Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that masks will be required for students, teachers and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools. The new measure is part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat a new surge of the Delta variant.

I realize this announcement differs from the reopening plan our school district recently adopted. The guidance that the school continues to receive is ever-changing! We are diligently working to provide the best education in the safest environment for our students.

At this time, the Board of Education will meet to review the new rules and will be looking into all options that may allow us to keep our original plan. Until then, we are preparing to open the new school year on August 19, 2021 with our previously established Return to Learn Plan.

Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to a new school year!