Information posted on:  March 16, 2020
Last Updated on:  April 23, 2020
Governor Pritzker closed all schools for in-person instruction, both public and private in Illinois from March 17 until the end of the school year in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus.  This means that on-site school instruction will remain suspended through the end of the year. The state is working with school districts to implement remote instruction so that no school district will have to extend their school year. The COVID-19 Pandemic has created an unprecedented situation the likes of which most of us have never seen. We are proud of how our staff and community have rallied together to face this adversity and risen to the challenge to provide opportunities to feed our families and provide learning opportunities for our students.
Upon the initial closure of our schools, we implemented our e-learning plan (called continuity of instruction) which had already been approved by the Regional Office of Education in the situation that we might need to use e-learning for a day or two if the weather caused too many emergency day closures.  That plan was intended to support students in the event of a closure of 1-2 days. We quickly modified that plan to provide support for an extended closure, now called our Remote Learning Plan. We will continue to rely on this plan for the remainder of the closure regardless of how long it lasts.

Read the communications from the District on COVID-19.

In closing, we will do our absolute best to support you and your students during this time. That includes responding to questions, connecting with you, serving meals, and being flexible. We know this is a trying time, and we’re all in this together. We are hopeful that we can return to school soon, but please know that we are preparing for an extended closure if that is ordered. Complying with social distancing and other measures in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 is of the utmost importance. Too many people have been infected, and have died. School is important, but nothing is more important than the well-being of our students, staff, and community. Stay strong, stay safe, and we will get through this together.