Dear Parents and Community Members:
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Although in-person learning has been suspended for the remainder of the year, at St. Elmo CUSD #202, I assure you that our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning, as well as continuing with our food distribution program.
We are saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person this school year due to this public health crisis. I am sure that many of you feel like today’s announcement is a major set-back, as you have worked hard to learn and to succeed in the classroom and in extracurricular activities!
As this announcement about the end of the school year was just made by Governor Pritzker this afternoon, it will take us a few days to sort out the many details that will accompany the closure. There will be many questions to be answered and many decisions to be made. Please be patient as we work as a district to get information to you in the next few weeks.
I know this is not the school year that any of us anticipated, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. This period of remote learning offers us new ways to learn and to grow. I appreciate your continued support, as we work together to provide what is best for our students in these unique circumstances. Thank you!
Julie Healy, Superintendent