School closure extended through April 30

March 31, 2020

Topic: Updates

The following email was sent to CCSD21 parents on March 31, 2020. Please contact your school office if you are not receiving emails from School District 21.

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March 31, 2020

Dear CCSD21 families,

At his daily press conference today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that he will sign an Executive Order that will extend the state’s disaster declaration due to COVID-19. The Executive Order will also extend the Stay at Home and suspension of on-site learning orders through Thursday, April 30. We will continue with our Distance Learning plan and breakfast/lunch meal services (locations) for the duration of the school closure.

The Illinois State Board of Education allows school districts to utilize up to five Distance Learning Planning Days in order for teachers and staff to plan distance learning activities. Our first planning day will take place this Friday, April 3. Learning activities for Friday will still be distributed, but teachers will be actively engaged throughout the day in planning activities and other professional meetings and may not respond to students or parents immediately.

Making the move to a distance learning model has been a monumental task for teachers, students, and parents, and we greatly appreciate your understanding as we continue that work so we are able to continue to provide quality learning during this extended period of mandatory school closure.

We are sharing this information now to alert our families and staff of this latest development. We will be in touch again soon with additional details and updates for our continued distance learning efforts.


Dr. Michael Connolly