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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

School Closure Update 3/20/2020

March 20, 2020

Dear Families,

Today, Governor Pritzker announced a stay at home order through April 7, 2020, for the entire state of Illinois and extended the mandatory school closure through April 7, 2020. Based on the information that we have today, it is likely that District 186 will resume on April 14, 2020, after our regularly scheduled Spring Break unless we receive communication that the closure will be extended beyond that date. 

Please know that our meal service will continue to be offered. Our locations are listed on our main website and social media sites. 

We are focused on continuing to provide Home-Based Learning activities that include both online and activities that you can do without technology. These can be found on our main website:  https://www.sps186.org/homebasedlearning/?p=135629

We just recently learned that Comcast/Xfinity has opened up all of their WiFi Public Hotspots on the “xfinitywifi” SSID in addition to the Internet Essentials options for everyone in our community. This is outstanding news for our students as they continue Home-Based Learning. If you are not a current Xfinity subscriber you will have to accept the Terms and Conditions to access the free WiFi option. 

The map for Xfinity Wifi Hot Spots is available here -  http://wifi.xfinity.com/.

Thank you for your continued patience under these difficult and changing circumstances. Our focus remains on serving our students and we will continue to dedicate our time and energy to their needs.


Jennifer Gill