COVID-19 Emergency Closure Information

Updated May 18th:

To South Beloit Parents:

This is Superintendent Scott Fisher,

I just wanted to remind all parents that remote learning for South Beloit Schools ended today. Report cards for the fourth quarter will be mailed on May 28th.  I have been asked by many parents how we will be doing registration for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 virus.  Procedures for registration will be different from previous years because of the corornavirus.  2020-2021 registration dates will be July  27 to July 31 .  Registration packets will be mailed to all the parents on June 15th.  In these packets, there will be a letter explaining how registration will take place for the upcoming school year.  In closing I would like to thank everyone for their hard work.  There is no doubt it has been challenging for all.  I would like to wish all families a safe and happy summer.  Please know the district will continue to communicate information to all parents on COVID-19 and how it will effect South Beloit Schools during the summer using all calls and our web-site.

Updated May 10th: This is Superintendent Scott Fisher. I would like to thank all parents for their hard work with remote learning for the last eight weeks. It has not been easy for anyone with schools being closed due to the Coronavirus. I do want to give parents some important dates as the school year comes to an end. All remote assignments for South Beloit students ends Friday, May 15th. Students will have until Monday, May 18th to turn in any additional work. Report cards for the fourth quarter will be sent home on May 28th. The district is asking that all school Chromebooks that were checked out by families for remote learning be returned to that school office by May 20. All school offices are open 8 to 11am Monday thru Friday to receive these Chromebooks or answer any questions you may have as the school year comes to an end. Please know the district will continue to communicate with families on school information, including graduation and registration over the summer thru “All Calls”, as we continue to get new guidance from the Governor’s Office and the Winnebago County Health Department. Again I would like to thank the entire South Beloit School Community for their excellent work dealing with Covid-19 and all the issues this pandemic has caused. Please take care and stay safe.
April 28th: Update 1:00 pm
Last week, Governor JB Pritzker extended the state of Illinois’ Shelter in Place order until June 1.  This order, along with the Winnebago County Health Department’s guidelines on social gatherings, makes it impossible for the South Beloit School District to hold its high school graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 16.  Therefore, the South Beloit School District must postpone its high school graduation ceremony.  However, please know we are postponing the ceremony and not canceling it or turning it into a virtual graduation.  The school district is committed to having a traditional ceremony for the Class of 2020.  These students have earned the right to walk across the stage in the auditorium and receive a ceremony like all previous South Beloit High School graduating classes.  Once the Governor’s Office and the Health Department say it is safe to gather, the district will be rescheduling the graduation ceremony for the class of 2020.  This ceremony could happen in the summer, fall or early winter.  The district will give graduating seniors and their families plenty of notice of the new graduation date.  I have asked all of the graduating seniors to be patient as we continue to deal with the consequences of the COVID-19 virus. Although postponing the graduation ceremony is not ideal, the district wants to ensure the Class of 2020 is honored for their remarkable accomplishments and families can celebrate with their students as all classes have done in the past.  Thank you all for your support throughout all of this. The district will continue to communicate with families as we work our way through this COVID-19 pandemic. 
April 17th: Update 6:00 pm
This afternoon Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that all public and private schools in the state of Illinois would remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year due to the Covid-19 virus. This order does affect South Beloit Schools. All South Beloit Schools will be closed for in person instruction for the remainder of the school year which ends May 21. The district will continue with remote learning until May 21. Please know that all school offices will remain open from 8am to 11am each weekday to answer any question parents may have about remote assignments. Parents and students are also encouraged to email their teacher if they have any questions about the school work. The district will continue to offer free lunches to all children 18 and under from 11:30am to 12:30pm at South Beloit High School while school remains closed. There is also a
remote library at the High School where students can check out books to read. The remote library is located right next to the drive thru lunch program at the high school and operates the same times as the lunch program. I know there are questions about graduation, end of the year activities, and summer programs. South Beloit School District will continue to update parents and students
concerning these dates thru “All Calls and the school web site as it receives more information from the Governor’s Office and the Winnebago County Health Department. Please know I realize this is a tough time for all. It is certainly not the way the district wanted to end the school year. However, we will get through the Covid-19 virus and there will be better days ahead. Thank you and please stay safe.
April 8th - Updated 6:00 p.m.
Schools are still slated to remain closed through April 30th.  Lunches are being served in the back of the high school from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  School offices are open from 8:00 am - 11:00 am for students to pickup and drop off homework or for parents who need to call in with questions.  The Technology Department can be reached by email at helpdesk@sb320.org if you need assistance with online programs or chromebooks.
March 31st - Updated 6:00 p.m.
This afternoon Governor J.B. Pritzker extended school closures for all public and private schools in Illinois until April 30. This order does affect South Beloit School District. All South Beloit Schools will now be closed until April 30. We anticipate schools to reopen on May 1.
 
