KSD140 Connection

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Shawn Olson ~ 12/22/2020

It is hard to believe that winter break is upon us! I would like to remind everyone that changes to Third Quarter Learning Options are due by Friday, January 8. If you would like to change your student’s Third Quarter Learning Option, I encourage you to email your school principal as soon as possible. The sooner the school office knows, the sooner they can schedule your child into their new classroom and assign their teacher. If you are not making a change, you do not need to contact the school.

I am happy to report that District metrics looked very favorable after Thanksgiving. Using this data, it does not appear that we will need an Adaptive Pause after Winter Break. Please plan on having your students return to learning on Thursday, January 7.

Lastly, I would like to wish you and your family a peaceful and healthy holiday season. As always, thank you so much for your understanding, flexibility, and support during this pandemic. Please enjoy time with your family and be safe!


Dr. Shawn Olson


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 November. 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!

Review of Third Quarter Learning Options

Kirby School District 140 is offering the same Hybrid and Remote Learning options to families during the third quarter (January 25 - April 1). Please see the summary below.

If you would like to change your student’s learning option for the third quarter, please email your school principal by Friday, January 8. If you are not making a change, you do not need to email.

Third Quarter begins on Monday, January 25. All changes must be received by Friday, January 8.

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 Update Center.