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School Closing Update 4/1/2020

Dear River Bend Families:

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but our schools’ commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through a different format.

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program. 

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. 

As a recap, here are the three priorities for our District and communities moving forward:

    Priority 1 - Feed and care for the extended safety, health, and welfare of students, families, staff, and community at large.

    Priority 2 - Communicate clearly the plans from Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health.  

    Priority 3 - Continue Remote learning until on-site learning is allowed.  

It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. Thanks again. 



Darryl Hogue