Governor Pritzker’s Mandated School Closure

Roanoke-Benson Families,

This afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Governor Pritzker closed all Illinois public and private schools.

Although the Governor’s closure is from Tuesday, March 17, through Monday, March 30, there is the possibility that the closure could be extended. Therefore, Roanoke-Benson will be closed to students on Monday, March 16 to provide teachers an inservice day in order to create E-Learning plans, which allow for continued education in the event of long-term closure. Information about E-Learning days will be provided to parents prior to implementation on Monday, March 30.

We will use our four remaining emergency days from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20.

Students will have access to all three schools on Monday evening, March 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in order to pick up books and materials. Also, third, fourth, and fifth grade students are asked to pick up their Chromebooks, chargers, and instructions regarding login and student accounts at this time.

We will continue to update families as new information becomes available, and we will remain committed to providing all students the best possible education during this mandated closure.

Thomas J. Welsh
Roanoke-Benson CUSD 60