Athletics and activities canceled through winter break

The following letter was sent to the school community the evening of Friday, Dec. 3:

Dear OPRFHS Staff, Students, and Families,

As we reported yesterday, we have seen a concerning uptick in positive cases of COVID19. As of today, we have seventeen (17) new cases in the past week. We have been in close communication with the Oak Park Department of Public Health about the situation. The health department has directed us to immediately cancel all clubs, athletics, and extra-curricular activities including practices and competitions effective Saturday, Dec. 4, through winter break.

We understand that this announcement is disappointing and frustrating, especially as our winter extra-curricular activities were just getting underway. However, protecting the health and safety of our entire community is our utmost priority. As a result, we are working to gather more information, thoroughly determine the best course of action for the next two weeks, and get answers to the many questions that this announcement will generate. We greatly appreciate your patience as we do so. Please be on the lookout for more information coming from us this weekend.


Dr. Greg Johnson