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

Last updated: August 20, 2021 @ 4:33 pm


SHIELD TESTING IN HUNTLEY 158set to begin on August 30, 2021



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  • Important Update for Families – August 27, 2021
    Dear Huntley 158 Parents & Families: We would like to provide you with an update as we continue to navigate the changing circumstances and rising levels of COVID-19 in our community. In addition to these updates, we also want to … read more
    Alex_LeMoine - August 27, 2021
  • SHIELD Testing Update – August 20, 2021
    Dear Huntley 158 Parents & Families: We would like to provide you with more information about the SHIELD testing process in our buildings. In order to ensure the most effective and efficient process for our students, we have decided to … read more
    Huntley 158 - August 20, 2021
  • 2021-22 Return to School: Masking Policies & Procedures
    Huntley 158 Families & Staff, As you are aware, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order on August 4, 2021 mandating universal masking in all Illinois schools. The following day, the Huntley 158 Board of Education approved the district’s recommendation for … read more
    Alex_LeMoine - August 12, 2021
  • 2021-22 Return to School: SHIELD Testing Details
    Dear Huntley 158 Families & Staff: District 158 has partnered with the University of Illinois (SHIELD) program to assist with our efforts to monitor and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and community. Non-invasive testing for COVID-19 will … read more
    Alex_LeMoine - August 10, 2021
  • 2021-22 Return to School Information
    Dear Huntley 158 Parents & Families: I want to begin this message by acknowledging the extraordinary efforts of the entire Huntley 158 community over the past year and a half. Your perseverance is what allows us now to embark upon … read more
    Huntley 158 - August 6, 2021
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ALL area children 18 and under are eligible for free breakfast and lunch meals during the summer. Due to space and product constraints, curbside meal pickup during the summer will now be conducted four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Previously, pickup had been planned to occur twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday).

Beginning June 3 through August 11, Food Services will operate two curbside meal pickup locations, one at Huntley High School (Door 10, by the Field House) and one at Conley Elementary School (in the large bus lot on the north side of the school).

  • Both sites will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday will include pickup of meals for Thursday and Friday.
  • Meals are free and available to all children 18 and under residing within the district.
  • Click here for the Summer Feeding Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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.


McHenry County Department of Health Webinar for Parents

Local medical professionals to answer parents’ questions about COVID-19 vaccine
The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is holding two webinars for local parents who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine available to youth who are 12 to 17.

The first virtual event, which will feature Dr. Jon Kaufman, Pediatric Associates of Barrington, Dr. Lisa Messinger, Northwestern Medicine, and Dr. Laura Buthod, retired pediatrician and MCDH Medical Advisor, will be live from 7 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, July 14.

Viewers who attend the event will be able to submit questions via live chat, they are encouraged to submit them in advance by email to by July 12 by 4:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to access the virtual event here.

The second event held for McHenry County’s Spanish-speaking residents will be held on Tuesday, July 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature Elizabeth Rios, a nurse practitioner for Community Health Partnership in Harvard, and Dr. Nathan Kakish, Northwestern Medicine. Parents are encouraged to submit their questions in advance to by 4:30 p.m. on July 16. Attendees will be able to ask questions live and access the virtual event here.

Both events are limited in capacity. Those who are unable to attend either live event will be able to watch a recorded version of each event here (MCDH).

McHenry County Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics


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” (

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.


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)

ISBE Letter to Parents About Vaccination (5/14/21)

Informational Flyers:



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.