Lake Zurich Community Unit School District

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Page

Last updated:  March 27, 2020   
 

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This page is designed to provide District 95 parents, students, and staff, the latest information regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 in our area.  Please be aware that we will update this page regularly with the most current information as we receive it from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Lake County Health Department. Some additional information has also been provided by the Cook County Health Department, and the District's contracting physician from Northwest Community Hospital.

Latest Developments
Stay-at-Home Order 
The Governor has issued a Stay-at-Home order for the State of Illinois through April 7, 2020. Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 will be closed through April 7, 2020 (this includes the previously planned week-long spring break). Special education students who attend an outplaced facility will be notified separately regarding the status of those facilities. YMCA before-school and after-school care programs are also be cancelled. 
 
The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. For more information on what this order means for you, please visit the State of Illinois website.
 
Food support for those in need
  •  MEAL ASSISTANCE FROM DISTRICT 95 - Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, as long as the State allows it, District 95 will be providing bagged grab-and-go breakfast and lunches to families in need of meal assistance during the COVID-19 related school closures.
PICK-UP LOCATION: Lake Zurich High School – Door #12, on the west side of the building. Please enter via the main high school driveway and follow the signs.
TIME:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
PICK-UP DAYS:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
ELIGIBILITY:  Children age 18 and under, and Special Education students age 21 and under.
 

On Mondays and Wednesdays, the District will provide 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per child.  On Fridays the District will provide 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per child. Families will be met at the curb and should not exit their vehicles. 

If you are unable to pick up the grab-and-go meals but would still like your child to receive meals, we are trying to offer delivery via a school bus drop off at your home.  If circumstances allow for a home/neighborhood delivery, we need your information. Please provide information via clicking this link Meal Assistance.  Alternatively, you may call 847-540-4943 or email BusinessOffice@lz95.org – leave a message with your contact name, number of children, address and phone number. Delivery is planned to take place from 10am to noon. If we are unable to complete home/neighborhood delivery, we will contact you.

  • ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY - On Thursday evenings at the St. Francis Ministry Center from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Please note, the Harvest Room Sunday evening dinners have been suspended indefinitely at this time.
  • ALPINE CHAPEL - 23153 W. Miller Rd, has a food pantry available from 9am-noon every Saturday.
March 17, 2020 - Video Message to Secondary Students
 
eLearning is in place for all District 95 grade levels. 

Visit the eLearning webpage for information.

Internet access options are available for those in need.

The District provides exterior internet access at all school buildings, look for a white sign reading "Student WiFi access" near the entrance of each building.

Comcast is offering the first 60-days of their Internet Essentials service to qualifying  families  https://www.internetessentials.com/.  Additionally, for the next 60 days, Comcast is offering free WiFi internet access at any of the locations in their extensive network   https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/network/map?zip=60047.