COVID-19 Information Center

As new information concerning COVID-19 and its effect on District 214 becomes available, we will post it on this site. Please also find below links to COVID-19 information from federal, state and local public health agencies.

Current status and Updates: District 214 introduces three scenarios for resuming school in August

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schedules for AP tests and Illinois state tests. Updates concerning testing may be found here and under the "Additional Resources" section found lower on this page.

On April 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the launch of an online tool - the "Meals for Kids" interactive map - to help families find meals for children while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The map directs people to local sites where kids can get free meals. The map includes several sites within the District 214 community. A link to the map and additional details may be found below under Additional Resources.

On March 30, 2020, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker extended a "Stay-at-home" directive for all state residents, announcing that it will remain in effect through at least April 30. As one element of this directive, all public and private schools in Illinois will remain closed through at least April 30, 2020. In District 214, teachers and students will continue a period of remote instruction during this period. 

Remote Learning Plan Information for Parents

INSTRUCCIÓN REMOTA INFORMACIÓN PARA PADRES

Under the "Archived Communications" section below, please see Associate Superintendent Dr. Lazaro Lopez's March 26 update announcing that remote instruction for students will begin on Monday, March 30. Dr. Lopez's letter also links to additional details on how District 214 administrators, teachers and staff will be serving and supporting students during this time.

  • The closing of school from March 17 through March 20 were considered "Act of God" days, which, as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education, reflect circumstances beyond a school district's control. Schools are not required to make up these days after the regular school year ends.

Archived D214 communications to parents:

June 11 Update

Letter from Dr. Schuler, looking ahead to scenarios for opening of school this fall.

April 25 Update

Letter from Dr. Schuler, concerning Board's adoption of policy on grading as it relates to Remote Learning.

April 18 Update

 

Letter from Dr. Schuler, concerning Gov. Pritzker's suspension of in-person classes for the rest of the school year.

April 1 update:

Letter from Dr. Schuler discussing extension of Gov. Pritzker's stay-at-home order and school closings through April 30, with implications for end-of-year recognitions, award ceremonies and celebrations.

March 28 update:

Letter from Dr. Schuler, announcing updates from the Illinois State Board of Education on remote learning plans and sharing that District 214 has formed a community partnership to produce Personal Protective Equipment for use in the fight against COVID-19.

March 26 update:

Letter from Dr. Lopez announcing that remote instruction for students will begin on Monday, March 30, and that this instruction will focus on social-emotional support for students and opportunities for students to improve academic standings. This letter also includes a link to a remote instruction guide for parents.

March 22 update: 

Letter from Dr. Schuler concerning academic and social emotional support; Internet access; food distribution, summer activities and district strategic initiatives.

March 20 update:
Letter from Dr. Schuler concerning Gov. Pritzker's extension of school closings through April 7.

March 13 update: 
Letter from Dr. Schuler announcing non-attendance days through spring break.

March 12 update:
Letter from Dr. Schuler with updates on e-Learning plans; events, practices, competitions; internships; cleaning and sanitizing and precautionary measures.

March 3 update:
Letter from Dr. Schuler re: out-of-country trips


Additional Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 homepage 

Cook County Department of Public Health

District 214 updates on AP and State of Illinois tests

Meals for Kids Interactive Map - This map, available in English and Spanish, directs families to local sites where kids can obtain free meals. The map includes several sites within the District 214 community and gives details on location and dates of operation. The map's online location is www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids.

In addition, there is a National Hunger Hotline available for anyone seeking food assistance. Operated by Hunger Free America, the hotline can be reached Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central Time at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) for Spanish.

Additional food resources may be found on District 214's Food and Nutrition Services page.