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:
Parents automatically receive alerts via text, voice, or e-mail.
Local television stations: Channels 2, 5, 7, 9 (WGN), 32 (FOX), & CLTV
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.
The mission of Summit Hill School 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.