News & Announcements

Superintendent Alfred's Welcome Back Letter

Welcome back for the 2020-2021 school year! We are incredibly delighted to have our students and educators back engaging in learning again. We could not be more excited to see your kids' smiling faces even if it is virtually! Click on the link above "Superintendent Alfred's Welcome Back Letter" to read the complete message.

2020-2021 School Year to Begin with Remote Learning

After consultation with Illinois Department of Public Health and careful consideration of the health and safety of students and staff, Elementary School District 159 have made the decision to begin the 2020-2021 school year with remote learning for all students. In addition, the first day of lessons has been delayed until August 24.

Registration for New Students By Appointment ONLY

Appointments to register NEW students in grades K-8th will be done by appointment only. Appointments can be made July 28th-30th, from 10AM-3PM by contacting your neighborhood school. All RETURNING students must complete registration online.

Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 12th 6:30PM

We would like to clarify the discrepancy for the time of our Board of Education meeting on tomorrow, August 12th. Elementary School District 159 Board of Education meeting will convene at 6:30 p.m. Have a wonderful evening. Click on link above to access the Zoom Webinar "Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 12th 6:30PM"

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, July 27th, the Board Of Education approved our School District reopening plan for the 2020 school year. Inasmuch, we are hosting virtual town hall meetings to provide information about our Remote Learning Plan. Our town hall meetings will be held this Thursday, July 30th and Thursday, August 6th at 7pm. To attend one of our meetings, please visit our website at to access the Zoom link. Thank you.

Back to School - Monday, August 24th

Elementary School District 159 calendar for the 2020-2021 school year has been amended to reflect pushing back the school year by one week. Our official reopening for the 2021 academic year is now Monday, August 24, 2020. During this time, students will return to school remotely for two weeks.  However, we are examining a hybrid model with a remote option.  Further guidance is forthcoming.

Registration Snap Code

Students verification/registration information was sent out to the emails on file. Please register your student with the Snap Code provided. If you haven't received the code, please email If you have already registered online no further action is required.

Appointments for Pre-School (PK) Screenings

Appointments for Pre-School (PK) Screenings are being taken now. Screenings will take place July 28-30 by appointment only for qualifying students. Students must be 3 by August 17th or 5 after September 1. Acceptance for a seat is based on availability and priority of need. To view our flyer click on the "Appointments for Pre-School (PK) Screenings" link above or families can contact the school at 708 720-1107 or via the school's email.
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