Oak Park schools will close for a second straight day on Tuesday Jan. 28, due to dangerous frigid temperatures, the districts announced Monday.

Districts 200 and 97 anounced the second day closings Monday afternoon. River Forest District 90 made the same announcement Monday. All school events and activities have been canceled at the three districts.

In advance of Monday’s predicted below zero temperatures, school districts in Oak Park and surrounding western suburbs announced on Sunday that that their schools will be closed on Monday, a decision that’s now been extended for a second day.

The three school districts have canceled all before and after school activities, including the Hephzibah program. The districts’ administration offices will also remain closed over the next two days.

Fenwick High School also sent out announcements via email Sunday afternoon of its closing for Monday–the school will be closed Tuesday as well, officials there announced Monday. This is second time this month that Chicago area schools have closed due to dangerously cold weather. Schools throughout Cook County closed Jan. 6, and 7, as temperatures fell well below freezing.  

The Chicago Public Schools have also announced their closings for Monday and Tuesday. 

Oak Park and River Forest High School was not in session for students on Jan. 6, which was a faculty-only Institute Day. The latest closings and loss of hours this week will have a notable impact on OPRF since Wednesdays are late-arrival days for students.

Some of the districts have already adjusted their spring calenders to make up for the already missed days, including adding days to the end of the school year in June. No word has come yet from the districts concerning additional calender changes due to these latest closings.

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District 200:

Due to the frigid temperatures predicted for tomorrow, the District and building will close entirely on Monday, January 27. All events are canceled, which means there will be no:

  • Practices
  • Activities
  • Appointments or meetings

We are closely monitoring weather conditions and will update you as soon as possible should any further closing be necessary on Tuesday


District 90:

Dear Families, Faculty and Staff,

All District 90 schools and the administration office will be closed on Monday, January 27, due to predicted severe winter weather. All after school and evening activities at the schools are cancelled as well. 

Tomorrow, we will be evaluating predicted conditions for Tuesday and will communicate any decision, as soon as practical, about whether school will be in session for Tuesday. Please watch our website or Facebook page for updates.


District 97:

The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerously frigid weather and hazardous travel conditions for Monday, January 27. As a result, District 97 classes and after school activities, including Hephzibah programming, have been canceled for that day. In addition, the district’s administration building will be closed.

According to the National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart, which you can access by clicking here, it will take approximately 10 minutes for frostbite to set in if the temperature on Monday morning reaches the predicted 45 degrees below zero with the wind chill. With this in mind, we strongly recommend you avoid spending extended time outside if possible. 

We will be monitoring the temperatures and conditions in our buildings the next two days, as well as keeping in constant contact with the Village and districts 90 and 200, to determine if we need to cancel classes and after school activities for Tuesday, January 28. With this in mind, we encourage you to continue monitoring e-mail, the district’s family of websites and the local media for updates about the weather and its impact on district operations.


Fenwick High School:

Due to harsh weather conditions, Fenwick High School will be closed on Monday, January 27.  



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