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COVID-19 Update - 3/12/20

The Winnebago County Health Department has made a recommendation to suspend social and public gatherings out of an abundance of caution for the community and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Their recommendation did not include canceling school or child-care programs. As such, please see the following precautions that will go into effect beginning Friday, 3/13/2020.


  • The district will follow this recommendation by canceling all sporting events, fundraisers, concerts, performances, PTO Fun Fair and competitions beginning Friday, 3/13/2020 until further notice. This applies to those events that are hosted by the district or its schools, as well as events hosted by other entities that our students would attend as part of a district group, team, or club.
  • We will continue to have practices, club meetings, or small student gatherings on school property that involve only Winnebago #323  students from a single school. Practices, club meetings or small student gatherings that involve students from multiple schools will be suspended beginning Friday, 3/13/2020 until further notice.
  • We will cancel field trips from Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 20. Field trips after March 20 may be canceled at a future date.

It is important to note there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our schools. Instead, this is a precautionary measure intended to minimize the possibility of community spread.

I understand that many of you will have concerns regarding the potential impact to your children. 

The decision to hold or cancel school or related activities is made in coordination with the Winnebago County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Thank you for your time and understanding. Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found online using the resource links provided below.

Illinois Department of Public Health (

Winnebago Schools District Office

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago, IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Superintendent: Dr. John Schwuchow Superintendent Update Click Here

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.