D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Nov. 4, 2020

District Update on COVID-19

Hello District 103 families,

COVID-19 continues to disrupt our daily lives, especially the opportunity to have our children in school. We continue to seek guidance from the Director of the Lake County Health Department on how we can return to in-person learning.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 incidence rates in the county as well as in our local zip codes. As of today, November 4, the county incidence rate continues to increase and is now at the “hyper-substantial” level (daily rates above 30 per 100,000 population). While our local D103 zip codes have remained below the county levels, they continue to increase and have reached the “substantial" level of transmission (rates above 15 per 100,000). We will need to see a decrease in this rate to allow us to bring students back to school.

Virtual learning will continue for all students for the near future. When the metrics show a consistent decline in COVID-19 activity, a decision will be made as to when we can bring students back for in-person learning. We will notify you at least two-days in advance of any transition from remote to in-person learning.

I am asking our families to pledge with me to follow the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health guidance to mitigate COVID-19 in our community. We know the transmission of COVID-19 occurs more rapidly when people become lax in their behaviors by not wearing masks, not maintaining social distance, and not washing hands. It is easy for all of us to think, “I don’t have it, and I trust that you don’t have it either”. Letting our guard down against the virus puts us all at risk. COVID-19 outbreaks have been traced to:

  • Social Gatherings (weddings, parties, friends in homes, bars, restaurants)

  • Sleepovers

  • Sport events both locally and outside Illinois with teams traveling to avoid mitigation guidelines in Illinois

In an effort to reopen our schools, I am asking our community to pledge to be vigilant against the spread of COVID-19. This pledge is a reminder, and a commitment, to do everything we can to watch our own behaviors to keep our children in school. We cannot eradicate COVID-19 but we can do our part to reduce the spread and minimize risk.

It will take a village to keep COVID-19 levels low in our community. Join me in committing to our COVID-19 pledge so we can have in-person school again.

Thank you for your commitment in raising our Leaders in Learning.


Scott Warren, Ed.D.
Superintendent of D103 Schools

Other News

SHS Musical

Stevenson High School invites you to enjoy Disney's Newsies, a musical performance featuring the talents and hard work of over 120 students as cast, pit orchestra, and production crew in a 2.5 hour+ performance. The performance is available after Nov. 19.

Fall Spirit Wear

The PTO now offers Spirit Wear year round. Check out hoodies, long sleeve tees, sweatpants and more.

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on November 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting webpage.

ELC Food Pantry Open to D103 Families

D103 families are invited to participate in the Exceptional Learners Collaborative breakfast and lunch program open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up meals at the ELC site, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills. The collaborative is also seeking the following food pantry items:

  • paper bags
  • hamburger helper
  • canned chicken/tuna
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • canned pasta (chef boyardee)
  • cereal
  • canned veggies
  • rice
  • soup
  • oatmeal
  • dried beans
  • canned fruit

For questions, please reach out to the ELC Director Kristen Bordonaro at kbordonaro@elced.org.

Questions about Lake County? Your Answer - 211

211 is an easy to remember, 24-hour information and referral helpline in Lake County. It’s designed to reduce time and frustration by acting as a central access point to the health and human services in Lake County.

  • Call 211 or text 898211

Without 211, people are often faced with finding services on their own. The result is a lot of time spent calling around trying to find the answer to their need. 211 can answer questions about housing, immigration, government, financial support, crisis management, and more.


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