The board approved updates to the district's operational plan that align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised guidance on masks in K-12 and early education settings.
We are a learning community that promotes the growth of well-rounded citizens. We believe all students can learn, collaborate, create, and grow.
It will continue to be a work day for employees to complete regular duties that have been deferred while responding to significant staffing challenges caused by COVID-19.
Effective immediately, students and employees who test positive may end isolation after five full days if fever-free and other symptoms have improved.
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, will be a no-school day for all District 196 students and a paid non-duty day for all contracted and scheduled district employees.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11, and on-site testing is available for students and employees at the District Service Center beginning Nov. 9.
Magnet schools offer parents increased choice in their child’s education by providing a concentrated focus that offers innovative ways to meet students’ learning goals through a particular theme.
The first two days will be “snow days” with no regular classes at school or online. Any additional days beyond the first two will be E-Learning Days.
State officials have given school districts the responsibility to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the local level this school year. Review these before the first day of school.
Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, the Educational Benefits Program is more than just a free meal application. It also provides critical funding for your child's school.
"We will continue to promote a culture of acceptance, understanding and achievement for all students and families in District 196."
As regulations and executive orders expire with changes in the pandemic, updated protocol include less regulations and requirements, and more personal/family choice and responsibility.
Browse our online catalog and register now to ensure your spot in a class that sure to engage, inspire and enrich you and your family!
Interested in your student continuing to learn fully online next school year? Explore our new virtual school, 196Online.
Review this important information about free meals, late start Wednesdays, technology help, transportation and wellness checks.
Grades preK-2 will return on Thursday, January 21 and grades 3-5 will return on Thursday, February 4.