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LPHS Coronavirus Information & Updates

This page contains all the official announcements from LaSalle-Peru Township High School regarding our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you have any questions during the extended closure, please contact the LP switchboard at 815-223-1721. We will have limited staff in the building beginning Tuesday, March 17. Please scroll down the page or use the following text links for athletics & activites information, educational resources, and meal delivery information for our students and families.

As of March 31, the Governor's order for school closures has been extended through Thursday, April 30, 2020.

You can also find additional information regarding our COVID-19 response at https://www.lphs.net/COVID19Response.

(March 16, 2020)
Dear LP Families -

First, THANK YOU to everyone who has completed our survey request. Thus far 856 folks have responded - which has provided us with GREAT information to better serve you. Please remember that the survey will remain open until 8:00 am tomorrow. Families without internet can call Mrs. Bobbi Newell at (815) 220-2769 anytime after 8:00 am tomorrow to complete the survey.

I will do my best to keep this update brief and to the point....

Comcast Information

Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives:

Please use the following link to help you find an available Comcast/Xfinity hotspot in your neighborhood, click on this link and enter your zip code.

http://wifi.xfinity.com/

Student with Meds at School

Mrs. Ziel, our school nurse, will be contacting families tomorrow whose children have prescription medications in her office to make arrangements to pick them up - if necessary.

 

School Office Hours, beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday - Thursday, March 17 - 19, 2020: 7:30 am to 3:15 pm.

Friday, March 20, 2020: Offices are closed.

Monday - Thursday, March 23 - 26, 2020: 7:30 am to 3:15 pm

Friday, March 27, 2020: Offices are closed.

Monday, March 30, 2020: 7:30 am to 3:15 pm.

Breakfast and Lunch Meals

Our plan is to have a daily time established for families to pick-up meals on campus and to have them delivered. For deliveries, LPHS staff will be riding the buses and delivering meals at students' assigned bus-stop. Meals will be delivered and picked-up this week from Tuesday through Thursday (Friday's meals will be picked-up and delivered on Thursday). We will finalize those times tomorrow.

Thanks again to everyone for your patience and flexibility as we enter this week. We are all venturing into foggy waters where none of our compasses reveal the icebergs or landmines - that said, I know that we are all working together to keep our students and communities safe! That is reassuring.....

Sincerely,

Dr. Steven Wrobleski

LPHS Superintendent

 

(March 13, 2020) 
Dear LPHS Community,

Late on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, Governor JB Pritzker ordered all public and private schools in Illinois closed effective Tuesday, March 17 through at least Monday, March 30 to address growing concern over the spread of COVID-19. LPHS students will be excused from classes beginning Monday, March 16. LPHS faculty and staff will report to work on Monday in order to prepare educational materials for student use during the extended school closure. Faculty and staff will also use the day to work through the employment and human resources logistics impacting each employee group. All students and families will receive messages from the school district and faculty on Monday with instructions on accessing educational resources that will help students review classroom content in order to stay sharp over the extended school closure.

The LPHS school buildings will be closed to all members of the public during the school closure. 

As we receive additional guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and IHSA regarding the closure's impact on the SAT, PSAT, and any remaining academic and extracurricular events we will communicate to our staff and families.

All LP Families should complete the survey at the following link by Monday, March 16 to help us make plans for the extended school closure: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3VHL7YV. For families without internet access at home or who struggle to complete the survey online, please contact Mrs. Bobbi Newell at 815-220-2769 after 8 a.m. Monday to complete the survey.

As a reminder during this school closure, continue practicing the following common preventative measures:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For additional information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to these links from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

 

Athletics & Activities Information

During the mandated school closure beginning March 17, through Monday, March 30, all extracurricular-related events are cancelled. This includes all practices, games/competitions, banquets, camps, fundraisers, meetings, and any gathering related to athletics, clubs, and activities.

At this time, all extracurricular activities have a tentative resumption date of Tuesday, March 31, pending any further directives and guidance from federal, state, or local offices. Over the next two weeks, the LP Athletics & Activities Office will be communicating with other schools to determine competition return dates for each program. Updates on practices and events will be provided using the outlets below as they become available.

The IHSA has sent a reminder that during the school closure, athletes should not practice or compete with their non-school (club/travel) teams or they will be ineligible for the high school team when school activities resume.

In the meantime, please take proper precautions and practice preventative measures against any virus. It is our hope that school and extracurricular activities return to normalcy sooner than later.

 

Educational Resources

LPHS teachers are providing educational projects and resources for students to work on at home to help with continuity during the closure via the students' school-issued email accounts or the teachers' Google Classroom or Sharepoint sites. This is meant to keep students actively engaged in content-appropriate activities in an effort to mitigate the disruption to the school year. As teachers are likely still preparing some plans, please also use the additional general education resources linked below to support your child's learning during this time.

www.khanacademy.org

www.ACT.org

www.vocabulary.org

www.owl.purdue.edu (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

www.keyboaringonline.com

www.knowledgematters.com

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/course-index-page

During the closure, the LP counselors are still available via email to provide support in the following ways:

1) Academics (i.e., makeup work plans, graduation requirements, scheduling changes for next year, etc.)

2) Post-secondary (i.e., college applications, scholarships, letters of recommendation, preparing to transition, etc.)

