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School Closings: Oak Forest Districts Cancel Classes (Updated)

Will your child be staying home Monday? Keep checking Patch for updates on which Oak Forest schools will be closed because of the cold.

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UPDATED: 12:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5

Prairie Hills Elementary School District 144 has canceled classes for Monday, Jan. 6, and Tuesday, Jan. 7.

UPDATED: 10:27 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5

Community Consolidated School District 146 and Forest Ridge Elementary School District 142 have canceled classes Monday. District 146 offices also will be closed.

UPDATED: 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5


Arbor Park School District 145 have canceled Monday classes.

ORIGINAL STORY

With below-zero temperatures forecasted between Sunday and Tuesday, Bremen Community High School District 228 announced Sunday that it was canceling classes because of the extreme cold.

The district includes Tinley Park and Oak Forest high schools.

READ: Stay on Top of the Frigid Conditions at Oak Forest Patch's Weather HQ

"We will continue to monitor the weather and make a decision as soon as possible on Monday regarding classes on Tuesday," a note on the district's website stated.

Other districts in the area were still deciding whether or not to close schools because of the weather. Chicago Public Schools announced Saturday that it would be keeping schools open Monday, telling parents to use their discretion on letting their children attend.

Oak Forest schools have been out of session since late December for their winter breaks, and most of them are scheduled to begin classes again Monday, Jan. 6. Schools in Consolidated High School District 230, which includes Andrew and Sandburg high schools, are not scheduled to resume classes until Tuesday, Jan. 7.

READ: Is Cold Weather a Poor Excuse to Cancel Classes?

Patch will continue to update you on closings. Check the Oak Forest Patch Facebook page for more alerts, and leave updates in the comments section if you've heard other schools or events have been canceled or postponed because of the extreme winter weather.

School Closings


  • Bremen Community High School District 228: Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7. Oak Forest High School freshmen orientation also is canceled.
  • Arbor Park School District 145: Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • Community Consolidated School District 146: Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7. The district office also will be closed.
  • Forest Ridge Elementary School District 142: Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • Prairie Hills Elementary School District 144: Closed Monday, Jan. 6, and Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • St. Damian School: Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7. No evening classes Sunday, Jan. 5.
  • Hope Montessori (Tinley Park): Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • St. George School (Tinley Park): Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • Trinity Lutheran School (Tinley Park): Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7. 
  • Christian Hills School (Orland Hills): Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • Mi Sol Montessori Spanish Immersion Preschool (Orland Park): Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • Robert Morris University (Orland Park): Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • St. Michael School (Orland Park): Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
  • Southwest Cooperative for Special Education Sites (Oak Forest and Orland Park): Closed Monday, Jan. 6; no decision yet for Tuesday, Jan. 7.
*School-related activities also are canceled for these districts unless otherwise noted.
B Burns January 05, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Just got the call from Arbor Park school district that classes for tomorrow are cancelled as well!
Mike Fangman January 06, 2014 at 01:14 AM
St. Christopher in Midlothian is closed, as are all other schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago and the diocese of Joliet

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