Dear Parents and Community Members:

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but our schools’ commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through a different format.

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at Sandridge School District 172, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program. 

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. 

As a recap, here are the three priorities for our leadership and planning moving forward:

Priority 1- Feed and care for the extended safety, health, and welfare of students, families, non-student children, staff.

Priority 2- Communicate clearly; share coherent, organized and controlled messages with your staff, students and community.

Priority 3- Provide for the continuity of learning in Illinois

The Sandridge School building will remain closed with staff working remotely as ordered by the Governor. Essential functions are being attended to but other items are on hold.

While these are trying times and everyone has been scrambling for information, please note that the Mayor of Chicago does not speak for any schools in the State of Illinois other than Chicago Public Schools. Many parents are confused as she frequently speaks at press conference’s on the local news and makes comments that ONLY apply to Chicago schools.  We will continue to communicate with you as we have been throughout this crisis on all things pertinent to Sandridge.

 It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. Thanks again. 


Dr Mike Kuzniewski