Coronavirus Update - Notice of School Closure

  • Updated: April 1, 2020

    By Executive Order on Wednesday, April 1, Governor JB Pritzker extended statewide school closure through Thursday, April 30, 2020. (more information)

    All extra-curricular activities and school-sponsored trips, including all practices, competitions, and events, are cancelled during this time.

    District 211 e-learning (or remote learning) will continue through April 30, 2020. Information on e-learning is available here.

    Superintendent's Update Email to Parents & Students (emailed April 1, 2020)

    Additional information regarding extended school closure will be communicated through District and school website postings as well as emails, and if necessary, through the District's emergency communication system via phone call or text message.

    Information about COVID-19 is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website as well as the IDPH website. Also, FAQs about the Coronavirus and schools from the IDPH are posted here. High School District 211 will continue to follow recommendations provided by the IDPH and CDC. In the event District 211 receives additional information about the Coronavirus, and any additional precautions that should be taken, students, parents, staff, and community members will be informed appropriately. Resource information for helping parents and families cope with the impact of the Coronavirus is available here (en Español).

  • March 21, 2020 Update

    Updated: March 21, 2020

    On Friday, March 20, 2020, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker extended the period of statewide school closure through Tuesday, April 7, with Wednesday, April 8 established as the tentative date targeted for students to return to school. (more information here)  

    All extra-curricular activities and school-sponsored trips, including all practices, competitions, and events, are cancelled during this time.

    District 211 e-learning will begin on Monday, March 30. Additional information about this date will be sent during the week of March 23-27. Information on District 211 e-learning days is available here.

    Email to Parents and Students - emailed March 13, 2020 (pdf)

    Additional information regarding extended school closure will be communicated through District and school website postings, and if necessary, through the District's emergency communication system via phone call or text message.

    Information about COVID-19 is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website as well as the IDPH website. Also, FAQs about the Coronavirus and schools from the IDPH are posted here. High School District 211 will continue to follow recommendations provided by the IDPH and CDC. In the event District 211 receives additional information about the Coronavirus, and any additional precautions that should be taken, students, parents, staff, and community members will be informed appropriately. Resource information for helping parents and families cope with the impact of the Coronavirus is available here (en Español).

  • March 16, 2020 Update

    Updated: March 16, 2020

    Late on Friday, March 13, 2020 Illinois Governor JB Pritzker ordered that all public and private schools in Illinois be closed from March 17, 2020 through March 30, 2020. (more information here)

    All extra-curricular activities and school-sponsored trips, including all practices, competitions, and events, are cancelled during this time.

    Additional information regarding extended school closure will be communicated through District and school website postings, and if necessary through the District's emergency communication system via phone call or text message.

  • March 13, 2020 Update

    Updated: March 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

    The health and well-being of students and staff is the top priority in High School District 211.  The response plans below focus on ways that our District 211 community can help prevent further spread of the virus and protect us all.

    At the end of school on Friday, March 13, all District 211 schools will be closed for students on Monday, March 16 and will remain closed at least through the end of the day on Sunday, March 29, the last day of spring vacation.

    At the end of the school day on Friday, March 13, all extra-curricular activities and school-sponsored trips, including all practices, competitions and events, are cancelled at least through Sunday, March 29.

    Email to Parents and Students - emailed March 13, 2020 (pdf)

  • March 2, 2020 Update

    Updated: March 2, 2020

    With recent concerns over an outbreak of a new virus called COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has distributed information and guidance for schools across the state.  This virus causes a respiratory illness that includes fever, cough, and shortness of breath that can begin 2 to 14 days after exposure.  The IDPH advises that any student returning to the local community after having traveled to China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea should not attend school until 14 days have passed from the return date.  School absences following the return from China will be marked as excused on the student’s attendance record.

    During this influenza season, High School District 211 custodial staff are taking precautions concentrated on enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each school, as is the District 211 transportation department in cleaning school buses.  The following precautions are generally recommended for all individuals to help prevent the spread of germs from person to person:

    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick. 

     

    e-Learning Public Hearing Message from the Superintendent (emailed March 2, 2020)

  • February 27, 2020 Update

    Message to Parents, Students, and Staff Members  (emailed February 27, 2020)