April 17, 2020
Dear T.F. South Families,
As you may have heard, Governor Pritzker has just announced the suspension of traditional in-person schools in Illinois for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
This means the District 215 team will need to enter a new phase of planning to address many topics moving forward including fees/fines, materials in lockers, book return, rite-of-passage activities, and many other issues. We pledge to keep you informed as decisions are made in the days ahead.
In the meantime, we will continue our distance learning procedures that began on Monday, April 13 for the foreseeable future. Please express to your scholar(s) the importance of signing in daily and staying on top of learning activities as we continue to explore creative and flexible ways to support them.
While I feel terribly for our students and staff who were all hoping to return soon, I am committed to ensuring that the loss of what was expected does not mean we lose our sense of family and community and that we find new and creative ways to honor the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. Please stay tuned for future developments.
Family members are encouraged to keep up with all District 215 news and updates by visiting www.tfd215.org, liking District 215 on Facebook, and/or following @tfd215 on Twitter. Should you have any direct questions regarding learning activities, please e-mail the teacher directly.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Sadly, yet Forward-Looking,
Jake Gourley, Principal