April 17, 2020
Latest Orders from Governor Pritzker and Other Details
On Friday, April 17, Governor Pritzker suspended in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We will be doing Remote Learning through the end of the school year. We will continue to follow the Remote Learning Plan we designed back in March.
Since this announcement has been made, this probably brings up many questions in your minds that demand answers now. We are currently working on how to cancel, re-schedule or modify any events that we had planned for May and the end of the year. We will do our best to plan around the specific guidelines that the Illinois State Board of Education provides us as well as the restrictions set by the Governor’s office regarding distancing and size of groups. Once we make decisions on this, we will share it with all of you immediately.
We will also make any adjustments to our school calendar that the State Board will allow us to make. I will inform you of the last day of school/Remote Learning as soon as I get answers to those questions.
We will continue to provide food at our distribution sites until the school year ends. Those sites are currently open at CJHS, Lincoln, Douglas, Webster Apts, Countryside Apts Monday – Friday 11:00 – 1:00 pm. Drop offs will continue to occur at Wapella, Hallsville, Lane, Kenney and Dewitt.
The Illinois Department of Human Services has launched a support line called Call4Calm that is reachable via text. Individuals who want to speak with a mental health professional can text the word “TALK” or “HABLAR” (for Spanish speakers) to 552-020. Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center.
Also, please remember to fill out the census for your family. It helps our community, county and school district with funding in the future.
Please take care and be safe, and we look forward to the time we can be out and be together.
Curt Nettles, Supt. of Clinton Schools