Distance Learning resumes Monday, March 30

March 28, 2020

Topic: Updates

The following email was sent to CCSD21 parents on March 28, 2020. Please contact your school office if you are not receiving emails from School District 21.

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March 28, 2020

Dear CCSD21 families,

We hope your family is healthy and have had a restful Spring Break. We will miss greeting your children in person on Monday morning, but look forward to resuming Distance Learning and supporting them remotely.

We will continue with Distance Learning through Tuesday, April 7, in accordance with the Governor’s current Stay at Home order. This continues to be a rapidly changing crisis and it is possible a longer period of school closure may be necessary. We will continue to communicate with families whenever we have additional information from state and local officials.

Information about home internet access and community WiFi access is available here. Alternatively, families without home internet access can request paper Distance Learning materials by completing this form or calling their child’s school and leaving a message. If your family will have difficulty connecting to the Internet or completing Distance Learning activities, please contact your school principal.

Please reference this document for tips about our online learning tools and resources, how to care for and troubleshoot any issues with your child’s Chromebook, and if necessary, the process to swap your child’s Chromebook.

Food service will continue next week and every weekday during the school closure from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Free meals are available for every child age 18 and under. Meals will be distributed at these locations.

Finally, as a reminder, the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order remains in place through April 7. The order means that individuals should limit their time outside of the home to only those tasks that are critical, like going to buy groceries, going to the doctor, and picking up medicine (Frequently Asked Questions answered here).

As the warmer weather returns, we know that it will be increasingly difficult for our families to limit the kind of outdoor activity we are accustomed to. However, for the safety of all of us, we need to closely adhere to social distancing requirements and the Governor’s stay at home order. While the Governor’s order does allow families to take a walk, or be outside to exercise it is important to not congregate in groups. All CCSD21 playgrounds and parks are closed while the Governor’s stay at home order is in effect.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we come together as a community to protect the health and safety of all.


Dr. Michael Connolly