From the Byron School District –

We received a recommendation from Ogle County Health Department this morning that we shut schools down due to the increased cases and our challenges trying to keep up with contact tracing and implementing district test to stay protocols.   This will place our students under Remote Learning for the remainder of the week, December 15- 17.   We will also be shutting down all extracurricular and Park District activities through December 26. Like many local schools, we have experienced a significant uptick in cases over the last week, and with the support and recommendations of the Ogle County Health Department, tried our best to mitigate them.  However, at this time, our staff simply cannot keep up with the increased demands of contact tracing and test-to-stay protocols.   

You will be receiving additional information from your site principals on their Remote Learning plans over the next three days.  All schools will remain open and our crisis response support teams will remain available throughout the rest of the week, Wednesday – Friday, 7:45 – 3:00 pm.  If your child needs additional support over the next few days, please reach out to the crisis response team members listed above. 

Some of the events scheduled during that time –

For the boys basketball team they were in the middle of the Forreston Holiday Tournament, which continues continues today and through the weekend.


The wrestling team was to compete in the Metamora tournament starting tomorrow.