• District 49 Coronavirus Updates

  • Thank you, District 49!

    As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, we invite you to join Chief Education Officer Peter Hilts and Chief Business Officer Brett Ridgway in the video above for a few thoughts about our journey together through this unprecedented season for D49.

    We’d like to take this opportunity to share a recap about bringing this season of E49 to a successful close, celebrating the class of 2020, and looking ahead to gearing up for our return to school in August.

    When the world, our nation and our region learned about the potential impact of the COVID-19 health crisis, we knew we had to get to work, and we did that with confidence knowing D49 would rise to this challenge: preparing ourselves to transition into our E-work, E-learn, E-lead model that we called E49.

    Do we have all of the answers as we look ahead? Not yet, but we assure you we are working quickly to develop our plans, and we will share more with you as they take shape.

    Thank you, D49. Each and every one of you made E49 possible with care, trust, responsibility, respect, not to mention flexibility and a huge helping of grace. We hope you have a great summer!

  • Last Call for Chromebooks

    May 21, 2020


    Dear D49 Families,

    We are drawing our large-scale Chromebook return process to a close. If you checked out one or more D49 Chromebooks and Hotspots for E-learning, please return those devices and charging cables (in a plastic bag, if possible) to our only collection point at Vista Ridge High School. We are adding a late afternoon drop-off time for our families’ convenience during our final two-day push to collect the devices that have not been returned. The schedule for Chromebook and hotspot returns is as follows:

    Tuesday, May 26, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 27, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Chromebook Return Graphic

    To ensure our schools are equipped properly for the upcoming school year, we’re asking families to return the devices they checked out for this season of E-learning. If you need a device for assignments that extend into the summer months, or when we return from summer break, please contact your school directly and they will provide further instructions about distributing devices to continue E-learning.  

    Please see the attached map for device drop-off entrances at VRHS. A member of the D49 team on site will greet you at your vehicle to collect your devices and will ask for your student’s name and school to begin the return process. If you have questions, please email them to cbreturn@d49.org.

    We thank you for your hard work, and for your cooperation! For more information please visit https://www.d49.org/domain/2661


    School District 49 Technology Service Team 


  • D49 Lunch Meal Service: May 12, 2020

  • Last Day and Chromebook Return: May 8, 2020

  • E49 Survey: End of Week Six: May 8, 2020

  • Graduation Announcement: May 5, 2020

  • E49 SURVEY: E-working, E-learning and E-leading in E49 Continues: April 24, 2020

  • Graduation 2020: Share Your Input on Ceremony Planning: April 23, 2020

  • CHSAA cancels co-curricular athletics and activities remainder of school year

  • E49 Spring Sports and Activities 2019-20: April 17, 2020

  • E49 Extended for Remainder of School Year: April 16, 2020

  • Still Need a Chromebook?: April 10, 2020

  • Chromebook Distribution--Last Call: April 7, 2020

  • Mask Project for D49 Staff: April 6, 2020

  • Survey--D49 COVID-19 Response and E49 Transition: April 3, 2020

  • Chromebook Distribution For Saturday

  • D49 Update: April 3, 2020

  • E-Learning

    On March 30, District 49 re-opened for learning under the new conditions of operations required by the coronavirus health emergency. For the time being, D49 will pursue excellence as E49, which acknowledges our move as a district to an E-learning and E-working model! Thank you for walking with us as we navigate our new landscape and season of learning created by this epidemic. 

    Our primary concern is protecting learning time while respecting the needs of families and students during this challenging time.

    We are also providing equipment to families who need support to participate in E-learning. 


    More information on E-learning is available on our E49 page.

    Specific class information is avaible on your school's webpage.