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  • Youth Food Distribution Update for March 30

    March 29  The City of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and Evanston Township High School District 202 have announced an update to youth food distribution services planned for Monday, March 30.

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  • Decision on When to Reopen ETHS Deferred to April 8

    March 26.  As of now, Evanston Township High School will be closed through April 12. When Governor Pritzker makes a decision about the reopening of Illinois schools, which decision has been postponed until April 8, ETHS will provide updated information about reopening the high school.

  • Additional Youth Food Distribution Planned for March 25
    March 24. The City of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and Evanston Township High School District 202 will be providing an additional food distribution date this week to assist youth who did not receive a meal distribution on Monday.
  • School District 65 Still Evaluating Whether to Open Schools on April 13
    March 24. At the District 65 virtual School Board meeting held on March 23, Interim Co-Superintendent Phil Ehrhardt and Board President Suni Kartha said the District was evaluating whether schools would open on April 13, but that plans were being made for e-learning in the event they do not.
  • From the ETHS School-Based Health Center: Guidelines for Students
    At the School-Based Health Center at Evanston Township High School, we have been asked for clarification and guidelines for how students should be interacting with one another while school is closed.  Our staff consists of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and members of the Evanston Health Department’s Advisory Council. Many of us are Evanston residents and parents of ETHS students and are addressing these very issues in our own homes.
  • Aldermen and School Board Members Need Not Be Physically Present at Meetings During Emergency Period
    The Executive Order also suspended the provisions of the Open Meetings Act that required that aldermen, school board members or other members of a public body be physically present at the public body’s meetings ...
  • All That Jazz: The ETHS Band Bonds in The Big Easy

    Four coach buses carrying 150 members of the Evanston Township High School band, 40 choir members, five District 202 staff and 14 or 15 adult chaperones pulled away from the school on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 26, and rolled into New Orleans the next day in the wake of the wild holiday for which the city is known. Mardi Gras 2020, awash with beads and bad behavior, was over; the novel coronavirus had not yet taken hold.

  • City of Evanston, Evanston Schools Partner to Provide Breakfast, Lunch Services to Youth
    The City of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and ETHS District 202 are partnering to provide food distribution services to assist those affected by school closures.
  • Evanston Public Schools to Close March 13, Implement E-Learning Until April 13
    Letters from ETHS Superintendent Eric Witherspoon and District 65 Interim Superintendents Heidi Wennstrom and Phil Ehrhardt were sent to staff, students and families on March 12, notifying them of the closing. Each letter stated that at this point there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Evanston or in either school district.
  • District 65 Administrators Propose $1.4 Million in Cuts for FY’21 to Rein in Expenses
    At the March 9 meeting of the Finance Committee of the District 65 School Board, Kathy Zalewski, Business Manager, and Raphael Obafemi, Chief Financial and Operations Manager, presented possible ways to reduce the District’s expenses by $1.4 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 (FY’21).
  • ETHS Following CDC Guidelines But May Consider Extended  E-Learning
    As ETHS continues to monitor the rapidly changing health updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health, we are exploring the potential need for remote learning (e-learning) for an extended period of time. 
  • Finance Committee Recommends New Camera System for School District 65
    The Finance Committee of the District 65 School Board recommended that the Board approve a new security camera system to replace the existing one which is used to monitor what is happening in certain locations at the District's schools and other buildings. The current system is outdated and provides insufficient coverage, says a memo provided to the committee by Joe Caravello, Director of Technology for the District.

  • It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season
    Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 47027 at Willard School were out on Central Street on March 8 enthusiastically hailing customers.
  • Coronavirus Update from ETHS: School Staying Open

    Evanston Township High School administrators distributed the following information to ETHS students, families, and staff on March 9:

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