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February 19, 2021
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Wesmere Elementary School third grade teacher Holly Held helps a student write cursive letters in shaving cream on February 18, 2021. The last group of District 202 students (including third graders) returned to in-person learning this week.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

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

  • About 2,300 District 202 staff members got the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine through the Will and Kendall county health departments over the last three weeks. District 202 has about 3,200 staff.
  • We updated the "Covid-19 Parent Handbook" this week. Please continue to review the Handbook which designed to help families understand the pandemic, official health guidance, rules, our efforts to keep students and staff safe. (updated February 18, 2021.)

This special page has all the current news, information, photos, videos, and resources about the plan to return students to in-person learning. We will update it often over the next few weeks.

  • Delivery for our Curbside Meal Service is now on Wednesdays, through March 3rd. Free meals are available to ALL students 18 and younger.
This Week's Highlights


***DEDICATION TO ACCURACY DEPT: Grand Prairie Elementary School second-grade teacher Candace Savage's first name was misspelled last week. We apologize for the error. 


  • The Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the district administrative center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield. Public session starts at 7:30 p.m.

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



The C.A.P.E. parent organization will host the forum and the community can watch online via Zoom. The forum will also be recorded and posted on the District 202 web site.

  • Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lane Abrell discusses the important work the district’s Cultural Competency Committee is doing to “help make District 202 more equitable, supportive, and welcoming for all our very diverse school district family.”


Plainfield East HS trio named 2021 National Merit finalists
Feb 18, 2021
D. 202 Board of Ed. candidates’ “virtual” forum slated for Feb. 23rd
Feb 17, 2021
D. 202 high school musicians play in SPC Honor Band Festival
Feb 17, 2021
Plainfield South HS to host motivational speaker for students
Feb 16, 2021
FEB 22
Board of Education regular meeting
FEB 23
CAPE Board of Education Candidates Forum
FEB 24
Foundation for Excellence regular meeting
FEB 26
Teacher Institute - No Student Attendance
MAR 15
School Improvement Day - Early Release
MAR 17
Board of Education Committee meetings
Kudos and Congratulations
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
facebook image from facebook DISTRICT 202 COMMUNITY COLUMN By Dr. Lane Abrell Superintendent of Schools Dear District 202 Community, As we all know, the last 11 months have been a time of significant challenge. While District 202 (like all school districts) worked hard to address the immediate challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also worked hard to address a much longer-term challenge – that of racism and the need for equity in our schools and the greater community. This month, we celebrate and honor the countless significant scientific, cultural, academic, economic, political, and civic contributions people of color have made to our country. During this time, I’d like to remind our community of some of our own work to make District 202 more equitable, supportive, and welcoming for all our very diverse school district family. #202proud Read more: www.psd202.org/documents/1613600685.pdf

instagram image from instagram Students in Ms. Peters first grade class at Walker's Grove Elementary School completed a book challenge during remote le...

twitter image from twitter D202 schools & facilities will be closed Tuesday, Feb.16 due to snow & hazardous road conditions. STUDENTS WILL ENGAGE IN A REMOTE, SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING DAY tomorrow. Students will log on at their normal and usual times. There will be no in-person attendance tomorrow. #202proud pic.twitter.com/oObYZQtMck— Plainfield Community Consolidated SD 202 (@d202schools) February 16, 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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Third, fourth, fifth, eighth, 10th and 11th graders return to in-person learning, February 2021
Third, fourth, fifth, eighth, 10th and 11th graders return to in-person learning, February 2021
Virtual Backpack
Plainfield, Spectrum Youth Singers, Singing and Body Percussion Workshop
Plainfield, Spectrum Youth Singers, Singing and Body Percussion Workshop
Plainfield Park District Indoor Soccer
Plainfield Park District Indoor Soccer
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.


Have a great 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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