Porta Community Unit School District #202

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"Governor's Stay at Home" Order Extends School Closure through April 7, 2020

Good Morning,
With Governor Pritzkers “Stay at Home” order we felt it was important to both support his decision and explain what we will be doing in the days to come.  The purpose of such an order is to enforce social distancing or to keep people away from each other to limit the spread of the virus. There is nothing inherently dangerous about going outside. The danger is in being close to other people who are infected, whether they know it or not. 
Having said that the Governor has listed many things as “essential” and allowable during this time and as such our daily meal service will continue as it has this past week Monday –Friday from 9-11.
Meal Pick-up Information:

Times and locations for pick-up
Central --9am--11:00am
Oakford Town hall--9am-11:00am
Tallula Park/Grade School--9am-11am
Menard Electric--10:15-11:15

Early this coming week the Administrative team will develop the next steps in our plan to continue educational opportunities for PORTA families.  We are gathering information from our staff so that we can develop a reasonable and effective delivery of home work during this prolonged time away from school.  Please be patient we are considering several factors including appropriateness of lessons, expected length of time away from school, home technology effectiveness and actual delivering of any hard copies of work packets.  
In closing, I am sure you are aware that the extension of our current school closure to April 7th is not likely going to be the final extension of a school closure.  With that in mind we have to be considering long term approaches to educating your children that will likely focus on retention and practice of current knowledge.
As always if you have questions, concerns or just need help with work sent home please feel free to call your school principal and we will do our best to reassure you and seek answers to your questions.