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March 21st Update
Candace Freeman
Saturday, March 21, 2020
On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, through the end of April 7.  As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8.

In addition, the governor has made it clear that, while he’s serious about using social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, he wants residents to still be able to work, shop at grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and get medication from the pharmacy. Rest assured, PGS is committed to serving you and your children.  

Due to this week being our planned Spring Break, we will not be providing meals. However, we are working to figure out what the following days will look like. Today I’ll be posting another survey. This survey will allow you to request meals after our “spring break”. 

During this time, we understand it is difficult for parents who are working from home or still working at their place of employment to stay on top of your child/children’s educational needs. We by no means are asking you to “teach” your child/children for 8 hours a day. All we are asking is for them to do some sort of educational activities during the day. This can range from reading a book, drawing, flash cards, etc. Do the best you can! We understand this is not normal to any of us.  You can also check class stories on Dojo for internet resources that teachers have been posting. 

If you haven’t already, please fill out the Internet survey posted yesterday. This will allow us to better meet the needs of all of our students. Our teachers are putting a lot of hours into planning. This is all new to them, as well. 

As always if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to reach out to me. We are all in this together. We miss our students immensely and hope this doesn’t last longer than April 7th. Take this weekend to play games as a family and reconnect. Stay healthy!