KSD140 Connection

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Shawn Olson ~ 12/20/2021

As we head into winter break, I would like to express my gratitude to the students, families, and staff members who enthusiastically contribute so much to our District each and every day. Every member of our D140 team should be proud of what we have accomplished together. Your ongoing support and commitment make our schools a very special place to learn and achieve.

As a reminder, D140’s Winter Break will begin with a half-day on Tuesday, December 21 and runs through Wednesday, January 5. Classes will resume on Thursday, January 6 for students. Staff will return to buildings on Wednesday, January 5 for professional development.

On behalf of the Board of Education and the District 140 administrative team, I would like to wish our families and staff a peaceful and healthy holiday season. I hope you are able to rest and recharge and spend time with family and friends over the upcoming weeks. Happy New Year!


Dr. Shawn M. Olson


Snow and Cold Day Notifications

If emergency days are needed during the 2021-22 school year due to snow or extreme cold, families will receive notification via a phone/email/text message and an alert will be posted on our District website. KSD 140 also communicates school closure information through Facebook, Twitter, and the Emergency Closing Center (ECC).

Now would be a great time to make sure your Infinite Campus contact information and preferences are up-to-date. Please log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to check your contact information and make any necessary changes.

Health/Life Safety Inspection

In accordance with Illinois School Code, the South Cook Intermediate Service Center conducted an annual Health/Life Safety inspection of all D140 facilities in early December. No violations were found. Maintenance Supervisor Robert Prost and his staff were commended for the "safe, clean, well-maintained buildings that provide excellent learning environments for the students and staff" in the report. We are proud of our schools and grateful for our outstanding maintenance team.

D140 COVID-19 Dashboard

D140's COVID-19 Dashboard provides the community with current information regarding districtwide positive COVID-19 cases and quarantine information. It will be updated each Friday by 10:00 am.

For additional information, please visit our website at COVID-19 Reporting and Updates.

Upcoming Events

  • December 21 - Half Day - Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 am and middle schools will be dismissed at 12 noon
  • December 22 - January 5 - Winter Break/Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students
  • January 6 - Classes Resume in all D140 Schools
  • January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
  • January 20 - Board of Education Meeting @ 7 pm
  • January 21 - Second Quarter Ends
  • January 26 - Beginning Band Concert from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Prairie View Middle School
  • February 4 - Half Day - Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 am, and middle schools will be dismissed at 12 noon
  • February 4 - Report Cards Released Via Infinite Campus