On Friday, March 13, Elmhurst CUSD 205 announced the closure of all district schools until April 6. (Graphic Courtesy of Elmhurst CUSD 205)
On Friday, March 13, Elmhurst CUSD 205 announced the closure of all district schools until April 6.

Graphic Courtesy of Elmhurst CUSD 205

COVID-19 Update: Illinois schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year

April 20, 2020

On April 17, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that all Illinois schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Therefore, school districts, including Elmhurst CUSD 205, will not return to in-person learning and will continue the use of remote learning to finish off the school year.

“I am suspending in-person learning in schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year,” Pritzker said. “Schools should be checking in with students every day. That can be done by logging onto an online system, or by calling or emailing. Those check-ins are not just about attendance, they help support our students through this difficult time.”

Following the release of the announcement, school districts will now be able to discuss more detailed plans about how the end of the year and summer events will happen.

“At the April 28 Elmhurst CUSD 205 Board of Education meeting, the administration will present the board of education with options to consider for how District 205 moves forward with upcoming events such as graduation and summer school,” Elmhurst CUSD 205 Superintendent David Moyer said. “Separate communications will be developed and released early next week with detailed information about athletics, activities and other events that were originally scheduled for or postponed until May.”

In addition to decisions on major events and activities, decisions on the final day of remote learning will also be made and communicated to families.

Stay tuned to This Is York to stay updated on the status of end of the year events and on COVID-19.

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