Community Consolidated School District 181
For more than 50 years, Elm School has provided a quality education for each student who enters. In our warm and caring learning environment, our students are challenged to reach for the stars, to believe in themselves, and to leave their mark as educated global citizens. Our Elm School family is committed to preparing our students to be balanced, lifelong learners and productive community members. Through a combination of dedicated staff members, involved parents and intelligent, creative students, we achieve this goal.
Dear Parents and Staff,
We wanted to inform you of an accident in downtown Clarendon Hills earlier this morning where a truck crossing at Prospect was hit by a train. We were notified that this caused the car to roll over and catch on fire.
We wanted to let you know that all of our buses that traverse nearby routes arrived safely and were not affected. Additionally, we have determined that all of our students and staff arrived safely as well, though we know that some had unfortunately witnessed the accident during their commute. Staff is watching for any distress in students and will alert our school social workers as needed. Counseling will be available throughout the day for any students or staff who need to process the event.
In addition, we were notified by the Village of Clarendon Hills that the train track crossing at Prospect is closed to traffic and pedestrians until further notice. As a result, there may be a delay for some buses and students returning home from school this afternoon. They have been asked to use the west Hinsdale crossing or the Cass Avenue crossing in Westmont.
Please contact your school principal or my office if you have questions or concerns.
Dr. Hector Garcia
15 W. 201 60th St.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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