7/23/2021 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

What is enough screen time for children?

Homewood District 153 is experimenting with a new software feature that allows it to shut off district network access to student devices between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The trial will go on through the end of the school year, said Beth White, director of technology.

“We would like to promote healthy learning habits for our students,” she said.

Students who want to be on computers after 10 p.m. can use their personal devices.

When the initiative was announced in early April, it was described as a way “to help . . .

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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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