Dear OPRF Students, Staff, and Families:
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, 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, our building will remain closed. But the commitment of OPRF to teaching and learning for all our students will continue--just in a new format that we are all adapting to.
While it is not ideal, we want to reassure you that at OPRF High School, our teachers and staff are engaged and willing to take on this new challenge. Together as a community, we can all push forward together with remote learning, engaging students, and continuing our meal-distribution program.
I know that this is not the school year that any of us imagined. But even in the midst of these challenging times, the OPRF family is coming together to do good. The team effort with a community member to donate medical equipment to Rush University Hospital last week made the national airwaves today.
You can listen to the two-minute segment on NPR by clicking here. I like to think our local effort will spark community efforts across the country.
Thank you for your patience, your understanding, and your efforts as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. I believe our community has truly shown those things that are best.
As a recap, here are the three priorities for our leadership and planning:
- 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 in Illinois.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support for our students.
Take care and be well,
Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams