Dear District 58 Community,
Due to extreme weather conditions, all District 58 schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, and we will have a traditional snow day. No remote learning will take place tomorrow. The day will be an official emergency day and will be made up at the end of the year.
As eager as we are to keep kids in school, the safety of our students and staff must be our top priority. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning and forecasts that 4-8 inches of snow will fall in Downers Grove overnight. This snowfall will make clear roads and safe transport to and from school tomorrow a significant concern and serious safety risk.
We will have a traditional snow day because when students went home last Friday, we could not have predicted that a storm would be coming this week, and many students might not have brought home the materials or technology they would need to successfully participate in a full day of remote learning. District 58 aims to make all learning days of the highest quality, and in this instance, a remote learning day for all students would be less than ideal.
Our community can learn more about how District 58 makes weather-related closure decisions at https://www.dg58.org/family-resources/winter. Please note, the special Board of Education meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening will still take place.
Please stay safe and warm.
Dr. Kevin B. Russell
Superintendent of Schools