March 3, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:

The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities.  With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to provide you with additional information and resources.

As a school district, we are monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH).  According to the IDPH, the health risk to the general public from the coronavirus currently remains low.  The IDPH continues to recommend schools hold classes and events as usual, and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures; no special measures are necessary.

Also, the IDPH also recommends the best way to protect against coronavirus is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general. These include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

To see the complete recommendations to schools from IDPH, please click here.

In addition, please remember that if children are sick, they should not be at school. Students need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class after any illness.  Keeping children home when they are sick is critical to prevention.

We will continue to monitor recommendations regarding the coronavirus and will provide an update if there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools. 


Dr. Michael Miller

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