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March 13, 2020

This message is for Burbank District 111 Families.  The health, safety, and well-being of our school community continues to be the highest priority at District 111.  We have, in consultation with our neighboring districts, made the decision to close school beginning Monday, March 16, continuing through the end of Spring Break on Friday, April 3.

The following schedule will be implemented:

  • Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - at home learning guided by packets we will send home with students today
  • Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27 - e-learning opportunities guided by teachers - more information about this plan will be shared next week
  • Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3 - Spring Break

 

During the first two weeks of closing, we will continue to provide breakfast and lunch options that can be picked up at Tobin School.  Additional information will be posted on the district website. 

Our current plan is to return to normal operations on Monday, April 6. However, this is a rapidly-evolving situation, which may require changes on a daily basis.  We will update the website with new information as it arises.  We will also send out messages via School Messenger with any significant updates to this plan.

We are in uncharted territories, which can elicit many emotions.  We encourage you to remain calm and continue to follow the guidance of the US Department of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Stickney Township Public Health District.

We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this serious situation.

 

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March 12, 2020

We understand that the coronavirus is causing much anxiety in our community and we are closely monitoring updates from the US Department of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Stickney Township Public Health District.  The Illinois Department of Public Health recommends a social distancing strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Therefore, all non-essential school-related activities are cancelled effective Friday, March 13, 2020 through spring break.  The school day will continue as usual as well as the PASS Program.  All other events and activities are cancelled including field trips, PFC events, assemblies, teen mixers, St. Baldrick’s and the band festival.  Also, a form was sent home today regarding devices for e-learning.  Please complete the form and return to school tomorrow.  This is a rapidly evolving situation.  Burbank School District will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding the Coronavirus.  Communications will be posted on our district website, www.bsd111.org.  Updates will also be sent via School Messenger.  

 

Parent Letter - COVID-19 Update

Survey for e-learning device and internet access

 

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March 3, 2020

The health and safety of all District 111 students and staff is our highest priority. We are paying close attention to the recent news and information in the media about the coronavirus illness. With an increased level of awareness around this illness, it is important that we rely on prevention measures both while at school and while at home.

The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the IDPH recommends schools hold classes and events as usual, and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures; no special measures are necessary.

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.

Our buildings and grounds department will continue cleaning and sanitizing at all buildings.  Additionally, our health aides and nurse will be meeting at Stickney Public Health District on Wednesday afternoon. 

We will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding coronavirus and will update you as soon as there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools.

 

Click the following links for additional resources...

District 111 COVID Parent Letter

Talking to Children About COVID-19 - A Parent Resource

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster





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