COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

This page is designed to provide CHSD117 parents, students, and staff, the latest information regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 in our area. Please be aware that we will update this page regularly with the most current information as we receive it from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Lake County Health Department.

See CDC  and IDPH. Frequent review of the CDC and IDPH guidance and recommendations related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is advisable for all as this is a fluid situation.

Communications Sent

Below are the communications that have been sent out to CHSD117 parents and guardians. We will continue to add any additional communications relating to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

July 3rd, 2020 - Dr. McKay Remote Learning Update

April 24th, 2020 - Dr. Carmen I. Ayala Update, Illinois Superintendent of Education

April 21st, 2020 - Pritzker Remote Learning Days Announcement

April 17th, 2020 - Staff, Students, and Families Update

April 2nd, 2020 - Staff, Students, and Families Update

March 31st, 2020 - Familes and Stakeholder Update

March 27th, 2020 - Familes and Stakeholder Update

March 18, 2020 - College Board Update

March 17, 2020 - Joint Illinois Officials Statement

March 14, 2020 - D117 e-Learning Plan - Parent Notice

March 14, 2020 - D117 e-Learning Plan - Staff Notice

March 13, 2020 - School Closure and E-Learning Communication

March 13, 2020 - Lake County Health Department Update

March 12, 2020 - Illinois State Board of Education COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020 - D117 Health & Safety Update for Staff and Parents

March 12, 2020 - IHSA Tournament Update

March 11, 2020 - First Lake County COVID-19 case announced

March 5, 2020 - Coronavirus Informational Webpage Created

February, 26, 2020 - D117 Parent Communication Addressing COVID-19

February, 26, 2020 - D117 Staff Communication Addressing COVID-19

February, 26, 2020 - D117 Press Release Addressing COVID-19

January 29th, 2020 - Lake County Health Department Notice English & Lake County Health Department Notice Spanish


Is it safe to come to school?
The Lake County Health Department has reported that people should “go about their lives”, including going to school. If any conditions change such that this is no longer true, we will IMMEDIATELY notify all CHSD117 parents and staff, along with our community partners.

Is the school district helping ensure our kids wash their hands often?
We have delivered additional supplies of hand sanitizer to all of our schools. In addition, our schools are encouraging hand washing. Students may also ask their teacher to go to the bathroom to wash their hands.

What You Can Do for Your Family Members

  • • Continue to practice effective hand washing techniques
  • • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • • Stay home at the first sign of any symptoms of illness
  • • Contact your physician if you have question/concerns regarding your personal health history and implications of Coronavirus COVID-19
  • • Remain calm and reassuring

Helpful Links

IASA Continuity Of Education Resources
District 117 Superintendent’s Corner
How to give your kids stability when coronavirus closes schools
Link to Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Link to Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Link to Illinois Department of Public Health Coronavirus FAQs (IDPH)
Link to Lake County Health Department
Link to Illinois Principals Association COVID-19 Information Page
Link to National Superintendent Association(AASA) COVID-19 Information Page
Link to recent AASA COVID-19 Newsletter

Dr. Peter Lin on COVID-19

Check out this article from Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn from their monthly publication called The Extra Mile

Dear readers of The Extra Mile - The Coronavirus has arrived in Illinois. Since Friday’s blast on the Coronavirus, two new cases were discovered in Arlington Heights; and at least two school districts in Illinois have had to make the difficult decision to exclude both students and staff. Forty-eight schools in the state of Washington have been closed for cleaning. Illinois school districts must be prepared to make these decisions now. Chief among those decisions is under what circumstances schools should exclude students and staff. We do not recommend that schools solely rely on state and federal agencies in making this decision, as these agencies currently seem to be slow to react to local events. Rather, we recommend that each school district (or groups of districts) establish a task force to deal with when to exclude students and staff, as well as how to keep parents and the community informed and yet not cause a panic. This issue of The Extra Mile outlines issues schools need to consider and the steps schools need to take in dealing with the Coronavirus.

The Coronavirus (“COVID-19”): Don’t Panic, Hope for the Best, but Prepare for the Worst

The spread of the Coronavirus to every continent except Antarctica and to over a dozen states, including Illinois, makes it all but certain the number of cases will continue to increase, which makes it imperative that school districts know the steps they may need to take to limit the spread of the virus. These steps can be summarized as Identify, Isolate, and Inform. Clients and subscribers to our newsletter received an email last Friday regarding this preparation. You can access our UPDATED article HERE.

Additionally, we include a video on COVID-19 below from renowned doctor, Dr. Peter Lin:

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