Current Status

    • Spring Break is March 23-27
    • eLearning will resume on Monday, March 30. More information
    • There are no reported cases at Lyons Township High School.
    • ALL after school activities and athletics cancelled through April 7.

Coronavirus Update: E-Learning to Resume (March 27, 2020)

  • Dear Lyons Township High School Community:

    As you know, Govenor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” through April 7. As part of the governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8. We recognize this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families as well as the school’s vital role of providing meals to students and families while schools are closed. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week. The governor’s office provided FAQs about the stay at home order.

    While the governor's stay at home order limits mobility within the community, know that our comprehensive and rigorous e-learning framework is providing students with meaningful and relevant learning experiences each day. E-learning at LT resumes Monday, March 30. It is important that each student stays abreast of expectations. We appreciate your partnership as we work together in upholding active participation and effort as we continue to provide a quality educational experience for students.

    Grab-n-Go food service will resume Monday, March 30, and continue throughout the school closure. School personnel involved in providing meals to those students in need are not in violation of the governor’s executive stay at home order and that we can, and should, continue with our program, which has had a tremendous impact in making sure our students are not going hungry while school is closed.

    In regard to nationwide, standardized testing, significant changes have been made in response to the pandemic. The SAT suite of tests, ACT and AP exams are all in flux. Click LT Testing for additional details.

    We are aware that many questions have arisen, particularly about spring activities, including prom and graduation. The LT leadership team is carefully working through each layer of this unprecedented situation to determine the impact on events. An update will be provided as soon as we know more.

    In addition, please remember to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and don’t forget to continuously practice the following interventions:

    • Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Wash your hands following the use of a tissue. 
    • Wash hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
    • Call your doctor or medical provider first if you or a family member exhibit signs of illness.

    Managing anxiety and stress is important as well as we respond to the governor’s latest order. Stay informed but monitor your family's intake of news coverage. Balance media consumption with other activities you enjoy. Sometimes additional support may be necessary and our guidance counselors and social workers are available on an individual basis via e-mail on e-Learning days.

    Please enjoy the remainder of your spring break, and remember e-learning resumes March 30. 

    Sincerely,

     
    Tim Kilrea, Superintendent
    Brian Waterman, Principal
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