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Homewood teachers are making e-learning lesson plans after the Illinois State Board of Education sent school districts a notice students will not be returning to their classrooms before April 30.

ISBE is expecting remote learning to begin this week, but the District 153 calendar still has students off — two weeks for what ISBE declared Act of God days and a week for spring vacation.

The district did offer students enrichment activities while they’ve been home, said Superintendent Dale Mitchell.  

“Teachers spent time with students Zooming (a social media contact method . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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