schools are encouraged to use them.
- Sanitizing resources for student devices (laptops and chromebooks) have been purchased and are on their way.
What you can do to assist us:
Practice and reinforce good prevention habits with your family.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands (Other resources for stopping the spread of germs are available here)
Continue to practice effective hand washing techniques (Resources on good handwashing from the CDC are available here)
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Stay home at the first sign of any symptoms of illness
If your child is sick, keep them at home and contact your healthcare provider. Talk with teachers about classroom assignments and activities they can do from home to keep up with their schoolwork.
Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed
Talk with your employer about sick leave and telework options in case you need to stay home with your child. Consider planning for alternate childcare arrangements.
- Contact your physician if you have question/concerns regarding your personal health history and implications of Coronavirus COVID-19
- Remain calm and reassuring
- Use these guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for talking with your children about COVID-19
Influenza Types A and B
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that cases of influenza is high in Illinois and most of the United States. The CDC recommends the following three steps to prevent the spread of the flu:
Get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine
Take measures to prevent the spread of germs (Cover your cough with a tissue or your sleeve, Clean your hands, Contain your illness by staying home if you are sick).
Get treatment if you have the flu. Call your health provider, they will help determine if you should take prescribed antiviral medications