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January 8, 2021
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Masonry contractors work on a classroom wall in Wallin Oaks Elementary School on Friday, January 8, 2021. Crews are working inside to install drywall, finish concrete walls, electrical work and other items in what will be District 202’s 18th elementary school.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

Hoping your first week back to school in 2021 has been successful.

Here is today’s selection of D. 202 news and information:


There is a misconception, based on a video on social media, that the CDC is directing schools to open. The CDC does not have that authority. Rather, the CDC provides guidance to schools to assist with their decision-making process

Among other important points, the CDC emphasizes that schools must consider their impact on the greater community when planning to re-open, as COVID-19 is a community health issue.

  • Please continue to 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, January 11, 2021.

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.

  • We are proud and happy to continue our Curbside Meal Service. Free meals are available to ALL students 18 and younger. The above link includes pick-up information for January and February 2021.
  • The Jon Balke VIRTUAL Student Art Gallery is proud to feature works in January 2021 from: Central, Charles Reed, and Lincoln elementary schools; Heritage Grove and Indian Trail middle schools; and Plainfield High School – Central Campus. Check out our students’ amazing artistic abilities.


Fifteen D. 202 musicians selected for ILMEA All-State event
Jan 6, 2021
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
JAN 20
Board of Education Committee meetings
JAN 25
Board of Education regular meeting
Kudos and Congratulations
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram image from instagram Liberty Elementary School third grade teacher Jeanette Denton realized her students constantly wanted to share stories d...

facebook image from facebook Every month, the District 202 Administration Building typically displays student artwork in the Jon Balke Art Gallery. The District is now hosting a virtual art gallery due to remote learning and pandemic-related safety concerns. Check out student artwork from a few different District 202 schools for January: https://www.psd202.org/album/01/2438... #202proud

twitter image from twitter Many District 202 classes continue to recognize teachers for their hard work during remote learning. The week before winter break, Ms. Thurn's second grade class at Eichelberger Elementary School surprised her with some thank you signs. #202proud @Eichelberger202 @MrHarrisEE pic.twitter.com/XBDnlqzPTb— Plainfield Community Consolidated SD 202 (@d202schools) January 1, 2021


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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Construction of Wallin Oaks Elementary School
Construction of Wallin Oaks Elementary School
Virtual Backpack
Mobile Food Pantry Plainfield
Mobile Food Pantry Plainfield
Mobile Food Pantry Plainfield
Mobile Food Pantry Plainfield
Join Spectrum Youth Singers, Plainfield
Join Spectrum Youth Singers, Plainfield
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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