District 401 News Articles

The next phase of the Hybrid Learning Plan will take effect April 6. Please submit your learning preference survey by Feb. 26 to choose the plan you want for your student(s).

At the Feb. 17 Board of Education meeting, the District will present a plan to offer more in-person instructional time for students. A town hall will follow on Feb. 18.

In Dr. Gauthier's latest update: Safety measures are in place for Step 4 hybrid learning, an early release day is coming up soon, and don't plan on snow days this year.

If your student has opted for hybrid learning Step 3 or Step 4, please be aware that all hybrid students must certify their health status by using the CrisisGo screener.

District 401 faculty will have a remote planning day to prepare for hybrid learning, which means no school for students Jan. 15 (grades PK-8) and Jan. 19 (grades 9-12).

Our Step 3 hybrid learning option will begin on Jan. 19, followed by our Step 4 hybrid option on Jan. 25. Additional details are on the way from our building principals.

Not sure what to do if your child shows symptoms of COVID? The CDC has released a guide for parents and guardians on how to handle such a situation.

The latest COVID-19 trends for Cook County have resulted in District 401 pushing back the start Step 3 hybrid learning to Jan. 19 and Step 4 hybrid learning to Jan. 25.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued new recommendations concerning COVID-19. Dr. Gauthier discusses what this means for District stakeholders.

District 401 parents/guardians have until Friday, Nov. 6, to decide whether they want their students to remain in Remote Learning 2.0 or enroll in Hybrid Learning.

The Board of Education has approved the District's hybrid learning plan. Hybrid learning will partially begin when COVID metrics allow for a safe return of students.

To minimize community transmission and stay focused on the health and safety of students and staff, District 401 has outlined its Steps to Return based on COVID metrics.

Elmwood Park native and John Mills 3rd-grade teacher Traci Krueger has been selected as one of the top teachers in the state by the Illinois State Board of Education.

In her new letter to the community, Dr. Gauthier discusses free meal pick-ups and three remote learning planning days that have been scheduled for this fall.

Our first day of classes is Aug. 31 as District 401 opens the new school year with Remote Learning 2.0. Read Dr. Gauthier's community letter for details.

Dr. Gauthier announces Remote Learning 2.0 will be in place through winter break while plans are developed for a return to onsite learning.

After three years of overseeing changes in curriculum and instruction, Dr. Leah Gauthier is the Board of Education's choice to succeed Dr. Nicolas Wade as District leader.

The District 401 community is invited to learn the latest about the reopening of our schools by watching any of four YouTube Live presentations July 20-23.

District 401's summer athletic camps for elementary and middle school students have been canceled for 2020, and high school athletic camps are on hold.

The Board of Education has issued a statement on the resignation of Dr. Wade, who will be leaving for a new position in South Carolina later this summer.

The Illinois State Board of Education has released guidance for schools concerning the 2020-21 school year. Dr. Wade discusses what this means for District 401.

Following up on his letter concerning racism, injustice and equity, Dr. Wade offers a number of resources for families to engage in conversations about these topics.

In the wake of protests against the killing of George Floyd, Dr. Wade discusses how District 401 can and will be advocating for equity, anti-racism and racial justice.

In this video featuring Dr. Wade and District 401's school principals, the District reaffirms its commitment to equity and equality, justice, diversity, dialogue and reflection.

Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade discusses the formation of a transition committee to prepare for 2020-21 and offers his appreciation to all District 401 stakeholders.