Chicago Heights School District 170

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  • Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff,

    On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, through the end of April 7. As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8. We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families as well as the school’s vital role of providing meals to students and families while schools are closed. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week.

    During this stay at home order, essential school personnel may still report to work as long as they are practicing social distancing. We want you to know the governor’s office has assured school districts that school personnel involved in providing meals will not be in violation of the governor’s executive order and that we can, and should, continue with our program, which has had a tremendous impact in making sure our students are not going hungry while school is closed. 

    In addition, the governor has made it clear that, while he’s serious about using social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, he wants residents to still be able to work, shop at grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and get medication from the pharmacy. Rest assured, we are committed to doing our best to provide meals and deliver continuity of education. 

    As such, our staff and administrators jumped into action quickly to ensure all students were provided learning packets or online e-Learning curriculum. Our staff has been diligent in regards to providing our students with the best education in a less than desirable manner.  We know nothing can take the place of a teacher in the classroom, but in this ever evolving situation, you can be assured that your students are being challenged educationally.

    Please use this opportunity to focus on staying safe and helping to slow the spread of the virus.  As always, thank you for your patience and support as we all work through the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you have seen, this situation is evolving rapidly. As events unfold, we will continue to communicate in a timely and transparent manner.




    Thomas J. Amadio





    Estimados Padres/Guardianes/Personal,

    El viernes 20 de marzo, el gobernador Pritzker emitió una orden ejecutiva que requería que los residentes se "quedaran en casa" a partir del sábado 21 de marzo a las 5:00 pm, hasta el final del 7 de abril. Como parte del gobernador ordenó, anunció que la escuela permanecerá cerrada, con una nueva fecha tentativa de reapertura del 8 de abril. Reconocemos que este desarrollo puede plantear preguntas sobre el impacto en los estudiantes, el personal y las familias, así como el papel vital de la escuela de proporcionar comidas a los estudiantes. y familias mientras las escuelas están cerradas. Anticipamos más orientación y detalles de la Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois la próxima semana.

    Durante esta orden de permanencia en el hogar, el personal esencial de la escuela aún puede presentarse a trabajar mientras practiquen el distanciamiento social. Queremos que sepa que la oficina del gobernador ha asegurado a los distritos escolares que el personal escolar involucrado en el suministro de comidas no violará la orden ejecutiva del gobernador y que podemos y debemos continuar con nuestro programa, que ha tenido un tremendo impacto en la realización de Asegúrese de que nuestros estudiantes no pasen hambre mientras la escuela esté cerrada. 

    Además, el gobernador ha dejado en claro que, si bien se toma en serio el uso del distanciamiento social para frenar la propagación de COVID-19, quiere que los residentes aún puedan trabajar, comprar en supermercados, poner gasolina en sus autos, caminar afuera y obtener medicamentos de la farmacia. Tenga la seguridad de que estamos comprometidos a hacer nuestro mejor esfuerzo para proporcionar comidas y brindar una educación continua. 

    Nuestro personal y administradores se pusieron en acción rápidamente para garantizar que todos los estudiantes recibieran paquetes de aprendizaje o un plan de estudios de aprendizaje electrónico en línea. Nuestro personal ha sido diligente en lo que respecta a proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes la mejor educación de una manera menos deseable. Sabemos que nada puede ocupar el lugar de un maestro en el aula, pero en esta situación en constante evolución, puede estar seguro de que sus estudiantes están siendo desafiados educativamente.

    Aproveche esta oportunidad para concentrarse en mantenerse seguro y ayudar a frenar la propagación del virus. Como siempre, gracias por su paciencia y apoyo mientras todos trabajamos a través de la pandemia COVID-19. Como has visto, esta situación está evolucionando rápidamente. A medida que se desarrollen los eventos, continuaremos comunicándonos de manera oportuna y transparente.




    Thomas J. Amadio


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Mission and Vision

  • Welcome, Bienvenidos to Chicago Heights District 170!

    Our Vision.  Our Mission. 

    Our Promise to You. 


    We are proud to serve one of the most diverse areas in all of the South Chicagoland area. With more than 3,400 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, offering a wide curriculum of educational and extra-curricular activities, students have the opportunity to participate in exciting clubs, sports and advanced technology programs. Preparing them for a well-rounded, bright future is our mantra!


    At CHSD 170, it is our vision and mission to provide our students with as many opportunities as possible to meet their far reaching professional and personal goals. By combining our resources, internally and externally, we can, we will, help them achieve and succeed.