Naperville, IL – Naperville School District 203 has declared Friday, Jan. 12, as an e-Learning day for all its schools, citing anticipated heavy snowfall and strong winds. This decision aligns with the Winter Storm Warning in effect for Naperville. According to the district’s announcement on Thursday evening, students will engage in at least five hours of asynchronous learning via their Canvas accounts.
Teachers will be accessible online between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for student support, but there will be no live or synchronous instruction. Assignments provided will align with the current curriculum and learning goals. All elementary and middle school after-school activities for Jan. 12 are canceled, with decisions regarding high school activities and weekend events to be communicated subsequently.
The State of Illinois recognizes these e-Learning days as equivalent to regular attendance days, eliminating the need for make-up days. Naperville 203 opts for e-Learning over traditional emergency days for school closures. While the district acknowledges the inconvenience this may cause families, it emphasizes that student and staff safety is the foremost priority. Separate communication regarding onsite childcare will be issued by Champions and YMCA to registered families.