Parent Email Communications

  • Dear parent or guardian:

    On January 11, 2022), ISBE and IDPH released updated guidance for schools based on the CDC’s recent changes to quarantine and isolation. The links below highlight the updated guidance. 


    Links to guidance from ISBE/IDPH: 


    Since the return to school after winter break, we have seen a significant number of positive COVID cases in our schools. Should your child test positive for COVID-19 or be deemed a close contact due to an exposure at school, you will receive a phone call and/or email from the school. (The link to this folder provides information about close contact and positive test protocols.) If your child is not feeling well, we ask that you please keep them home and call the school’s attendance line (see below) to report the absence and their symptoms. Due to the rapid spread of the virus and its impact on others, our school offices have been dealing with a high volume of phone calls and the need to communicate with families. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date in ParentVue and that you respond as quickly as possible to the school should action be required.


    School attendance lines:

    Canterbury: 815-788-5655

    Coventry: 815-788-5512

    Glacier Ridge: 814-477-5524

    Husmann: 815-356-3413

    Indian Prairie: 815-788-5705

    North: 815-356-3455

    South: 815-788-5405

    West: 815-788-5562

    Woods Creek: 815-444-4807

    Bernotas: 815-788-5606

    Hannah Beardsley: 815-788-5758

    Lundahl: 815-788-5460

    Wehde: 815-788-3118


    District 47 is committed to in-person learning and will continue to follow the guidance provided by the CDC and our health departments to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We have implemented the reduced isolation and quarantine guidelines (and were able to welcome many students back to our buildings today!) and have continued the Test to Stay program to keep kids in school. In today’s weekly call with the McHenry County Department of Health, school superintendents were told that MCDH is still reviewing the updated guidance from IDPH/ISBE. Should we hear of any changes from MCDH, we will communicate these changes to you as soon as possible.


    THANK YOU for your patience, cooperation and support. We will continue to get through this together!




    Dr. Kathy J. Hinz