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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.  

District News

 
 
 
 
 
 
Just a reminder that Tuesday, March 9, 2021 is a Remote Learning Day for all students
 
Dr. Barb Rains
Superintendent
 


 
Superintendent Search: School Community Participation Invitation

 
Dear District 161 school community members-
As you know, the Board of Education is engaged in the process of selecting the Superintendent to succeed Dr. Barb Rains who will retire on June 30, 2021 after 40+ years of service. The Board has enlisted the services of the Illinois Association of School Boards Executive Search division to assist with this important work. The Board of Education has interviewed candidates. From these interviews, the pool has been narrowed to three candidates. The three semifinalist candidates will participate in a final interview process with the Board of Education in March. 
 
As part of the search process, the Board is seeking input and feedback from representative stakeholders including administrators, district staff members, parents/guardians, and community members.
 
On Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. in the SHJH cafetorium, each semifinalist will attend a meeting with a representative stakeholder group of administrators, staff members, parents/guardians, and community members. 
Questions for the candidates are being collected via the form at:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VocBlzf5xk-ceg5KoZCRZhjAwyBtwypBnizrIowI1zRUQU1MTFhUVk9HT01LRUNHSEY1TDdYSEZDMS4u  
 
An IASB representative will pose the questions to each candidate during each meeting. Interested stakeholders will be able to listen to each candidate's responses and offer feedback to the IASB consultant following each meeting.
 
This form also serves as an invitation to community members who would like to participate on Saturday, March 6. Before volunteering to participate on March 6, please ensure you are available from 9 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.  (Late arrival and/or early departure will be a distraction and can compromise the integrity of the process.)  
 
If more people offer to participate than the maximum per IDPH guidelines, participants will be selected to ensure diverse representation across all stakeholder groups (e.g., schools, employee groups). Participants must show an ID and will be temperature-checked prior to entering the cafetorium.  Participants will be socially distanced and will be required to wear a mask throughout the process.
 
This form closes at NOON on Tuesday, MARCH 2. If you volunteer to participate, you will be notified via e-mail by Dr. Patricia Viniard, the IASB consultant who is assisting the Board of Education.
 
Sincerely,
Summit Hill SD 161 Board of Education

 
Kindergarten Registration Drive Begins February 1st
Click here to schedule your appointment at the Administrative Center to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. For information on what documentation is needed at the time of your appointment click the Student Registration button under our Quick Links section below.

 
March 8, 2021, Special Meeting, Mary Drew Administrative Center, 6 PM
 
March 10, 2021, Special Meeting/Board Planning, Mary Drew Adimistrative Center, 6 PM
Public attendance at the meeting will be allowed but will be strictly limited to 35 members of the public, determined on a first-come basis.  Social distancing 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 https://livestream.com/shsd161/events/9059359.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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COVID 19

 
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 (https://willcountyhealth.org/coronavirus-information/) to view extensive reports for our community.
 
Please click here to view the Metric Guidance information for the district.
 

Weekly COVID-19 Cases

Weekly Information 10/26 - 10/30 11/2 - 11/6 11/9 - 11/13 11/16 - 11/20 11/23-11/27 11/30-12/4 12/7-12/11 12/14-12/18 12/21-12/25 12/28-1/2 1/4-1/8 1/11-1/15 1/16-1/22 1/25-1/31 2/1-2/7 2/8-2/14 2/15-2/21 2/22-2/28 3/1-3/7 3/8-3/14
Arbury Hills 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 (1*) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frankfort Square 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indian Trail 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1(1*) 2 0 3 2 0 0 0
Dr. Julian Rogus 2 3 3 (3*) 1 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Hilda Walker Intermediate 4 4 (2)1* 3(1*) 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Summit Hill Junior High 2(1*) 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 (1*) 2* 0 1 2(1*) 0 0 0

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

COVID Metrics Tracking

Positivity Rates

Date Will County District Zip Codes Lower Value
2/28/2021 3.7% 4.2% 3.7%
3/1/2021 3.8% 3.9% 3.8%
3/2/2021 4.1% 4.2% 4.1%
3/3/2021 4.2% 4.5% 4.2%

Cases per 100K

Date Will County District Zip Codes Lower Value
2/28/2021 124.0 14.3 14.3
3/1/2021 124.0 13.4 13.4
3/2/2021 124.0 13.4 13.4
3/3/2021 124.0 14.3 14.3

 
Current Learning Model                                   Full In-person
 
Will County Data Sources:
Positivity Rates: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=7
Cases per 100K: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Will
 
District Zip Codes Data Source
Positivity rates & cases per 100k: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-tracker-daily-updates-on-cases-deaths-in-illinois-indiana/2270783/
 

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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.