Hi, Governor Pritzker has just ordered that all schools close starting Tuesday March 17th and tentatively reopen on Monday, March 30th. 

Instead of using Emergency Days, we will put our remote learning plan in place so that students remain engaged and have the support of our staff during regular school hours. Starting Tuesday, you will see a link at that will take you to grade and subject specific activities to be completed each day. I will send more information regarding this on Monday. 

If your child has medications at school, we ask that you pick them up on Monday the 16th between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. We want to make sure you have them available while they are out of school. 

We will continue to have breakfast and lunch available on school closure days for any student who qualifies for a free or reduced lunch. This will be available at Alan Shepard School only. Please use the back doors to the MPR which are off of the parking lot near the playground. This will be grab and go to limit large groups gathering to eat. 

Thank you very much for your patience during this most unusual and challenging time. I hope that everyone is well and remains so. Please do not hesitate to call me should you have any questions. This is new for everyone. 

James Duggan Ed. D. Assistant Superintendent
Supplemental Interim Superintendent 
Bourbonnais School District 53