Emergency Closing Information

  • On rare occasions, it may be necessary to close District 65 schools and centers due to extreme temperatures, inclement weather, or other emergency situations. The decision to close schools is always a difficult one, yet is made with the safety of students and staff in mind.

    As an alternative to canceling school, the District may choose to enact an E-Learning Day. This means that teaching and learning will take place virtually and school buildings will remain closed. E-Learning Days count as a day of student attendance and do not need to be made up at the end of the school year. As part of the district's state-approved E-Learning Plan, up to (5) E-Learning Days can be used per school year.

    In the event of a school closure or change to the regular schedule, the district will communicate with staff and families as follows:

    Please ensure that the most current contact information is on file with the district. Any changes can be made via the Powerschool Parent Portal, by email to registrationinfo@district65.net, or calling 847-859-8065. District 65 staff members can access the 'Change of Information Form' by navigating to the 'Employees' section of our website and selecting 'Human Resources'.

  • Late Starts

  • How does District 65 make the decision to close schools?

  • Inclement weather procedures (when school is in session)