Coronavirus Updates

There is nothing more important than the health, well-being and safety of our school community.
We know you trust our team to keep your children Safe and Nurtured each and every day. It’s one of our Core Values that will guide us through this challenging time.

LEARN is monitoring updates related to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (DCPH). This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will continue to keep you informed about any development and changes at our schools.

School Closures

LEARN is monitoring the COVID-19 crisis incredibly closely. We will post updates regarding school closures here. Please check this site regularly for information. Current school closure information:

  • LEARN 6 and LEARN 10 in North Chicago will close from Monday, March 16, 2020 and scheduled to reopen Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • LEARN Romano Butler, LEARN Campbell, LEARN Excel, LEARN 7 Elementary School, LEARN 8 Middle School, LEARN South Chicago, LEARN Hunter Perkins and LEARN Pre-K will close from Monday, March 16, 2020 and scheduled to reopen Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • LEARN 9 in Waukegan will close from Monday, March 16, 2020 and scheduled to reopen Friday, May 1, 2020.

Please click the link below for the School Closure Enrichment Learning Plan.

Paper Enrichment Packet Pickup

The printed work packets are available to print on our enrichment page here. They are also available for pick-up by families at the following:

LEARN Herro Family Campus, LEARN Campbell and LEARN South Chicago: Tuesday, March 17 from 3pm to 6pm

(Please note: LEARN 8 Middle School scholars will not have packets for pick-up. Their enrichment home learning will be done online.)

LEARN 6 and LEARN 10 in North Chicago: Monday, March 16 from 8am to noon.

LEARN 9 Waukegan: Saturday, March 14

These pickup activities will be handled by the school administration. Please DO NOT come to the school unless you are a LEARN scholar parent who needs materials or requested to do so by your administrator.

Family Communication

Food Services

LEARN Chicago Schools: All Chicago Public Schools school sites will serve as food distribution sites for LEARN scholars. LEARN campuses are partnering with CPS but are not serving as distribution sites. To find your closest CPS facility, please use the following School Locator tool. Food pick-up will take place outside of all CPS building, beginning at all CPS schools on Tuesday, March 17 and is scheduled from 9am – 1pm Monday through Friday. LEARN families can pick-up three days worth of meals at a time, each with two meals per child. ELARN families can access the CPS Command Center for assistance. Please call the CPS Command Center at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or email

LEARN 6 and LEARN 10 in North Chicago: Free breakfast and lunch (sack) will be available for all district 187 students at three sites: Alexander School, Forrestal School, and North Chicago Community High School, Monday-Friday from 8:30 – 10:30 am. Distribution will occur in the school’s parking lot.

LEARN 9 in Waukegan: Free breakfast and lunch will be available to pick-up for all LEARN 9 families on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 AM – 10 AM, beginning on Tuesday, March 17. LEARN families can pick-up two days worth of meals at a time per child on Tuesday and three days worth of meals at a time per child on Thursday. Distribution will occur by LEARN 9’s main entrance.

What you need to know

  • All LEARN schools are closed.
  • No LEARN students, faculty or staff have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
  • LEARN has created a team that is meeting daily to monitor updates and plan for possible disruptions.
  • We will continue to post important information on this page.
  • If your school has been closed, please access your scholars Enrichment Learning Plan here.
  • You can find FAQs below.

Proactive measures
you can take

As a precautionary measure, if your child is sick, please keep them home from school. To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, please follow these important tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with an alcohol level of at least 60%.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home from school if you’re not feeling well.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe systems should be evaluated by a medical professional.
  • Get vaccinated for the flu.
  • If you need help identifying a source of primary medical care, please call 773-533-KIDS.

Additionally, the Illinois State Department of Public Health does not recommend the use of face masks for general prevention and says that hand washing provides better protection from infectious diseases.

Supporting your child emotionally

We recognize the coronavirus can have an emotional impact on all of us, and can be scary and confusing for children. We encourage families and caregivers to engage in conversations with their scholars and help them process any fears or anxiety. Please use the following as resources to help guide your conversation:

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LEARN Specific FAQs

General FAQs on COVID-19

We will continue to provide you with updates.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit:

Enrichment Learning Plan

If you have a scholar at a school that has been closed, please click the following link to view their enrichment learning plan.