District 58 to have traditional snow day Tuesday

DOWNERS GROVE - Due to extreme weather conditions, all Downers Grade School District 58 schools will be closed on Tuesday, and the district will have a traditional snow day.

No remote learning will take place, and the day will be an official emergency day made up at the end of the year.

“As eager as we are to keep kids in school, the safety of our students and staff must be our top priority,” Superintendent Kevin Russell said in a letter to the district community. “The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning and forecasts that 4 to 8 inches of snow will fall in Downers Grove overnight. This snowfall will make clear roads and safe transport to and from school tomorrow a significant concern and serious safety risk.

“We will have a traditional snow day because when students went home last Friday, we could not have predicted that a storm would be coming this week, and many students might not have brought home the materials or technology they would need to successfully participate in a full day of remote learning. District 58 aims to make all learning days of the highest quality, and in this instance, a remote learning day for all students would be less than ideal.”

Learn more about how District 58 makes weather-related closure decisions at https://www.dg58.org/family-resources/winter. Please note, the special board of education meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening will still take place.