School Closing Information (due to COVID-19)

April 17, 2020

Dear West Aurora Community,

As most of you are aware, today Governor Pritzker suspended in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This means that remote learning will remain the primary mode of instruction in School District 129 through the end of the school year, which is May 29, 2020. 

Like many of you, I too am disappointed that our classrooms will remain quiet, our fields empty, and our buses parked. I recognize that this is especially hard for the class of 2020, whose educational journey in SD129 is culminating in a way we have never before experienced. However, I believe that the governor’s decision is rooted in science and puts the peoples’ health and well-being first. 

I am sure that you have many questions for me, some of which I cannot yet answer. I would ask that you please be patient as we take time to consider our next steps. We have been working on alternate methods of recognizing and acknowledging our students and staff. We will be sure to communicate all important information to you as soon as it becomes available. Rest assured that School District 129 will continue to distribute food and offer remote learning opportunities to our students. 

In conclusion, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the concerted efforts made by our healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers who are in the front lines battling COVID-19. We appreciate your sacrifice and thank you for your service to our community. To the rest of you, stay home, stay healthy, and stay connected.

Dr. Jeff Craig
Superintendent of the West Aurora Schools



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