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Good afternoon students, staff and community.  On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, through the end of April 7. As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8. We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families as well as the school’s vital role of providing meals to students and families while schools are closed.  We are going to continue with our original plan of food distribution on Monday, March 23rd, from 9am-11am at each respective school site. If you cannot make arrangements to pick up the meals please reach out to your building Principal via email and we will make whatever arrangements necessary to assist.  

The staff are continuing to prepare learning materials for the students and communication about distribution of those activities will be coming soon. Additional information and guidance are expected from the Illinois State Board of Education and once that is received more information can be provided to all of you.  We will get through this together and we are committed to serving all of our communities and families.  

Please use this opportunity to focus on staying safe and helping to slow the spread of the virus.  As always, thank you for your patience and support as we all work through the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you have seen, this situation is evolving rapidly. As events unfold, we will continue to communicate in a timely and transparent manner.  Stay calm, patient and most importantly stay together as we work through these challenging times. We are a tough and resilient unit and I have complete confidence in all of you! Thanks again and Go Knights!  


Mr. Shannon Cheek