A Message from the Superintendents
*Updated: April 17*
On April 17, Governor Pritzker announced that all Illinois Schools will remain closed through the end of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we had certainly hoped we would be able to safely welcome our students and staff back sooner, this news was to be expected.
As educators, having our students present and being able to experience the joy of learning together and in person is truly special. It deeply saddens us that we will not be able to close out our school year in person yet we know that this decision was made with the safety of our community, especially our most vulnerable residents, in mind. Our educators and staff will continue to connect with students virtually and to provide meaningful remote learning opportunities for all children. We could not be more appreciative of their flexibility and that of our families in finding creative ways to engage our students in continued educational and social emotional growth.
We know this entire situation has been scary and unsettling but this community has come together in the most remarkable ways. We are all in this together and we will absolutely get through it together. Please continue to allow yourselves grace and do not hesitate to reach out to your principal or a member of our district leadership team to let us know how we might be able to better support you during this difficult time. Thank you for all that you continue to do for our children and the members of this community.
- Dr. Phil Ehrhardt & Dr. Heidi Wennstrom