COVID-19 Update/School Closure 3.16.20

Good Afternoon,

It has been a busy 48 hours and I want to start by thanking all of our families for their patience and understanding during this dynamic circumstance.  I also want to thank the leadership, guidance and support of the SLC Governing Board of Directors & Administrators who have made informed and thoughtful recommendations over the past two days.  

In accordance with District 65s decision to close, SLC will be closed starting Monday, March 16th and will re-open on Monday, April 13th.  

This decision was made with the health and safety of our families and staff in mind, and based on information and research put forth by agencies including the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  

During school closure the SLC staff will be working to remain engaged with our families through the sharing of resources and regular communication.  We also plan to hold Parent-Teacher conferences (remotely) in the coming weeks.  Please look for our first communication on Monday afternoon, after we hold a staff meeting.

This is likely a stressful time for many of our families, and discussing the Coronavirus with our children can be challenging.  Here is an article written by SLCs STEM teacher, Ann Gadzikowski, that you may find helpful in the coming days:

How to Talk to Children about Coronavirus

If you have questions, needs or concerns during the next few weeks please do not hesitate to reach out by sending an email to  We are here to support each other and we will do our best to connect you to the information and support you need.

Be Well,

Chrissy Cornell