Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center

This is Cicero District 99's official information center on the preventative measures that will be implemented to ensure the safety and wellness of our staff and our students as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures coincide with the Illinois Department of Health and the Illinois State Board of Education


 

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Cancellations

The safety and well-being of students, staff and families remain the top priority for District 99. At this time, Cicero District 99 has decided that: 

All District 99 Schools will be CLOSED

 beginning Tues Mar 17 and are SCHEDULED to reopen Fri May 1.

All state-standardized testing has been SUSPENDED

School days will NOT be made up

Remonte/eLearning will begin APRIL 6TH

All Extracurricular Activities, including before- and after-school clubs, athletic practices and events, and Unify Friday Open Gym (hosted by Cicero Community Outreach at Unity Junior High School), are POSTPONED INDEFINITELY 


 

COVID-19 School Closure Information

To report COVID-19 cases or contact the District office, please call

(708) 863-4856 or (708) 762-2241

To speak to a building principal, please call

(630) 729-7970

To schedule a Chromebook or hotspot swap out, please call

(708) 762-2242

District Updates

*IMPORTANT UPDATE*

04/01/20 at 6 p.m.

Governor Pritzker extended Illinois' stay-at-home order until April 30. The original order was set to expire April 7. Cicero District 99 is urging families to stay home as cases are projected to increase in the coming weeks.

Please help us keep everyone safe by staying home, and making sure to follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

Stay safe and bell well!


Two people affiliated with District 99 diagnosed with COVID-19

On Tuesday, March 24, the District was alerted that there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the District 99 community — one affiliated with Warren Park Elementary School, and one affiliated with Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The families are following the quarantine guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and all appropriate agencies have been notified. District 99 continues to encourage families to self-isolate through stay-at-home measures.

At this time, the last presumed contact in the school building occurred no later than March 13. We are not at liberty to share additional information due to the confidential nature of individuals' health records. We ask that you reach out to your health care provider on general guidance on how to proceed, if you have specific concerns related to potential contact and/or symptoms.


During the afternoon hours on Sunday, March 15, District administrators were informed that a PARENT of two students who attend District 99 schools was in contact with an individual that tested positive for COVID-19.

At this time, there are NO REPORTS OF THE PARENT OR STUDENTS EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19. The family is following following the recommendations from the CDC.

Cicero District 99 is working to ensure the well-being of everyone, please adhere to the guidelines per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 AND develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. 

More detailed information on this incident is available by clicking the links below

District 99 Official Statement regarding the incident ENGLISH

District 99 Official Statement regarding the incident SPANISH

District 99 administrators are continuing to monitor this situation and will provide updates to the District community as they become AVAILABLE and CONFIRMED


4/1/20 COMMUNITY LETTER ENGLISH

4/1/20 COMMUNITY LETTER SPANISh

3/23/20 COMMUNITY LETTER ENGLISH AND SPANISH

3/13/20 Community Letter English

3/13/20 Community Letter Spanish

3/11/20 Community Letter English

3/11/20 Community Letter Spanish

3/3/20 Community Letter English

3/3/20 Community Letter Spanish
 


 

Food Distribution

After Governor Pritzker's "stay at home" order was put into effect on Saturday, March 21, The District had to make some changes to the Grab and Go Breakfast & Lunch Program. Read more below

Meal Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 6 from 8-10 a.m.

*families will receive a two-day meal supply

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 from 8-10 a.m.

*families will receive a three-day meal supply


 

In partnership with Cicero Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero's board of trustees, Cicero District 99 has provided a list of alternate locations to get information about housing, healthcare, mental health, food stability, and SNAP/Medical application support.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES- ENGLISH

COMMUNITY RESOURCES- SPANISH
 

LOCATIONS

Burnham (Door 1)

Cicero West (Door 5)

Columbus West (Door 14)

Drexel (Door 4)

Goodwin (Door 1)

Liberty (Door 1)

Lincoln (Door 7)

Sherlock (Door 1)

Unity East (Door 1)

Unity West (Door 16)

Warren Park (Door 3)

Wilson (Door 1)


 

At Home Learning Resources

Cicero District 99 would like to remind the community on the importance of having children connect to their classes and complete their assignments. The district is making sure students continue to receive quality instruction and this can not be possible if they do not connect with their teachers.

At this time, if a student has questions regarding their assignments or activities, they should reach out directly to their teachers through Schoology or Google Classroom. Teachers will be available:

MONDAY-FRIDAY between

10-11 a.m. AND 2-3 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to make sure their children are continuing to use the reading and math tools available online. 

In addition to completing the activities assigned by teachers each day, District 99 recommends that students spend at least:

ONE HOUR doing math and ONE HOUR reading

Find Teacher Email

Staying Safe

Video

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the number one source of information in regards to (COVID-19). By visiting their website you will find information on:

How to protect yourself

What to do if you think you are sick 

What you need to know about symptoms, older adults/medical conditions, and preparing your family

Resources for the community concerning travel, schools, childcare, businesses, employers, community, and faith-based organizations

The CDC, advises people to CALL YOUR DOCTOR if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing and to call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reminding people that:

Person-to-person spread of COVID-19 appears to be mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. 

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Illinois Department of Public Health Coronavirus Hotline:

1-800-889-3931

Email: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV