COVID-19

This page includes the latest updates from Huntley 158 regarding our response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Last updated: January 11, 2021 @ 9:51 pm

UPDATE JANUARY 11, 2021

Hybrid Learning to Begin January 25 for Grades K-12

Huntley 158 will implement hybrid learning for grades K-12 beginning January 25. Full information has been emailed to all families.

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  • Hybrid Learning to Begin January 25 for Grades K-12
    Huntley 158 will implement hybrid learning for grades K-12 beginning January 25. Full information has been emailed to all families. Huntley 158 will return to hybrid learning for K-12 students on January 25, 2021. The Return to Learn plan was discussed at … read more
    Huntley 158 - January 11, 2021
  • Message to Families January 8, 2021
    Huntley 158 families, Happy new year to you and yours. We hope that the Winter Break allowed your family at least some time to recharge and gear up for the second semester. We know that many of you have been … read more
    Huntley 158 - January 8, 2021
  • Message to Families December 18, 2020
    Huntley 158 families, We’ve made it through the first half of this most challenging year. While so many of our staff members, students, and families are exhausted from the constant challenges that have been thrown at us, many within the … read more
    Huntley 158 - December 18, 2020
  • Student COVID-19 Symptom-free Self-Certification: January 2021
    Parents / guardians and students over 18 years of age or emancipated as mature minors under Illinois law are asked to certify that the student is free of any COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a District school bus or school … read more
    Huntley 158 - December 14, 2020
  • Message to Families December 11, 2020
    Huntley 158 families, We are just one week away from Winter Break, and we are winding down the first half of the year in many of the traditional ways. Yet, we are also gearing up in many big ways. Earlier … read more
    Huntley 158 - December 11, 2020
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FOOD SERVICES

ALL area children 18 and under are eligible for free breakfast and lunch meals. For in-person students, please refer to the hybrid learning model plans for details on meal service at each level.

For students not in-person, free breakfast and lunch sack meals are available daily for curbside pickup at Marlowe Middle School from 8:00-10:00 a.m. daily. For questions, contact the Food Services Department at (847) 659-6154 or rreed@district158.org.

Additional resources are available in the community for families facing food insecurity. Please view the resource packet (English/español) for additional information on available nutrition benefits and resources.

INTERNET ACCESS

The District has a number of hot spots available for families lacking home internet access. Please contact your principal to help arrange for the procurement of a hot spot. In addition, there are a number of free internet options being offered by providers. Information can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website, under the header of “Free Internet Access Resources” (https://www.isbe.net/keeplearning)

If you experience other unmet needs that are barriers to successful learning during this period, please contact your principal, and the District will work to accommodate your needs.

PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION

In an effort to provide families with the most up to date guidance regarding COVID-19, we’re sharing the McHenry County Department of Health Resource Guide. This tool will provide guidance on seeking medical care along with recommendations on staying safe during this time. While this tool will not diagnose or treat COVID-19, it is a resource to help you make the best medical decision.

As recommended by public health agencies, please continue to practice proper handwashing and hygiene and practice social distancing to the greatest extent possible. As this crisis continues, we also urge students, staff, and families to be aware of mental health concerns. Please see the links below for more information.

Health Information in Multiple Languages:
(Français, 中文, اردو, বাংলা, Filipino, Tiếng Việt, Bahasa Indonesia, فارسی, हिन्दी, తెలుగు, سنڌي, Português)

https://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Coronavirus

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MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) RESOURCES

If your child is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911. The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-622-5990 -OR- text TalkWithUs to 66746) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provide immediate crisis counseling; providers are available through these hotlines 24/7, 365 days per year. For community-based mental health resources, as well as COVID-19 specific resources, please see below for additional information.

Please visit our Virtual Calming Room / Social Emotional Learning Hub for access to many more resources.

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