D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Oct 21, 2020

In-Person Learning Paused

Hello District 103 Community,

After considerable review of the recommendation and further conversations with the Director of the Lake County Health Department, all D103 students at all grade levels will take an “adaptive pause” and institute full remote learning for 10 days beginning Monday, October 26. This pause will remain in effect for at least 10 calendar days and we will examine our circumstances at that time. For information on the School Decision Dashboard metrics, please visit the Lake County Website.

This decision was not made lightly. I fully understand the importance of having in-person learning for students. Unfortunately, the cases of COVID in Lake County continue to climb. The counties in other regions around us including Will, DuPage, Kankakee, and Kane moved into mitigation. Lake and McHenry counties, which make up Region 9, are close behind. Mitigation for the county will include Tier 1 actions as detailed on the Illinois Department of Public Health Website.

Our 10-day pause will allow us time to watch the effects of mitigation to curb the rising cases in Lake County. Unfortunately, we do not live in a bubble. The actions of everyone within the local and larger community impact the effects of COVID in our area. Community outbreaks are occurring in schools, traveling sports teams, bars, restaurants, social gatherings, sleepovers, weddings, etc. These outbreaks then affect others as people move between social groups.

It is my desire to bring students back to in-person learning as fast as we can when our metrics improve. Please be vigilant to do all you can to limit your family’s exposure to COVID-19. As always:

  • Wear your mask

  • Wash your hands

  • Watch your distance

Let us all do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 so we can return to school as soon as possible.


Scott Warren, Ed.D.

Superintendent of D103 Schools

School Library News

K-5 Reading Levels

Please find your Sprague child's reading levels at the Vernon Area Public Library posted on our website.

3-5 Library Open to Everyone

Remote and in-person learners can now check out books from the Half Day library. Here’s how it will work:

All students will search for books on the Half Day Destiny site. Students can find Destiny on a D103 iPad.

Once students select their books, they fill out a Book Request Form. On this form, students must indicate whether they are remote or in-person learners.

Remote learners will include their home address on the Book Request Form and their books will be delivered via our D103 bus system. Books will be delivered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Due to Covid protocol, books cannot be returned on the book buses. Remote learners can drop their books off in the front entrance of Half Day during school hours.

In-person learners will pick their books up outside of the library and return them to the drop box outside of the school library.

Students can have three books checked out at a time for up to two weeks. All books will be quarantined for seven days before reentering circulation. Questions? Please email Becky Morgan at rmorgan@d103.org.

DW Offers Books Delivered to Your Home

Daniel Wright students learning remotely can receive library books delivered to their home. Thanks to a collaboration with the District 103 Transportation Department, students may use this Google Form to request up to three books at a time. The "DW Book Bus" will provide contactless delivery of requested materials to your front door on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Requests for a Tuesday delivery must be submitted by Sunday evening. Requests for a Thursday delivery must be submitted by Tuesday evening. Books must be returned to the drop container located outside of the DW entrance; books may not be sent back with our D103 bus drivers due to COVID protocol.

Please use this Google Form to request print books from the DW Library if you are an in-person DW student. Books will be delivered within 48 hours to your Advisory teacher. Please fill out the form completely, including your Advisory teacher's name AND room number.

Not sure what titles we have? Search our Destiny catalog found on students' iPads. Please read the FAQs for further details. Still have questions? Please contact Mrs. Otto, DW Librarian, at totto@d103.org or Library Assistant, Mrs. Walker, at lwalker@d103.org

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