William Hatch School News

Dear District 97 Staff and Families, Oak Park Elementary School District 97 is continuing to plan for the 2020-21 school year and is prioritizing the social-emotional an...

Dear District 97 Community, On Monday night, District 97 hosted a virtual town hall to provide a brief overview of our remote learning plan for the 2020-21 school year and an...

Earlier this week, the District 97 Board of Education scheduled a special board meeting for July 22 to provide further transparency around our planning for the 2020-21 school ye...

As we continue to see the number of COVID-19 cases rise locally and around the country, our board, administration and staff have been working through the logistics and challenge...

District 97 provides a variety of summer programming that reflects our district’s vision to create a positive learning environment for all students that is equitable, incl...

District 97 Community, I hope you all have had a safe and restful start to summer break. Like school districts across the state and country, District 97 has been working to p...

Dear Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Family,  My heart is heavy as I reflect on the events that have occurred not only this past week but over the past several ye...

District 97, in collaboration with the Oak Park Teachers' Association (OPTA), has decided to make Thursday, June 4, the last day of student attendance for the 2019-20 school...

District 97 Art Teachers are pleased to announce a district-wide, end-of-year art show called "Physically Distant: Socially Connected." This is going to be FUN! ...

In District 97, our priority continues to be the safety and health of our students, staff and families. As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we are committed to...

We hope this message finds you well. As we prepare for the end of the school year, there are two updates from the District 97 Technology Department that we want to share: Fir...

The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, and DePaul University’s Community Counseling Center have partnered to deliv...

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), registration for the 2020-21 school year in District 97 will be entirely online.   An email s...

District 97 is now accepting applications for the early childhood blended classrooms at Whittier Elementary School for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking students...

On Friday, March 20, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10, requiring all residents to stay in their homes to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The ord...

Dear District 97 Families, Thank you for your extraordinary support over the past several days as we have worked together to protect our community during the growing coronavi...

District 97 has been working with our food service provider, Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, to ensure that all students who receive free/reduced lunch will ...

On Friday afternoon, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that he is closing all public and private schools in the state beginning Tuesday, March 17, through Monday, March 30. ...

We have been working with our food service provider, Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, to provide meals for students who currently receive free and reduced lun...

We are continuing to monitor the latest updates regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), and we have been taking proactive steps as a district and school community to ensure the health...

The following information was sent to all District 97 families and staff in the Weekly Wrap-Up newsletter on Friday, March 6, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updates and Resour...

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 is currently monitoring the news regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). We have been following recommendations from the Illinois Department of ...