Remote Learning 

We are working to update our Remote Learning website. In the meantime, please check out our resources linked below.

District 97 will welcome students back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 25! To help families prepare, here is some helpful back-to-school information. This page will be updated throughout the summer.

Impact of COVID-19

District 97 is currently planning for a full return for the 2021-22 school year while following the safety guidelines set forth by state and local health departments. In response to this guidance, District 97 has developed a comprehensive back-to-school plan to keep our students and staff healthy and safe while they learn in person five days a week. Our approach implements data-informed response measures that are aligned with the most up-to-date scientific research and best practices for K-12 schools. As we prepare to welcome students and staff back in August, all of our decisions will continue to be guided by our three priorities: the health and safety of our students and staff; providing consistent, high-quality learning experiences; and our commitment to equity. Go to to view D97's Back-to-School Plan and COVID-19 Mitigation Highlights.

Remote Learning Eligibility for 2021-22

The IDPH announcement included a declaration from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) that all schools must resume fully in-person learning for all student attendance days during the 2021-22 school year. Per ISBE, schools must provide full in-person learning for students, while remote instruction must be available for students who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine or who are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, only while they are under a quarantine order by the state or local health department. You can read more in the IDPH press release.  As a district, this means that all students are slated to return to full in-person learning, with the exception of students who meet the criteria above and students who are medically fragile (click here to view medical exemption list).

Important Dates

2021-22 School Calendar

June 30, 2021: Registration Deadline for Returning Students
Aug. 23-24, 2021: Teacher Institute Days
Aug. 25, 2021: First Day of School for Students
Sept. 6, 2021: Labor Day (No School)
Oct. 11, 2021: Indigenous Peoples' Day (No School)
Oct. 21 and 22, 2021: Parent-Teacher Conferences