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Travel Information, Post Winter Break Status Survey, Substitute Teachers Needed, PTO Fundraiser, Ed Foundation Holiday Boutique, and Upcoming Events

December 4, 2020

Dear District 31 Parents/ Guardians,

I am so proud of our District 31 families who have returned from the holidays and jumped right into eLearning. Though it is certainly not ideal, we have come together to support each other and we are all doing our very best to ensure our students continue to learn and grow.

We are looking forward to welcoming out students back on campus in 2021.  In preparation for our return, we are collecting information to help us plan. The Cook County Department of Public Health is asking anyone who travels outside of the state of Illinois to quarantine for 14 days.  As we plan to welcome our students back, we are asking families if they will be traveling over break and thus need to quarantine for 14 days before a student can return back to Field or Winkelman.  At this point the Illinois Department of Public Health is reviewing the new CDC guidelines concerning quarantine.  If they are updated and the timeframe is shorter, we will let you know.  As of today, they are still using 14 days. We are asking every family who participates in our in-person programming to complete this survey by Tuesday, December 8 at 9am.  Please take the survey here.

The search for District 31 substitute teachers continues and we urge anyone who is interested or knows someone who may be interested to visit to learn more about the opportunity. The District also has two teaching positions available at Winkelman beginning in January. This is a wonderful opportunity for teaching professionals to enter our special District 31 community. If you know of any teachers who would be a great fit for our community, please have them contact me at

Save the date for the next PTO Fundraiser. Eat at Lou Malnati's, 1326 Shermer in Northbrook, on Tuesday, December 8 and 20% of your meal will be donated to the PTO to support our District. Remember to mention District 31 (or use the code FUNDD31 on the app).

Please remember to visit the Education Foundation Virtual Holiday Boutique to support the Education Foundation Fundraiser. Many of the vendors are offering specials and it is a great opportunity to shop for those on your holiday shopping lists. Visit the Virtual Holiday Boutique

Upcoming District Events
Field and Winkelman Adaptive Pause Continues (Remote Learning Only)
Monday, November 16 - Friday, December 18

Education Foundation Meeting
Tuesday, December 8

PTO Fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s
Tuesday, December 8

Winter Break
Monday, December 8 - Friday, January 1

No Student Attendance - Blended Remote Learning Planning Day
Monday, January 4

School Resumes
Tuesday, January 5

Have a wonderful and restful weekend.  

Dr. Erin K. Murphy