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Crystal Lawns Elementary School nurse Lori Dela Fuente counts cloth face masks before handing them to Ina Brixey Center Health Clerk Laura Jados, to be boxed for delivery to schools. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Emergency Management Association provided 2.5 million face masks and face shields to schools statewide.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

We hope you're all having a good week. 

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

This Week's Highlights



Schools will distribute student materials including district laptops to all 4th-12th graders between August 17-26, 2020. Your school(s) will share more details about this process.

Likewise, PreK-3rd graders who meet certain criteria will also be eligible to get a district laptop.


The C.W. Avery YMCA will offer its "Kidzone PLUS Youth Enrichment" before and after-school program this fall for elementary and middle school students.

The program will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all four District 202 high schools.


Time is running out to complete your 2020 Census! Remember, the Census helps determine Will County’s share of federal funds (including those for schools.)

It is easy and quick:

Households should have received a letter with a personalized, 12-digit Census ID code earlier this spring.

Go to http://my2020census.gov, use that code to sign in, and you’re all set!

Census data help determine our legislative representation in Congress and our share of $675 billion in federal funding.


Thank you in advance for doing your part!


  • The Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the District 202 Administration Center.

The Board will participate remotely in this meeting because of ongoing pandemic concerns and state health guidelines.


  • District 202 will continue to provide free food services to children under 18 years old through August 26th.
District 202 associations collecting school supplies for students
Aug 11, 2020
AUG 17
Board of Education regular meeting
SEP 14
Board of Education regular meeting
SEP 23
Board of Education Committee meetings
SEP 28
Board of Education regular meeting
OCT 13
Board of Education regular meeting
OCT 21
Board of Education Committee meetings
Kudos and Congratulations
  • Plainfield South High School freshman Catherine Archer collected over 8,000 pounds of food to benefit the Bags of Hope backpack food program as part of her Eagle Scout project. Archer’s donation will feed about 2,000 District 202 students.
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
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Staff members across District 202 this week are getting ready for remote learning.

Teachers are preparing their physical classrooms where many will be teaching from when school starts remotely on August 31.

Computers are ready for students in fourth through twelfth grade to take home.

Many hands are putting together learning packets for students.

Computers, books and study materials will be handed out next week. Please check with your home school for dates and times.

#202proud #202backtoschool #remoteready #learnfromhome #202staffrocks

facebook image from facebook - Plainfield North HS graduate, Marine attended graduation via Facetime - Rose Sardo couldn’t stop thinking about her son, Nicholas, as she drove to pick up his diploma during Plainfield North High School’s Drive-Through Graduation Ceremony at Plainfield North High School on Saturday, July 18, 2020. He couldn’t attend his graduation ceremony in person because he left for the United States Marine Corps boot camp in March after completing high school early. So, his mom decided to bring him to the ceremony, “virtually.” Nicholas completed boot camp on June 9, 2020, and was expected to be home already, but his leave was cancelled due to COVID-19. So, he couldn’t attend the drive-through graduation, Rose said. “The poor kid has been missing out on so much since he left for boot camp,” said Rose, who is also an attendance clerk at PNHS. All District 202 high schools cancelled their traditional graduation ceremonies because of the pandemic and held drive-through ceremonies instead. “I was on my way to pick up his diploma at the drive-through graduation, and then at the spur of the moment I decided to Facetime Nicholas so he could virtually attend his high school graduation,” Rose said. PNHS Assistant Principal Darnell Weathersby congratulated Nicholas via Facetime and gave his diploma to Rose. Weathersby felt honored to be part of Nicholas’ “virtual” graduation. “It is a great feeling when technology allows you to celebrate those seniors serving in our country’s military,” Weathersby said. Thanks to Facetime, and with the help of Weathersby, it ended up being a perfect graduation ceremony, Rose said. “I would have never expected graduation to be like that, but I thought it was the most beautiful experience, and so did Nicholas,” Rose said. “Afterwards Nicholas said to me, ‘Mom that was the best gift you could have given me, I actually felt a part of it. I felt like I was graduating.’” #202proud

twitter image from twitter The gym floor at Plainfield Academy received a little update this summer! The floors are looking brighter and now have the Plainfield Academy logo. #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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Virtual Backpack
Cubscouts Pack 99 Plainfield
Cubscouts Pack 99 Plainfield
Come Sing with Spectrum Youth Singers (Plainfield)
Come Sing with Spectrum Youth Singers (Plainfield)
5v5 Soccer League Plainfield
5v5 Soccer League Plainfield
Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Church
Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Church
WheelsForAll Tutoring Program
WheelsForAll Tutoring Program
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)

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Twitter: @d202schools

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