Dear Butler School District 53 families and staff,
I hope that as parents/guardians and students, you were able to use this last week as a much needed “family break”. Our teachers were grateful, able to recharge while devoting time to their families, and are now ready to take the remainder of the year full-steam ahead.
As we all have come to acknowledge, every day can bring a new directive from state and/or federal governance, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. During our spring break, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order that the suspension of in-person instruction will continue until April 30th. With a strong cadence, we will continue instruction as directed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). ISBE directed schools to provide Remote Learning. Butler D53 will follow this expectation by continuing to provide Remote Learning through our e-Learning Plan.
Teachers will use Monday, April 6 as a planning day, with student instruction commencing Tuesday, April 7. To clarify, Friday, April 10 will be recognized as a “student non-attendance day” (as it is on our calendar), and there will be no Remote Learning on that day. Building principals and the Director of Technology will follow-up with more detailed school-based information.
We remain committed to teaching and learning, and we are so proud of our teachers and all of our staff who are continuing to work so diligently to deliver the quality of instruction our community expects and deserves.
More importantly, we are so proud of our resilient students and parents!
Stay home, stay healthy, stay safe.
Dr. Paul O’Malley
Superintendent of Schools