Unfortunately, they will not be able to provide social-emotional counseling at this time. If a student finds a need for emotional support, please consider utilizing resources such as those listed below.

Separately, the LP counselors will be posting valuable counseling lessons on the counseling google classroom.  Join us at: LP Counseling Office Class code: y5weibv

 

Meal Delivery Information

[UPDATED MARCH 22, 2020]

MEALS ARE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18

Please remember that you do not need to be a student at LPHS or reside in the LP attendance area to receive a meal. Family members who also have children at another local elementary school may stop at LP to pick up meals. The only requirement is that the child is 18 years or younger. If any families have other children for whom they are currently responsible, you may receive a meal as well.

If anyone wishes to begin receiving meals, please call (815) 223-1721 and leave your child's name, address, phone number, and bus route, if they are a rider.

I recently saw this quote: “We can’t change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails and still reach our destination.”

This has never been more true than what we have all collectively experienced this past week and likely will see in the coming days and weeks. I share this because we are making an adjustment in our sails in how we are going to reach the #OperationCAVSmealtrain destination.4

As many of you are aware, the Governor has deemed providing school meals as an essential duty. However, in an effort to maximize our social distancing, we are changing the approach to meal preparation and delivery as follows:

1) Breakfast and lunch for the ENTIRE week will be prepared and distributed on Monday only. We will no longer do the Monday through Thursday system.

2) Curbside pick-up tomorrow (Monday, March 23) will be from 10 am to noon.

3) Bus delivery will begin at 10:10 am or one hour later than what we have been doing.

We are living/working through an historic moment! I am thoroughly confident that because of the actions we are taking in our little piece of the world, that we are going to come out of this as a stronger school district and community!

Thanks!

Dr. Wrobleski

BUS SCHEDULE - MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

ROUTE #1

10:10 AM LEAVE LPHS
10:20 AM BEST WESTERN
10:26 AM CLARK & SWIFT
10:29 AM CLARK & OAKWOOD
10:33 AM ARBORT COURT
10:36 AM OAKWOOD & PK. SIDE
10:39 AM OAKWOOD & SUNSET
10:42 AM TRAILER COURT
10:44 AM SCHOOL & FLORENCE
10:48 AM HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL
10:51 AM CLARK & SCHOOL
10:54 AM CLARK & HAYDEN
10:55 AM – 11:10 AM WASHINGTON SCHOOL – BUS LANE, 212 W WALNUT ST, OGLESBY

ROUTE #2

10:10 AM LEAVE LPHS
10:20 AM ELM & MAIN
10:23 AM TIP & TIMBERWOOD
10:25 AM WALNUT & LEHIGH
10:26 AM WALNUT & PORTLAND
10:28 AM WALNUT & SPRING
10:31 AM 2ND ST & WOODLAND
10:33 AM COLUMBIA & MORRIS
10:34 AM COLUMBIA & MORMON
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM LEHIGH MEMORIAL PARK - 22 LEHIGH AVE, PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM PARK

ROUTE #3

10:10 AM LEAVE LPHS
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM ST VINCENT’S & OCONOR, BUS WILL SIT ON OCONOR STREET

ROUTE #4

10:10 AM LEAVE LPHS
10:20 AM 23RD & APLINGTON
10:35 AM 2858 RT 178

ROUTE #5

10:10 AM LEAVE LPHS
10:20 AM 498 N. 2612th Road
10:50 AM 1103 N. 1850TH Road

ROUTE #10

10:10 AM LEAVE LPHS
10:20 AM 4TH & HENRY
10:22 AM 2ND & HENRY
10:25 AM MAIN & CHURCH
10:28 AM MAIN & GREEN
10:31 AM MAIN & SCHUYLER
10:35 AM 2ND & PEORIA
10:38 AM 3RD & WEST
10:41 AM 10TH & WEST
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM CITY PARK – 3RD & PIKE ST

ROUTE #11

10:10 AM LEAVE LPHS
10:18 AM 13TH & CHURCH
10:21 AM 13TH & GREEN
10:24 AM 13TH & FULTON
10:28 AM SCHUYLER & SHOOTING PARK
10:30 AM SCHUYLER & MELBA
10:32 AM SCHUYLER & LIDA LANE
10:35 AM SUNSET & MEADOW LANE
10:39 AM SUNSET & PLUM
10:42 AM 24TH & PLUM
10:45 AM 26TH & PLUM
10:47 AM 27TH & BRYANT
10:51 AM 26TH & ROCK
10:53 AM 24TH & ROCK
10:54 AM 21ST & ROCK
10:56 AM 14TH & PLUM
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM NORTHVIEW SCHOOL – BUS LANE, 2100 PLUM ST, PERU

ROUTE #12

10:10 AM LEAVE LPHS
10:25 AM TOU REST MOTEL
10:31 AM 10TH & SYCAMORE ST.
10:33 AM 7TH & SYCAMORE
10:36 AM 6TH & HARRISON
10:39 AM 6TH & HERBERT
10:41 AM 6TH & CALHOUN
10:44 AM 10TH & CALHOUN
10:47 AM 7TH & SCHUYLER
10:50 AM 7TH & PEORIA
10:55 AM – 11:10 AM CIRCUIT BREAKER/REGIONAL SAFE SCHOOL, 2233 6TH ST - IN PARKING LOT