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D97 Classes to Resume Wednesday

The two off days will affect MAP testing, lunch menus and school calendar.

With the weather expected to improve Wednesday, Oak Park Elementary School District 97 schools will be back in session Wednesday, Jan. 8. 

While temps are expected to rise above zero, District 97 officials are encouraging parents to stress importance of following the Village's Safe Walking Routes and taking the necessary precautions when traveling to and from school with their children, according to a message from District 97. 

The two off days will affect the 2013-14 school calendar, MAP testing and food service scheduled for this week. Below are the changes, according to the district: 

MAP Testing
The MAP testing window for students in grades two through eight has been changed toJanuary 8 to 24, 2014. Please contact your child's school if you have questions or need more information about the testing.

Food Service
Oak Park and River Forest High School, which is the district’s food service provider, has notified us that the lunch menu originally scheduled for Monday will be served tomorrow. This menu includes:

  • Whole wheat pasta with meat sauce
  • Spinach salad with Italian dressing
  • Applesauce cup
  • Whole grain roll

The high school anticipates there will be additional changes to the menu for the rest of the week and possibly next week based on delays in food deliveries. We will send you these changes and post them on our website as soon as we receive them.

School Calendar
State law requires that Illinois public schools be in session a minimum of 176 days. As a result, we may need to add days to the end of the school year to meet this requirement. We will send out an update regarding the status of our school calendar for this year, including any revisions that need to be made to it based on the emergency days we used this week, as soon as possible. Please note, however, we do not anticipate the use of these emergency days will impact the graduation date or activities for our eighth grade students.

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