Online Classes to Start March 18

Reported by on 3/13/20

Dear District 204 Community:

Indian Prairie School District 204 is closing schools and implementing e-learning across all schools starting Wednesday, March 18. All activities are canceled, including athletics. The YMCA Safe n' Sound program will not be available for childcare services. While we do not have any confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our district, this decision was made in an abundance of caution to limit the spread of the COVID-19 illness in our community.

At this time, we will use e-learning days March 18 through March 27. Spring Break will still be observed March 30 through April 3. The tentative return date for on-campus classes is April 6. As a reminder, we do not have school next week on Monday, March 16, or Tuesday, March 17.

Starting March 18, students in grades 2 through 12 should look for communication from their teacher(s) with assignment information. Assignments will be posted by the start time of each regular school day. Kindergarten, first grade and STEPS teachers will communicate directly with parents regarding e-learning materials. Teachers will be available during the school day online to answer questions for students and assist as needed. Preschool students will not participate in e-learning. For more information about how our e-learning days will operate, please visit our FAQ online.

This decision is not one we are making lightly. We are aware of the complications that this will cause for our families. However, we believe that we have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

We will continue to update you with information as it becomes available. We also are frequently updating our COVID-19 page on our website at


Karen Sullivan