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Dear Burnham Parents and Community Members:

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Although in-person learning has been suspended for the remainder of the year, at Burnham Elementary School, I assure you our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning, as well as continuing with our food distribution program. In order to keep our families and our staff safe and healthy by doing our part to maintain social distance and the 'stay at home order," we will be distributing meals for the entire week on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9 am - 12 pm. On Monday we will distribute meals for Monday and Tuesday and on Wednesday we will deliver meals for 3 days, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.


Students may pick up their Chromebooks and/or Activity Packs during these times as well. 


Like you, we are saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person this school year due to this public health crisis. So many of you have worked so hard to learn and grow in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities that today’s announcement may feel like a step back. However, the final chapter of this school year hasn’t been written yet. These past few weeks have proven our school community is more resilient, more capable and more compassionate than maybe what we previously realized. I’m confident our collective strength will shine through during the remainder of the school year, and we will emerge even stronger.


Having said that, today’s announcement will result in significant and multiple scheduling changes in our district. As this announcement about the end of the school year was just made by Governor Pritzker this afternoon, it will take us a few days to sort out the many schedule details that are on the books, including promotion, graduation, etc.  Please be patient as we work as a district to get information to you in the next several weeks.


I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. This period of Remote Learning offers us new ways to learn and grow, and out of this Pandemic, we will emerge stronger. Plans will be underway soon for the return to in-person learning next school year.


It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. I can't thank you enough for all that you are doing as we all work together through this. 

Sincerely, 

S. Geraci

Superintendent 

Burnham School District154.5 

Burnham School Calendar


We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  • Attend school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day's learning experience
  • Reads, or is read to, daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  • Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  • Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school.




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