District 97 Schools Will Be Open Monday, Oct. 14

This is a reminder that all District 97 schools and offices will be open on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

In accordance with school code, we will recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day (also known as Columbus Day) through instructional activities.

Background

The draft calendar for the 2019-20 school year was presented to the District 97 Board of Education on Jan. 9, 2018. During that meeting, the Calendar Committee shared that all major breaks and most federal holidays would continue to be in sync with Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200. Because District 200 planned to remain open on Indigenous Peoples' (Columbus) Day in 2019, the Calendar Committee and the majority of the District 97 Board expressed interest in holding school on that day. 

The draft 2019-20 calendar was approved on Feb. 13, 2018, and was then published on the district website. The calendar was revised and approved in February 2019 to reflect Institute Day changes. That version is available on the district website at https://www.op97.org/school-calendars.