April 17, 2020

Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,

Good afternoon, everyone. Today we have learned that Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced that schools throughout Illinois will not reopen for traditional “in school” learning during this school year. While we are saddened to know that this is necessary, we also recognize that this is the safest plan to ensure the health of our students, your families, and our staff.

Our entire staff remains dedicated to serving our students throughout the remainder of our school year, including remote learning and the lunch program that has been provided. I am so proud of the way in which our educational team has risen to the challenge to provide learning packets and online opportunities for our students. We remain dedicated to that cause throughout the remainder of this school year, and you will learn additional details about the extension of remote learning opportunities in the near future. In addition, we will be planning appropriate ways to still honor our graduates. We recognize that our students still deserve our very best, and we are committed to do everything we can to provide them the finest education and support during this very difficult time.

We express our sincere appreciation to all of you, as we recognize that this is a very stressful time for everyone. We recognize that many of you have demanding jobs to continue while assisting your children with home learning. We will persevere together, and we can become stronger than ever. Let us continue to lift one another up, providing encouragement and strength so that we can enjoy better times ahead.

While this final chapter in our school year is not what any of us would have envisioned, we will provide our very best by continuing the lunch program and quality remote learning for our students. Our La Moille C.U.S.D. #303 Board of Education, administration, teachers, and entire staff send our sincere wishes for continued good health and safety for all of you.

Yours truly,

Jay K. McCracken, Superintendent