Superintendent's Message

End of School Year Message

April 30, 2021

As we move into the last month of the 2020-2021 school year, it is hard to believe we will be closing out what is probably the most unique academic year in recent history. I’m so proud of our families, students, and staff for their resilience, dedication, and commitment as we navigated the educational landscape through a worldwide pandemic.

The District 215 family has risen to the challenges of this school year. I am grateful that with the help of our Re-Opening Taskforce made up of Board of Ed. members, administrators, staff, students, and parents, we have been able to bring some students back to the buildings for the remainder of the school year. We look forward to offering an adapted prom and graduation for our seniors so we can properly celebrate all they have accomplished during these challenging times.

Although this academic year is coming to a close soon, I am excited to share that we will be offering an expanded and robust summer school program this summer that will be free of charge to all students. Our summer academy will have opportunities for credit recovery, student workshops, enrichment programs, and more.

I want to extend a big thank you to all who have been patient, flexible, and dedicated this school year as we have navigated life in a pandemic. We have already started making plans for the 2021-2022 school year and look forward to all that the new school year will bring for our staff, students, and families.

Dr. Sophia Jones-Redmond

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