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April 9, 2020
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District 202 families pick up loaner laptops on Sunday, April 9, 2020 at Plainfield High School-Central Campus. The district distributed laptops to qualifying families to help with Remote Learning during the COVID-19 mandated school closing. Remote learning began Monday, April 6, 2020. Students also can complete the work on paper.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,


  • There is no school tomorrow (April 10th) or Monday, April 13th. Therefore, students do not need to engage in Remote Learning until Tuesday, April 14th.
  • We also updated the schedule for free breakfast and lunch service for all students 18 years and younger. Please call (815) 577-4046 if you need food delivered to students.

With that, here is the rest of this week’s selection of D. 202 news and information:

This Week's Highlights

CORRECTION – We accidentally misidentified one of the winners of the Plainfield Library’s short story writing contest: Ira Jones Middle School 6th grader Christopher Henry won 2nd place in his grade/category. We apologize for the error.


  • The District 202 Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, April 13, 2020 at the District 202 Administrative Center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield.

***The public will not be allowed to enter the Administrative Center. Board members will attend the meeting remotely. However, the public can still view the meeting and submit public comments.

  • Several Internet/cable providers are offering discounted services because of the COVID-19 closure.

Please contact your local Internet or cable provider (for example, Metronet, Comcast or Verizon) about upgrades and special pricing. 

  • Speaking of "Remote Learning," we want to highlight a special photo gallery of some of the many ways our students and staff are learning from home during this school closure.
District 202 event on parent-student communications cancelled
Apr 7, 2020
Ira Jones MS students challenged to write thank-you letters to “real heroes”
Apr 3, 2020
APR 10
Spring Holiday - NO SCHOOL
APR 13
Board of Education regular meeting
APR 16
POSTPONED -- Plainfield Foundation for Excellence Annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser
APR 22
Board of Education Committees
APR 22
Plainfield Foundation for Excellence
APR 24
CAPE monthly meeting
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
facebook image from facebook Plainfield South High School Spanish teacher Mary Jones is making fabric masks for area health care facilities during the mandated school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jones, who has worked in District 202 since 2001, made 20 fabric face masks with a free kit from Joann Fabrics. Health care facilities across the country need these fabric masks because of a shortage fueled by the virus outbreak. Jones, whose mom taught her to sew at when she was a child, returned the first 20 masks to Joann to be donated to local health care facilities. The craft and fabric store wants to donate 100 million homemade masks across the country. Jones is now working on masks for the Edward-Elmhurst Health, she said. “I’m just going to work on masks until I run out of supplies,” Jones said. Visit http://www.psd202.org/news/1493 for more on Jones' work.

instagram image from instagram John F. Kennedy Middle School English Teacher Jennifer Gruca found a creative way to give back to the community during this time of need, and still abide by social distancing rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gruca, who is also a photographer, launched a “photography cause project” on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Along with her two sons, Gruca offered to drive around town to take pictures of families – from a distance, in her car – doing something fun, serious, classic or unique while simultaneously supporting Hesed House. In trade, she asked JFK staff and families to donate to Hesed House, a homeless shelter in Aurora, which will remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. After snapping a few pictures, Gruca popped open her trunk to collect donations for the homeless shelter. “I am attempting to tie my three passions together; being a mother, teacher, and photographer, while also supporting our community and our most vulnerable neighbors—our friends at Hesed House,” Gruca said. The project also offered a way for families to use their creativity and work together, while easing the feeling of cabin fever, she added. After driving around to 17 homes and collecting online donations, Gruca collected $830 and a trunk-full of resources for Hesed House. Families donated items like toilet paper, disposable gloves, non-perishable food and bottled water. #202proud Please visit www.facebook.com/iconicimagesbyjen to see Gruca’s pictures from this project.

twitter image from twitter Questions about remote learning that begins Monday, April 6? Visit https://t.co/WRVBO9TnxY or look below. #202proud https://t.co/hquXPu7Kx6


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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Remote Learning, Week of April 6, 2020
Remote Learning, Week of April 6, 2020
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.

Thank you ESPECIALLY this week for your patience and help with the first week of Remote Learning. We know the experience was frustrating for some families. So, we greatly appreciate your support and understanding as we walk together down this new path.

PLEASE do everything you can to be safe and stay well, most especially practicing proper hygiene and washing your hands.


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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