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.