With the onset of the winter weather season, we wanted to remind parents and community members about the many ways we provide notification should it become necessary to close school for the safety of our students.
District 58 utilizes an automated calling system to alert parents of school closings. Parents are encouraged to make sure that their child’s school(s) has their most up-to-date contact information.
In addition to the automated calling system, District 58 also posts information on its Web site, www.dg58.org, and places a message on the district’s answering machine, which can be accessed by calling (630) 719-5800. In addition, the district notifies the following radio/TV stations from which the official announcement is made: WBBM (780), WGN (720), CBS Ch. 2, NBC Ch. 5, ABC Ch. 7, WGN Ch. 9, FOX 32, and CLTV.
Parents may also check the status of the district or their school by going to www.emergencyclosings.com and searching for the school facility or school closings. Parents are asked not to call their child’s individual school to check on whether classes will take place.