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December 11, 2020
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Freedom Elementary School first graders went on a "virtual field trip" to the zoo this week. Students dressed up for the field trip and brought their own stuffed animals along for the fun. Students learned what zoo keepers do and watched live footage of a variety of animals at the zoo.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

Hope you have had a good week. Here is today’s selection of D. 202 news and information:

  • Please review our special "Covid-19 Parent Handbook" to help families understand the pandemic, official health guidance, rules, our efforts to keep students and staff safe, etc.

The Parent Handbook is one of several resources posted on the Covid-19 Information page on our website to help families while we are in remote learning. Please continue to review these materials. 

This Week's Highlights


  • The Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, December 14, 2020.

The Board will meet virtually because of ongoing pandemic-related health and safety concerns. However, the community can watch the meeting online, and submit public comments via email.

NOTE: The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2020 tax levy at 6:30 p.m. as required by law.

  • We have posted the Holiday Pick-Up Schedule for our Curbside Meal Service. Free meals are available to ALL students 18 and younger.
D. 202, Aramark serve 1.2 million free meals during pandemic
Dec 8, 2020
DEC 14
Board of Education regular meeting
DEC 21
Winter Break - No School
JAN 11
Board of Education regular meeting
JAN 15
End of Semester One
JAN 15
School Improvement Day - Early Release
JAN 18
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - NO SCHOOL
Kudos and Congratulations

The Lakewood Falls Elementary School PTA recently donated $1,000 to the Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry and an additional $1,000 to the Bags of Hope backpack food program.

Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
twitter image from twitter D.202, @Aramark gave out more than 1 million free meals since school buildings were closed in March. That's a lot of pizza, fresh fruit and milk! Read more at CLICK HERE. #202proud #remotelearning #ILSchoolStories @USDA @ISBEnews @ILSchoolNet @ilprincipals pic.twitter.com/XUUfbsoUCL— Plainfield Community Consolidated SD 202 (@d202schools) December 9, 2020

instagram image from instagram "They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side..." - Adm. Chester W. Nimi...

facebook image from facebook DISTRICT 202 COMMUNITY COLUMN By Dr. Lane Abrell Superintendent of Schools Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and especially since we returned to school in August, I have watched our families, students, and staff work extremely hard to turn countless “lemons” into “lemonade” by making the best out of what are very difficult circumstances. We absolutely understand how challenging remote learning has been for everyone involved. We plan to return to in-person learning when it is safe. In fact, we had started to do that when about 300 special needs students returned to the classroom on October 26th. That was a great day. Unfortunately, like many school districts statewide, we had to pause those plans two weeks later as the COVID-19 positivity rate skyrocketed. Read more: www.psd202.org/documents/1607102468.pdf #202proud


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!

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English Language teachers bring holiday cheer to students
English Language teachers bring holiday cheer to students
Virtual Backpack
Plainfield Mobile Food Pantry
Plainfield Mobile Food Pantry
Storytime with Skates
Storytime with Skates
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.


Have a good weekend.

Tom Hernandez

Plainfield District 202

Director of Community Relations

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

(815) 577-4008

(815) 514-5409 (cell)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/psd202

Twitter: @d202schools

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