No school today, and many closed Tuesday, too

Published: Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 11:47 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 12:46 p.m. CDT
(Al Lagattolla –
Snow covers John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn on Sunday. The school's winter break will be extended at least one day, as classes have been called off for Monday.

Severe weather has led to the cancellation of classes Monday and Tuesday at all local public schools.

Also, school is closed at St. Patrick School in St. Charles and St. Peter in Geneva on Monday.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a high temperature of 16 below zero for Monday, with wind chills as low as 48 below zero. Monday's low temperature is forecast to be 19 below zero. Tuesday's forecast calls for a high of 1 below zero.

At Batavia, a statement posted on the district's website, signed by Superintendent Lisa Hichens, stated the district's schools would be closed "due to the hazardous conditions created by extreme temperatures."

"We were looking forward to welcoming back the students and staff after the winter break, but we made this decision with student safety in mind," Hichens said.

At St. Charles, a statement posted on the district's website stated that schools will be closed "due to weather conditions." All after-school activities also are closed.

The Batavia Park District said it has canceled programs set for Monday "due to the dangerous weather predicted." Also, offices will be closed.

Also, the Elburn Village Board meeting set for Monday night has been postponed until 6:45 p.m. Jan. 13. Village hall will be closed. In Maple Park, village offices will be closed, but no decision has yet been made about the board meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

In Sugar Grove, officials issued a news release stating that village offices would be closed Monday.

"The decision to close was not made lightly, and we apologize for any inconvenience," the Sugar Grove release stated. "However, the safety of our residents and our staff is extremely important to us. We remind you again to stay home if at all possible on Monday."

And classes also are off at Faith Christian School in Geneva, as well as Marmion Academy in Aurora.

The statement from District 302 stated that the Fox Valley Career Center also would be closed, and all school activities would be canceled.

"At this time, no decision has been made regarding school on Tuesday," the statement read, adding a plea to "please stay warm and careful outside."

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