District 90 will institute an E-Learning Day on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, due to the predicted winter weather event. All schools and the Administrative Offices will be physically closed. All school-sponsored after-school and evening activities scheduled for tomorrow are also canceled. However, student instruction will occur for all D90 students and staff through the D90 E-Learning Plan, and all non-instructional employees will be working remotely to support District operations. Please click this link to view the details of the District's E-Learning Plan, which outlines our online instruction plan for school tomorrow. The E-Learning Plan includes the daily schedules for elementary and middle school students.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning starting at 8 p.m. this evening and extending until 6 p.m. Wednesday. The storm system is predicted to drop around 5-12 inches of snow in our local area, depending on location. The decision to close schools is based on the weather forecasts of an approaching winter storm and anticipation of all-day precipitation tomorrow, leading to potentially hazardous travel home for students and staff tomorrow afternoon.
Because of the possibility of implementing our E-Learning Plan, all students were directed to bring their iPads home today. If you have specific questions regarding E-Learning classroom instruction, assignments, and activities, please email your child's teacher. General questions about the E-Learning Plan, student schedules, or similar matters should be emailed to your child's Principal or Assistant Principal. For inquiries or issues with technology, including iPads, videoconference links, or other tech concerns, please send a request to the Help Desk at [email protected].
Closing our schools to in-person instruction is a serious matter that we don't take lightly, which is why we have made the decision to shift to E-Learning tomorrow. This decision was based on the expected impact of the weather situation on the safety of our students and staff. Throughout the day, we have been in ongoing contact with the leadership at Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 and Oak Park Elementary District 97. We made this decision based on the anticipated weather conditions within our area and the expected impact of the weather on the safety of our students and staff.
We will continue monitoring weather conditions closely tomorrow and will provide an update to all families and staff by late afternoon about our ability to re-open schools for in-person attendance on Thursday. Please continue to monitor your email, the District website, our Facebook page, local radio and television stations, and the Emergency Closing Center for updates about the weather and its impact on operations at your school.
Please note that any media references to the River Forest School Corporation about weather conditions refer to a similarly named school district in northwest Indiana; this is not River Forest District 90.
Thank you for your understanding and support during our unpredictable winter weather.