Category Archives: Elmwood Park School District 401

Illinois Schools Allowed To Re-Open Per Governor Pritzker Executive Order Signed on June 4, 2020-including Summer School Programs


  Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker today, June 4, signed an executive order allowing all Illinois schools to reopen, including summer school programs.   The executive order states that schools can reopen for limited, in-person education, and food distribution will be allowed. … Continue reading

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SOUND OFF: Reopening schools is going to take extensive work and planning, and social distancing measures need to be taken into account. Should schools resume in September?


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Dr. Polyak Presents An Up-Date on the Future of Education and Graduation at the Leyden High Schools as of May 11, 2020


Dr. Polyak announced that graduation for the senior classes at East and West Leyden High Schools will be virtual.   The planning for the virtual graduation is on-going.    He tells everyone they should be tuning in for a surprise at … Continue reading

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Leyden High School’s Superintendent, Dr Polyak Addresses the Governor’s Shutdown for the Balance of the School Year


Leyden High School’s Superintendent, Dr Polyak Addresses the Governor’s Shutdown for the Balance of the School Year………..How will this impact the students ? Will there be summer school ? ……

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So What Could a Virtual Graduation Look Like at Leyden High Schools in May, 2020 ? This is Something We As a Community Need to Embrace to Make the Graduation Meaningful for All.


High schools in Illinois including Leyden Highs Schools will not be able to   hold traditional graduation ceremonies in May because of advice from health experts to limit crowds in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as evolving … Continue reading

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Dr. Polyak Explains to the Leyden SD 212 Educational Community E-Learning Beginning on Monday, April 6th , Noting That It Is “Unlikely” That The Students Will Return To The Buildings This Academic Year


Dr. Nick Polyak updates the Leyden Educational Community regarding what the future of education looks like for the remainder of this academic year at Leyden High School District 212 in a You Tube Presentation issued on Thursday, April 2, 2020 … Continue reading

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Leyden High School Remains Closed Until April 30, 2020 Per The Governor’s Order


#leydenpride #parents, Yesterday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker extended both the “stay-at-home” order and school closures for the state, and they will now run through Thursday, April 30, 2020. We will continue to provide continuity of instruction by presenting students with … Continue reading

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Special Education Students Could Lose With COVID-19 Stimulus Package


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, is the nation’s federal special education law. It provides funding, technical assistance and monitoring to ensure students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education. With the new COVID-19 stimulus package, the … Continue reading

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Illinois State Board of Education: ‘Very real possibility’ school closure will be extended beyond March 30——And Possibly Beyond……………….


The Illinois State Board of Education advised school administrators this week that they should prepare for the “very real possibility” that the state will extend the mandated school closure order beyond March 30. No timeline was provided for such a … Continue reading

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Will Graduates Be Able to Attend a Graduation This Year ?


What does the cancelling of the May graduations at the University of Illinois at Champaign, Chicago and Springfield mean for the planned graduation ceremonies on May 19th, and 20th for the Leyden High Schools at the Rosemont Theatre, as well … Continue reading

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