News & Announcements

Reflections from the First Day

Thank you for helping make the first day of school possible. Even through self-certification notification issues, and a Zoom and Clever outage, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing students in the school buildings and during remote learning today.

Steps for Student Self-Certification

On the days when your child is In-Person hybrid learning, you must self-certify that they are COVID-19 symptom free.

The district will be using Rave Mobile Safety. When you receive a text and email to self-certify, it is critically important that you do this promptly so the schools can run accurate lists for permitting students on school buses. The steps below will walk you through what you will need to do each morning prior to your child(ren) leaving your home.

We are in this together!

Thank you for your understanding as we pushed back the start of the school. 

The Forest Ridge School District 142 staff has been working hard this week to ensure that we welcome our students back on Monday, August 24 to an organized, rigorous and safe learning experience, following the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines.

Start of the School Year Update

We wanted to share important news with you regarding the beginning of the school year. Due to the tornado, inclement weather, and extensive damage that have wreaked havoc on our community, including the fact that Foster School’s power was restored last night and that many of our residents are still without power/Internet as we speak; we have decided to pause the beginning of the school year in an effort to allow our community to get back on its feet.

iPad Pick Up Reminders

iPad Pick-Up Reminders
Please read the Acceptable Use Policy located on the Technology Resources page for the use of District issued devices. You will be asked to sign that you have read the information and agree to its terms.

Information regarding Self-Certifying Students

We hope you are well as we all recover from the forceful storms that surfaced just two short days ago in our community. Above all else, we hope our families are safe and on the road to recovery.

As we communicated earlier this week and as we head into the beginning of the school year, it is imperative that families certify the health of their children prior to coming to school each day. This is one of the major ways we will ensure our staff and students remain healthy as In-Person learning for many of our students resumes.

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

We excitedly welcome you to the 2020-2021 School Year. With school beginning right around the corner, it goes without saying, that this is not our typical start to a school year. In fact, this August we have redesigned schooling so that some of our students will be learning from home, while others will be at the physical school buildings in person. We have worked hard to ensure everything is ready to make this unique year the very best for our students! As a reminder, our first day of student attendance is August 17, 2020.

2020-2021 School Year Reopening Plan (August 4, 2020)

We are looking forward to the beginning of the 2020-2021 School Year and welcoming our students back in a safe and healthy manner but we know that our school year this year will look different than those of the past. The District has created a Reopening Plan to help continue answer questions and provide framework for the School Year.

Updated FAQs (July 31, 2020)

Thank you for your outpouring of support and your detailed questions, as we release our district plan to start the 2020-2021 school year. Our highest priority is to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and families, as we navigate providing a strong instructional setting to meet students' academic goals and social emotional needs.

Preparations for 2020-2021 School Year (July 30, 2020)

Excitedly, today we approach our families with information, specifics about next year, and the opportunity to choose how your children will begin the school year. In scrutinizing the ever-changing information available, we have developed Phases for a Return to Learning so that plans could be developed in the event we could return additional students to school or in the event we needed to be more restrictive and move towards Remote Learning.
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