CCSD59 School Closure Extended through Remainder of 2019-20 School Year
This afternoon, Governor Pritzker extended the Illinois school closure to run through the end of the current school year. This will include all end-of-the-year activities and events. We will continue to work on details of how we will complete our end-of-the-school-year routines and celebrate the important milestones of closing out a school year. We will provide additional updates in the days ahead as those details and plans are finalized.
As we move forward knowing we will not have in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, we will continue with our remote learning approach to maintain our engagement with students in learning opportunities. It is our goal to stay connected with students and families and provide meaningful experiences in learning while supporting both the academic and social-emotional needs of students, families, and staff.
As we shared in last week’s communication, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to share your feedback regarding the experience you and your children have been having with remote learning. We look forward to reviewing and applying your feedback to continue to improve how we are supporting students, families, and staff during the school closure, and this feedback will also allow us to adjust our planning as needed as we engage remote learning for the remainder of the school year.
To provide your feedback, please fill out our Remote Learning Survey by clicking here.
We are also providing additional resources and supports for parents to help with the digital resources staff are using for remote learning. You can see parent guides and brief videos for Google Classroom, Google Meet, and SeeSaw at our new parent resource page here.
In addition to the digital resource supports, we are regularly updating our various parent supports on our COVID-19 page. This includes information about district-provided meals for students, resources to help parents talk with students about stress and anxiety, and the latest Illinois Department of Public Health guidance about best practices to stay healthy.
We appreciate your time and feedback as we continue forward with our remote learning plans.