Porta Community Unit School District #202

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Extension of Mandated School Closure!! April 17, 2020

We learned today that our governor has extended the mandated school closure through the end of the school term.  As for our immediate response to this action we will remind students and their families that we will continue our current distance learning plan. At this time all students should have at least a full week of work to complete before a new round of homework is deployed on or around April 28th.  During the upcoming week we will deliver more information in regards to the next homework pick-up and will also remind everyone to please stay engaged and showing effort towards completing the assigned work.  Jr/Sr High students are reminded to check their school email accts throughout the day to updates and instructions. 


In the next week it will be our goal to set the final school calendar which will look significantly different as a result of our mandated school closure and subsequent student attendance rule changes by the State Board of Education.  We would expect that student attendance days will cease earlier than the planned May 27, 2020, but until we can confirm with the State Board we will not produce a final calendar. 


We realize this unsettled time has been very difficult on all of us and at this point all we can do is work together to help our students, families and staff successfully bring this school year to a close.  We will be developing schedules for Scholarship awards, Class night, Prom and Graduation as we learn how the State of Illinois will deal with mass gatherings.  Some of our solutions will undoubtedly be presented through online or live footage of traditional ceremonies such as our “Class Night” but in the case of other time honored events we prefer to develop a more traditional ceremony to honor our graduates.


Our daily meal program will continue with both breakfast and lunch begin available at many locations from 9-11, M-F.  If interested please email lunch@porta202.org


As always, if you have questions, concerns or just want to offer solutions please feel free to share with your teachers, administrators and other school personnel.  Working together we can make the best of this situation. Please be safe and healthy, we miss all of you and look forward to a time when we can all meet together to celebrate life.