March 31, 2020

During a press conference this afternoon, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced an official extension of the “Stay at Home” order through April 30. This includes mandated closures of all Illinois schools. We know this decision is made in order to protect the health and safety of our entire state as we continue to navigate the growing challenge of COVID-19.

During the entire month of April:

  • The Glenbrooks will continue to implement E-Learning. These are considered “Remote Learning Days” by the state and will not be required to be made up at the end of the school year.
  • Friday, April 10: School is closed for Good Friday.  There is no E-Learning on this day.
  • Tuesday, April 14: No E-Learning. This was previously scheduled for mandated state testing, but it will now be a Remote Learning Planning Day. This means that teachers will spend the day planning for future instruction, and students will not engage in E-Learning.
  • Meal pick-up service for students in need will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm at Glenbrook South. Please fill out the form if you intend to pick up meals.

Please know that our administrative team is continuing to work and adjust plans as the situation unfolds. We have extensive discussions daily about the impacts of this moment on our students and are anticipating their needs once this is all over. Our teachers are planning and constructing valuable experiences in less than ideal circumstances and our entire Glenbrook staff continues to move forward with students’ interests at heart.

We care deeply about the well-being and safety of each and every student, staff member and family. Please continue doing what we are each doing to stay healthy. Our goals remain to continue delivering services for our students, including health, wellness, and learning and to keep our families and staff informed of any updates and decisions. No one knows how long this situation will last, but what we do know is that we are all in this together.