Dear OPRF High School Staff, Students, and Families,
Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb has declared a local state of emergency under the Illinois Municipal Code due to the spread of COVID-19 virus and is urging residents to stay home to protect the public health. Oak Park Public Health Director Mike Charley also issued a public order that requires residents to shelter in place effective Fri., March 20 through Fri., April 3.
Exceptions are detailed in the order posted below. These include businesses that provide essential services, including grocery stores, banks, convenience stores, pharmacies, restaurants for delivery and pick up only, laundromats, skilled trades essential to maintaining the safety and sanitation of residences, hardware stores, medical service providers, first responders, transportation providers, government activities and essential social service providers and shelters.
The action of the Mayor is in place until the next meeting of the Village Board of Trustees. Click on the links below to read the documents issued today:
Schedule through April 3
As a result, our schools will continue to be closed, and we will continue e-learning, through Friday, April 3. Here is the schedule:
- Thursday, March 19 & Friday, March 20: E-learning days
- Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27: Spring break
- Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3: E-learning days
- Beyond April 3: To be determined
We have been getting emails and seeing social media posts that indicate overall, e-learning is going well, which is great to hear. Our teachers have turned on a dime to offer quality instruction in a new way, and I am so thankful for their talent and commitment. We also know that our families are experiencing huge disruptions in routines and circumstances right now, and we are grateful for your support during this unprecedented time.
Click here to go to our website resource for questions you might have.
Meal distribution on Friday
A reminder that we will have a meal pickup again for students on free and reduced lunch, or simply in need, this Friday, March 20, from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the concession trailer by the football stadium. Students will receive six shelf-stable breakfasts and lunches for spring break. Thank you to our Food Service team, which was featured in local media for its efforts this week; click here for the article.
Thank you all for partnering with us to support our students and to make sure that even in these uniquely difficult times, we can still set a standard for those things that are best.
Take care, and be well.
Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams