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All K-12 schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 30th, 2020. All related activities are cancelled during these dates.

Mission Statement

The mission of Summit Hill District 161, in collaboration with the family and the community, is to provide our students with the highest quality educational opportunities in a safe, supportive,and stimulating learning environment which will empower them to become productive global citizens and successful lifelong learners.  

District News

April 1 Special Board meeting will be available via live video streaming
Board Members will be participating remotely for the April 1 Special Meeting at 7 p.m. For those wishing to attend remotely, the meeting will be streamed live via Livestream for the general public to hear at: https://livestream.com/shsd161/events/9059359  The district logo and splash screen will be displayed.  Listeners will be hearing the meeting in real time. Please be aware that, just like live TV broadcast, there is a 5-10 second delay from what is spoken to what is broadcasted. 
 
All public comments can be emailed to the Superintendent at brains@summithill.org.  The comments will then be relayed to the Board President during the meeting.
 
Additionally, the audio of this meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the website. 

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Absence Numbers

Arbury Hills

(708) 479-2106

Frankfort Square

(815) 469-3176

Indian Trail

(815) 469-6993

Dr. Julian Rogus

(815) 464-2034

Hilda Walker

(815) 464-2285

Summit Hill Jr. High

(815) 469-4330

Emergency Closing Procedures

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It never seems soon enough to communicate our plan concerning inclement weather or a school building heating or power emergency. Should the need arise, school closing will be communicated in a variety of ways:

General Guidelines

  •   We review wind chill chart from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    •   If the air temperature reaches -10°, we will strongly consider closing school.
      •   If a sustained wind chill of between -25° and -30° is forecast, we will strongly consider closing school.
        •   We will generally make a decision and communicate with parents around 5:30 a.m.
          •   A status update will be provided to parents the evening before.
            •   If schools are closed, all school-related activities are cancelled.