Seneca Community Consolidated School District #170

Eric Misener-Superintendent

174 Oak Street

Seneca, Illinois 61360

Telephone 815-357-8744                                                                                              Fax 815-357-1516


SGS Learning Community,


Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced masks will be required for students, teachers and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools. The new measure is part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat a new surge as the Delta variant rapidly spreads.


The mask requirement is inclusive of youth sports and activities, with masks now required for all indoor extra-curriculars and sports. In line with CDC guidance, masks are not required for activities outdoors where transmission risks and rates are lower.


Yesterday’s announcement differs from the School Board resolution our school district recently adopted. At this time, we will review the new rules and will be communicating with you any additional changes as soon as possible. 


Thank you for your continued support, understanding and flexibility as we prepare for the upcoming school year!




Eric Misener

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