During this time and until April 30, South Beloit Schools will be continuing with remote learning that started on March 30. Teachers will be assigning work to their students thru electronic sites, email, or paper packets. Assignments will be graded. However, the district will be following the recommendation from the Illinois State Board of Education and grading all assignments using a pass/ incomplete grading system for the second semester. The traditional grading system of A thru F will not be used in the second semester due to the Corona Virus health situation. I understand this is a unique time for all. Please know the district is available to answer any of your questions. All school offices are open from 8am to 11am each weekday. Please call your child’s school office when you have a question. Teachers are also available thru email to answer questions about assignments. Thank you for your time and know the district will keep updating parents thru its All- Call system and district web-site as new information is given by the State of Illinois.
March 20th - Updated 6:00 p.m.
 
On Friday, March 20 Governor JB Pritzker announced the State of Illinois would be extending school closures for all public schools until April 7. This order does affect all South Beloit Schools. As of now, all South Beloit Schools will be closed until April 7. It is anticipated school will reopen on April 8. All after school activities are also postponed during this time. The district was to be on spring break from March 23 to March 27. The district will be honoring spring break and
not assigning any work to students during this time. However, starting on March 30, please anticipate your child’s teacher will begin to assign practice work to students through emails and social media. Please do not stress over this work. The assigned work will be review and is simply intended to have students improve previous skills while on this extended break. More information explaining this process will be coming early next week. The Coronavirus Health situation has
created uncertainty for all. However, we will get through it. Please know the district will continue to update parents on all new information as it becomes available from the state of Illinois through “all-calls” and the school web-site.
March 16th - Updated 6:00 p.m.
 
Lunch Distribution
The South Beloit School District remains closed to students and most staff as directed by the Governor. Administration is in close contact with City, County and State officials throughout the day to receive guidance on the situation and we will update the district parents and staff as often as possible. The district will start serving free box lunches for all children 18 and under on  Wednesday, March 18 through Monday March 30th. Box lunches can be picked up at our drive through distribution point located at the South Beloit High School from 11:30AM to 1:00pm each day.  If you would like a lunch, simply come to the back of the high school where the food service department is located. You do not need to come into the building or get out of your car. Our food service director and staff will come out and deliver the lunches to you in your car. There will be signs and people at the high school during these days to ensure you get to the right area.
 
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School Closures
March 13th - Updated 6:00 p.m.
 

This afternoon Governor J.B. Pritzker mandated that all public and private K-12 schools in Illinois close from Tuesday, March 17 to Monday, March 30 due to the Coronavirus Health situation.  This mandate will affect South Beloit Schools.  All South Beloit Schools will be closed from March 17 to March 30, as ordered by the Governor.  Also, there will not be school for South Beloit Students on Monday, March 16.   All after-school activities are also cancelled during these days. It is anticipated that school will resume on Tuesday, March 31. The district will continue to update families through all-calls and web-site posts on the Coronavirus requirements as more information is received from the State of Illinois and the Winnebago Health Department.