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Today Matters - December 7, 2020

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” while festive in its positive message, this time of year can also be extra stressful.

It’s hard not to be totally consumed by all the things we need to get done in a day, let alone the next three weeks.

December Community Update

Thank you for your continued support and assistance throughout this school year. With our strong community relationships and the understanding of the importance of both learning and safety, District 142 has strived to create a sense of pride and positivity for our staff, students and families

November Family Feedback Form

When we started this school year 15 weeks ago, we had no idea that District 142 would become a model district for how to offer both In-Person learning and a full remote learning option in our state, and possibly even in the country. This would be impossible without the participation, commitment, and sacrifice of every single person in our school community to make this work.

November Community Update

We are solidly in quarter two of our 2020-2021 School Year and have proudly had our schools open since August, without any pauses due to COVID. This is a tremendous feat and we all share in this winning process. We must continue to exercise caution, keeping our children home if they feel ill, are displaying any COVID symptoms, or have a COVID exposure. By working together, it offers us the best chance to keep our schools open for students as we head into the winter months.

October Community Update

As always, we greatly appreciate your continued support and wanted to continue to reach out with important, specific information regarding the end of the first quarter, the beginning of second quarter, and a phase change to Phase 3 of the District 142 Reopening Plan.


There is no school on Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12. School resumes with Hybrid A students on Tuesday, October 13.

District Moving to Phase 3 on November 2

Thank you to the entire Forest Ridge School District 142 community for your unwavering support as we started what has been the most challenging school year in recent memory. From the creation of our Return to Learn Reopening Plan, where we determined how to educate our students in the safest way possible while still adhering to the academic integrity of our work, to the implementation of putting our plan into practice, we have made informed decisions, necessary adjustments and could not have done any of this without our entire school community. We are seeing amazing academic and social emotional learning happening across the District, both with our In-Person Hybrid model and our Fully Remote learning plan.

September Community Update

Now that we have an entire month of In-Person Hybrid and Remote Learning successfully behind us, our team thought this would be a good time to reach out with an update. The success of our school year relies on the strong partnership between our schools and our families, together we are truly accomplishing extraordinary things!

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

We want to take this opportunity to remind families that our school district greatly values the wellbeing, mental health, and emotional wellbeing of our students. Mental health development starts at a young age. Our district is proud to utilize Second Step, an evidence-based PreK - 8 social emotional learning curriculum, to teach important age-appropriate coping skills and strategies to help build resiliency from a young age.
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