January 9, 2022

Principal’s Message

Muir Families,

We are excited to welcome our students back tomorrow morning! It will be great to have a buzz back in the building and a sense of routine back in place. Please make sure you send your child with proper winter gear as we will go outside each day if the wind chill is above 0. Boots and snow pants are required to play in the snow. Please see below for important information in the Muir community.


We ask for your continued support as we ensure the safety of our students and staff. Please carefully review the information below.

  • Prior to returning to Muir tomorrow, make sure that your child is healthy and not experiencing any symptoms of illness.  If your child is sick, please keep them home.  
  • As a reminder, you should notify us if your child or anyone in your home tests positive for COVID-19 or if your child has been in close contact with anyone who tests positive for COVID-19.  
  • Your child should come to school with a mask that fits well over their nose and mouth.  We encourage you to send your child to school with a three-layered mask.  It is a good idea to send your child with an extra mask to keep at school. Mesh masks and gator masks are still not permitted for use. If your child comes to school with one of these masks, they will be provided a disposable face mask for use. 
  • Social distancing is another mitigation strategy that we will continue to have in place. We will maintain 3-6 ft of social distancing throughout the day.  Students eating lunch will be spaced at least 6 ft apart. 

Free COVID testing will continue to be available all school days at the School District 54 Rafferty Administration Center at 524 E. Schaumburg Road, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 


Vaccination Information
If you have not already done so, please email our school nurse at [email protected] or drop off a copy of your child’s vaccination card if they are fully vaccinated. Current IDPH guidance states vaccinated students do not have to be quarantined if they are in close contact with a student that tests positive for COVID-19.   We will need proof of vaccination on file to ensure we follow this practice. 


D54 Cold Weather Response Plan
In order to help families prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, please review the D54 Severe Weather Response Plan

Carolyn Allar-Principal
Julie Goolish-Assistant Principal