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Mission Statement

The mission of Summit Hill District 161, in collaboration with the family and the community, is to provide our students with the highest quality educational opportunities in a safe, supportive,and stimulating learning environment which will empower them to become productive global citizens and successful lifelong learners.  

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October 21, 2020 Regular Board Meeting
Administrative Center, 7 PM
Public attendance at the meeting will be allowed,  but will be strictly limited to 20 members of the public, determined on a first-come basis.  Social distancing of at least 6 feet will be maintained by all attendees and masks will be required. 
The meeting audio will be available to members of the public who wish to attend the meeting remotely at
Public comments will be facilitated in-person only. If someone other than the 20 members of the attending public would like to make a public comment, there will be a sign-up sheet outside the main entrance and individuals may sign-up and provide their cell number so as to be called in on an individual basis during the public comment period.  Speakers outside of the 20 attending members of the public will be allowed to speak and then will need to exit the building prior to the next speaker to maintain the attendance at the maximum allowable based on the capacity of the board room/training room.

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The information below charts the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported to the Will County Department of Health. The information will be updated weekly on Monday by noon.
Due to privacy laws, we will not be disclosing names or any identifying information. You will be notified if needed according to the IDPH and ISBE guidelines.
Please visit the Will County Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage ( to view extensive reports for our community.
Please click here to view the Metric Guidance information for the district.

Weekly COVID-19 Cases

October 10/15 - 10/16 10/19 - 10/23 10/26 - 10/30
Arbury Hills 0 0 0
Frankfort Square 1* 0 0
Indian Trail 0 0 1
Dr. Julian Rogus 0 1(3*) 0
Hilda Walker Intermediate 0 2(3*) 2
Summit Hill Junior High 3* 2(1*) 1*

*have not been in the building prior to positive test
Total Students/Staff - 2974

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Absence Numbers

Arbury Hills

(708) 479-2106

Frankfort Square

(815) 469-3176

Indian Trail

(815) 469-6993

Dr. Julian Rogus

(815) 464-2034

Hilda Walker

(815) 464-2285

Summit Hill Jr. High

(815) 469-4330

Emergency Closing Procedures

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It never seems soon enough to communicate our plan concerning inclement weather or a school building heating or power emergency. Should the need arise, school closing will be communicated in a variety of ways:

General Guidelines

  •   We review wind chill chart from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    •   If the air temperature reaches -10°, we will strongly consider closing school.
      •   If a sustained wind chill of between -25° and -30° is forecast, we will strongly consider closing school.
        •   We will generally make a decision and communicate with parents around 5:30 a.m.
          •   A status update will be provided to parents the evening before.
            •   If schools are closed, all school-related activities are cancelled.