Dear OPRF Students, Staff, and Families,
This afternoon Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. While this news may have been anticipated, it is still difficult to know and accept that our Huskie community will not be together in the same space for quite some time.
Please click here for a short video message that I recorded this afternoon after hearing the governor’s announcement.
To the Class of 2020, I am so very sorry about this news. This is not the way your senior year was supposed to end, and I know you are hurting. We have been having internal discussions about what to do regarding prom and graduation in the event we couldn’t return this year. Now that the governor has made this announcement, our planning will kick into high gear. We will find a meaningful way to celebrate you.
For all classes, Remote Learning Days will continue for the rest of the school year. As previously announced, final exams will not be given. For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, the school year will conclude with our last day of remote learning on Friday, May 22. For seniors, the last date for remote learning will be forthcoming.
For much more information related to this shutdown, including our remote learning plan and stress-management tips based specifically on OPRF student feedback, please click here to visit our Covid-19 Info Center.
I know that this is such a tough time for all of us. But I also know that we are #huskiestrong, and we will get through this together.
Take care and be well.
Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams