• MONDAY, JANUARY 11 (4:00 p.m.)


    By now you have experienced or heard that 13 of Peoria Unified’s schools were closed today. Throughout the day, we have closely monitored the staff absence data and I am thrilled to share that all 42 of our schools are adequately staffed for in-person and virtual learning tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12.   
    I know that today’s closures may have left you or your child feeling frustrated and confused. This year, our students and families have had to pivot in many directions and I want you to know that I appreciate your patience and support through the changes. I recognize that learning in a pandemic has not been ideal, but I am proud of our community and how they have persevered through adversity.  
    Our district has made every effort to accommodate choice for our families through a hybrid model of both in-person and virtual learning. Never in our 132-year history have we been tested to continue to deliver rigorous and engaging academic and extracurricular experiences for our students in the face of so many obstacles. Through it all, I remain committed to the safety of each and every one of our students and staff members. I will continue to advocate and reinforce our mitigation procedures including wearing masks, disinfecting our campuses and encouraging each one of our staff members to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. 
    If there are future updates or changes that will impact your child’s regular school day, I will inform you as soon as possible. A reminder that official communication regarding our school or any district closures will always come from district or school emails, our website and/or our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  
    I look forward to seeing our students learning in the classroom and online tomorrow.  


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