I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but our schools’ commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through a different format.
While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at PORTA, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program.
I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. As we move forward we will develop ways to insure that time honored traditions such as Graduation and Prom are addressed and will make all efforts to continue those traditions in these uncertain conditions.
As a recap, here are the three priorities for the PORTA District moving forward:
Priority 1 - Feed and care for the extended safety, health, and welfare of students, families, non-student children, staff, and community at large.
Priority 2 - Communicate clearly; share coherent, organized and controlled messages with staff, students and community.
Priority 3 - Provide for the continuity of learning
It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. Thanks again.