District Updates about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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    Parent Update - 4.3.20


    Dear Families: 


    As week 1 of remote learning comes to a close, I wanted to express sincere appreciation to you for all that you’ve done this week to support and engage your children (our students) in this new virtual learning environment. 


    We realize this has been no easy task and that you are juggling many responsibilities, and we truly appreciate your efforts. I have had the privilege of participating in several virtual meetings between teachers and students this week and must say I’ve been impressed with the way our teachers and students have embraced this new frontier. On a daily basis, teachers are ramping up their technology skills, participating in “crash courses” in new technology and communication platforms, in addition to interacting and instructing students, so that they can better support their students. It’s also been amazing to see how our families have met this challenge with enthusiasm, creativity, and positivity.  


    I am so proud of our school community. Everyone has taken on this practice of remote learning with confidence and courage. I hope this weekend you and your family will take some time to unplug, relax and recharge. 


    Lastly, I urge you and your family to continue to stay safe and healthy by following the guidance of the CDC and our health departments. In case you missed it earlier this week, I wanted to share this video message from our District 47 school leaders. In addition, McHenry County has launched a new video campaign called “Stay Home McHenry County.” Check the District’s Facebook and Twitter channels to share this video or feel free to post it to your own social media channels. 




    Kathy J. Hinz