Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Page
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 local, regional, State, or other authorities.
On April 17, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an order that all Illinois schools remain closed for the remainder of this school year. District 95 students will continue with eLearning plans for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
Food Support for Those in Need
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.
MEAL ASSISTANCE FROM DISTRICT 95 - District 95 is providing bagged grab-and-go breakfast and lunches to any family 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 and Wednesdays
- ELIGIBILITY: Children age 18 and under, and Special Education students age 21 and under.
On Mondays the District will provide 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per child. On Wednesdays the District will provide 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches 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.
How do I access eLearning information?
We have created an eLearning webpage that is accessible from a number of places.
- On each school website there is an eLearning link on the menu bar that looks like this:
- There is a link to eLearning on the district website under Students.
- There is a link in the circle at the bottom of the district home page to eLearning.
Our household doesn't have internet connectivity, what can I do?
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.
My family does not have enough food. How can I get help?
Please see the section above called "Assistance with Food".
With schools closing, what does this mean for student learning?
Our staff has been diligently developing an eLearning plan which has been approved by the Lake County Regional Office of Education. This means we are now poised to continue learning even while students and staff are at home. There will be daily expectations of students (with parent support) and staff, however, there will also be flexibility.
We have deployed an eLearning webpage that is available on every school website and the district website. Student and staff expectations are listed there, along with learning resources (by grade level for elementary, through Canvas for secondary), as well as technical support.
How do I talk to my children about Coronavirus?
In this time of uncertainty, it is very important that parents remain calm and reassuring for their children. Please consider using the social story below (under Helpful Resources) to help you discuss the Coronavirus in an appropriate manner with your children.
What You Can Do for Your Family Members
The Illinois Department of Public Health recommends the following measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you have not already done so, discuss influenza vaccination with your health care provider to help protect you against seasonal influenza.