End-of-year and Summer School updates

Dear Students, Staff, and Families,

Thank you for your ongoing support of our efforts to provide remote learning in a meaningful way. Hard to believe but next week we enter the home stretch with our four weeks of school. Here is some key information about this time:

Schedule of Remote Learning Planning Days for May
As permitted by the state, we’re adding three additional teacher e-planning days. As a result, there will be no remote learning for students on the following dates:

  • Friday, May 1
  • Friday, May 8
  • Friday, May 15 

End-of-Year Schedule for May 22-28
Grades 9-11:

  • May 22: Final day of instruction.
  • May 26-28: Attendance days for students, so attendance forms must be completed. However, this will be time for students to turn in any assigned work/projects and/or missing work. We will not be giving final exams.

Grade 12: Final day of attendance for seniors is Friday, May 22. We will not be giving final exams.

Incompletes--Seniors, Take Note!
Seniors, please know that having an incomplete at the end of the semester in required courses would keep you from graduating. We are approximately four weeks away from the end of the semester. If you see an incomplete on your report card please be sure you are in good communication with your teacher and you know exactly what you need to do to resolve the situation.

As a reminder, to see the details we have previously provided on grading and incompletes, please click here for my April 3 letter.

Locker Cleanout
We are working on a plan for students to clean out their lockers and pick up any other belongings from school. Social distancing is of the utmost importance, of course, and will be maintained. Please stay tuned for further details on the date and the plan.

Summer School Classes Will Be Remote
We are cancelling in-person summer school for 2020. However, we will be conducting remote summer school this year. A small handful of summer school options may not be able to run remotely (summer musical, for example). However, the majority of our classes will run. Please look for more information from us in the coming weeks. 

TWO Moments of OPRF Positivity

  • Beyond Hunger Food Drive: Each year, Freshman Class Council holds an annual food drive competition for what is now Beyond Hunger (formerly the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry). This year the council is holding its drive virtually!  We are in unprecedented times of need, so if you’re able to support this effort, please click here.
  • Huskie Pride Scavenger Hunt: Inspired by the teddy bear hunts happening around the country, service club Tau Gamma is sponsoring a Huskie Pride Scavenger Hunt next week, April 27 - May 3. Add some Huskie swag to your home (click here for ideas) for families to look for on their socially distant walks. And look for photos of the event on Instagram @oprftaugamma.     

In closing, I’d like to wish a Happy Ramadan to our Muslim students, staff, and families who begin their holy month at sundown tonight.

Take care and be well.

Sincerely,

Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams
Superintendent