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 Delayed Start Information


Beginning with this school year, the administration may choose to implement a two-hour delay to the start of the school day in the case of inclement weather (snow, ice, extreme cold, etc.). It is not anticipated that a delayed start will occur often, but it does provide an additional option to ensure a productive school environment, while maintaining safe conditions for all staff, students, and parents. 


This decision will be announced no later than 6:30 a.m. on the day of the delayed start via School Messenger system as well as local TV stations. On these days, buses will run and morning pick up times will be two hours later than normal. Classes will begin two hours later than their regularly scheduled time. There will be no morning Early Childhood or Bright Futures classes, but the afternoon classes will run at the normal time. School will still dismiss at the regular time.


Further information regarding our weather related procedures can be found at







We are very excited to share the news that HGES was named as one of the "Top 50 Elementary Schools" by the Chicago Sun Times. We were tied for #48 out of over 2,100 elementary schools in Illinois.  Congratulations to the students, parents, and teachers on this outstanding achievement!



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