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FINAL D219 COVID-19 Update 3.20.20 6 p.m.

Sent March 20, 2020, 6 pm

Dear D219 Families,

This afternoon, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. through the end of Tuesday, April 7. As part of Governor Pritzker’s order, he announced that schools will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of Wednesday, April 8.

During this stay at home order, essential school personnel may still report to work as long as they are practicing social distancing. This is important to our district, since we have employees who will be in our schools to help assist with lunch pickup, providing technical support to students, cleaning and maintaining our buildings, and providing support from the administration.

Our main concern continues to be the health and safety of our students and their families and of our faculty and staff members. To that end, I engaged in a conference call today with the other Niles Township superintendents and government and public agency officials from our four villages. We continue to work together so that we can provide a continuity of essential services to our constituents between and among our various agencies.

We will continue to update our D219 COVID-19 website as new developments arise. You can also find information specific to your communities at the following sites:

Village of Lincolnwood

Village of Morton Grove

Village of Niles 

Village of Skokie 

Niles Township Government 

We understand that these are challenging and confusing times. We appreciate your support of our schools. Even with our schools closed, our faculty and staff members continue to work hard to provide a meaningful education for our students.


Dr. Steven Isoye
Superintendent of Schools