Iroquois West students just came off spring break and ordinarily would have been back in class as of Monday, but these are not normal circumstances because the COVID19 virus has put a brake on just about every activity, including classes at every level across the state.

The Illinois Superintendent of Schools has declared that Remote Learning Days for schools statewide started on Tuesday and will continue until in-person instruction can continue.

During Remote Learning Days schools may implement either an E-Learning Plan  or a Remote Learning Day plan that provides students with instruction and access to educators through whatever means possible.

Schools may also use up to five Remote Learning Planning Days at any time to work on learning plans in partnership with their collective bargaining units.

Remote Learning Days, Planning Days and Act of God Days count as actual student attedance days and count toward the minimum length of the school year and do not need to be made up.

Some notes about items that are particular to Iroquois West include:

•Scholarships that were to be returned to Mrs. Eighner as of April 1 have been changed to May 1. Other due dates stand as is.

•Meal distribution resumed on Monday. Students or parents had been asked to sign up by Monday morning. All meals will now be picked up at IWHS in Gilman at the back door on the north side of the building from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.