Dear District 89 Families and Staff:

As the first snow of the season has already fallen, I hope this letter finds you and your family well as we move into the holiday season. Unfortunately, this is also known as the “bad weather season,” so we want to share some important information now so that you can be ready when weather threatens our school district operations.

In general we will plan for our schools to be open on a regular basis. Please do not call the school or school district office to see if school is closed.

We will decide if school is to be closed and communicate that decision as early as possible through our usual channels – our robo-call telephone system, our district web site, and the local and regional television and radio stations (WBBM-780 AM, WGN 720, WIND – 560 and channels 2, 5, 7, 9, and 32). Families may also check the following web site for emergency closing information: http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com/ecc/home.jsp .

District 89 has a long history of remaining open during challenging weather times. Having said this, there may be an occasion when school would have to be closed because of extreme weather conditions. If this is the case, a decision to close will normally be made by 6:00 a.m., based on road conditions, weather reports, police reports and personal inspections of streets

and campuses by District 89 personnel.

Please notify your school(s) immediately whenever you change any of your personal contact information so that you will get the robo-calls and emails regarding potential school closings.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy holidays!

Sincerely,

Dr. David Negron

Superintendent of Schools

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