Joliet District 86 returning to school on Aug. 16


Last updated 7/27/2021 at 6:30pm

More than 10,000 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students return to school full time on August 18, 2021. Open Houses for students and families are scheduled for August 16 or August 17 depending on the school. Times and details are posted on

In addition, a policy to implement a Remote Educational Program for District 86 students was approved by the District 86 Board of School Inspectors at its July 14th board meeting after Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse thoroughly outlined the concept. Space is limited and priority given to students who have a medical necessity that prevents them from attending school in person or students who reside with an individual with serious medical conditions.

“We are pleased to offer our families this remote learning option for their children,” said Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse, “The program will help meet the individual learning needs of student who are not able to attend school in person.”

The curriculum will align to the Illinois Learning Standards and follow the District 86 school

calendar. Students in the remote program will be required to complete all state mandated assessments in person. Remote classrooms will be comprised of students throughout the district.

Remote learning is a year-long commitment. Once students are approved for the remote program, they must remain in the program for the entire 2021-2022 school year.

Due to space limitations, not all applicants will be approved.

Interested families, living within the Joliet District 86 boundaries, must complete and return the remote educational application by August 1st to the J.F. Kennedy Administrative Center, 420 N. Raynor Avenue, to be considered for the program. More information, including the application, is available at No late applications will be accepted.

Joliet Public Schools District 86, currently the fourth largest elementary school district in Illinois, serves approximately 10,500 students in grades PreKindergarten through eighth grade at 21 schools in the city of Joliet.


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