Lincoln-Way 210 Update April 17, 2020Friday, April 17, 2020
Today, Governor Pritzker announced that Illinois will continue its suspension of in-person instruction through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
None of us expected that when our students walked out of school a month ago that it would be the last time we would see them in person this school year. I undoubtedly share your sadness and disappointment in the loss of our spring educational and extra-curricular experiences.
To the Class of 2020, this is not how you, your teachers, or anyone expected your high school career to end. We know this is most disappointing for you, and please know that we are working on ways to bring closure to your senior year. From the moment you walked in as freshmen, you have represented Lincoln-Way with poise and pride. This is not goodbye. You will be Knights, Griffins, and Warriors for the rest of your lives.
I know there are many questions about how we will conclude the end of the school year. Administration has been planning for a variety of year-end scenarios, including this one. As the situation remains fluid, no definitive dates for graduation ceremonies have been determined at this time. However, the Administration is committed to providing the Class of 2020 a graduation experience that is permitted by state guidelines. We will be in communication with our students, families, and communities as decisions regarding this are made.
The schedule for the remainder of April is as follows:
• Remote Learning:
o April 21-24
o April 28-30
• Teacher Planning:
o April 20
o April 27
There will not be any Remote Learning for students on Teacher Planning days.
More details for the month of May and the conclusion of the school year will be communicated in the near future.
I appreciate your understanding and patience during this extremely difficult time. We thank the entire community for your support and encouragement.
R. Scott Tingley