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H-F schools finding ways to keep students connected and engaged

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is calling it an “act of God.” 

No one is to blame for what’s happening because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and everyone is trying to make the best of it, especially the schools in Homewood and Flossmoor.

ISBE first declared schools would be off until March 30. Homewood District 153, Flossmoor District 161 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 also had spring break scheduled, so schools were to be closed through April 3. Gov. JB Pritzker has since ordered school to remain closed through April 7. Whether that . . .

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  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Small Business Saturday in Homewood and Flossmoor. Holiday shoppers can help local merchants succeed.

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