Here’s what is on the Prairie Ridge web site:
Prairie Ridge Remote Learning
The McHenry County Department of Health notified us on Monday, October 19 that Prairie Ridge High School is under evaluation due to the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
With the health and safety of our students and staff at the forefront of each decision we make, we have decided that while the health department evaluates our cases, out of an abundance of caution, we will close Prairie Ridge High School, including the STRIVE program, and switch to remote learning for the remainder of the week, beginning Tuesday, October 20.
- All students and staff will be remote until the end of the week (October 23).
- The daily schedule will continue with nine periods from 7:25 a.m. – 2:05 p.m. Students will be expected to log in to Canvas or Zoom for classes.
- Nothing will change for students who are currently in the remote learning model.
- Students do not need to quarantine unless they have been notified that they are a close contact.
- After school activities scheduled for Monday, October 19 will continue as planned.
- After school activities beginning Tuesday, October 20, will be cancelled for the remainder of the week.
- We will continue to provide updates as we learn more information in collaboration with the McHenry County Department of Health.
- Students in the STRIVE program will receive a separate communication.
- Food distribution for all Prairie Ridge families will be available at the main entrance of Crystal Lake Central High School at 45 W. Franklin Avenue in Crystal Lake. Meals can be picked up Tuesday through Friday during school hours from a fridge located just outside the main entrance.
- For additional tech support during this week, simply click the Tech Support icon in the lower system tray or bookmark chsd155.incidentiq.com and login using your District 155 Google account. There are also Tech Support links available from the district and school websites under STUDENTS, STAFF, and PARENTS at the top right corner.
Our operations staff is already hard at work deep cleaning and disinfecting the building for our safe return. We understand the importance of giving our students a safe environment to learn in-person and do not want to jeopardize that opportunity. During remote learning, we ask that if your student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, please call the school’s health office.
It’s important for us to remain vigilant and work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We have been able to trace cases back to social gatherings amongst students, and we think it is important to emphasize how critical physical distancing, wearing masks, and washing our hands is in order to ensure this setback is temporary and we can resume in-person instruction as soon as it is safe to do so.
We appreciate your continued flexibility and patience as we navigate this pandemic together, and we will provide you updates with new information.