School District 166 buses leaving the garage. File photo - Rhonda Silence
Rhonda Silence

School District 166 buses to deliver learning materials

Instead of picking up students on Monday, March 30, Cook County Schools bus drivers will be making deliveries of distance learning materials.

For the families of students who do not ride the bus, materials can be picked up at the School District 166 Eagle doors.

Materials for Great Expectations School students can pick up at the school between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Parents who would like to make alternative arrangements, please send an email to

School District 166 will also be delivering meals.

On Monday afternoon, teachers and paraprofessionals will be contacting families to help with the identification and organization of resources that students will be using in the days and weeks ahead.

In a statement on March 28, Principal Megan Myers said to families, “Please be flexible with timing as this is a new process, we will be adapting as we work through this time.”

The launch of distance learning follows Governor Tim Walz’s March 18 closure of schools and his March 25 “safe at home” order, asking Minnesotans to stay home to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

Parents: Expect the drop off at the bus stop four hours later than the time your student normally gets on the bus. Please have a member of your family ready with a box or tote, labeled with your name for drop off at the bus stop.