News + Events

Please join us in welcoming Superintendent Matthew Montgomery to our Lake Forest school community.

As he begins his third week on the job, Dr. Montgomery shares some of his early reflections on his role in the attached video. He will be checking in from time to time with video updates in the year ahead.

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July 12, 2021

To Our District 67 and District 115 School Community:

This afternoon I sent the letter (linked below) to Governor J.B. Pritzker. This message is an appeal to the Governor for local control regarding COVID-19 risk mitigation protocols in our schools, based on local data and stakeholder input.

In an effort to help guide these local decisions, I plan to reconvene the District 67 and District 115 COVID-19 Metrics Advisory Councils. Members of the 2020-2021 councils will have an opportunity to remain in their role for one more year, or roll off. Some of last year’s members are no longer in the District. With this in mind, later this week we will send out an invitation to our school community to fill the District 67 and 115 Metrics Advisory Council vacancies for the 2021-2022 school year.

I will continue to keep you updated as we work toward returning our students to school in August - All In, Every Day.

Be well,



Matthew L. Montgomery, Ph.D.

Letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker - July 12, 2021

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From July 6 to on or about August 13, 2021, a new phase of storm sewer installation work will begin on Deerpath Road in Lake Forest. As a result of this work Deerpath will be reduced to one lane of traffic from the Rte. 41 viaduct to Ahwahnee Lane. Temporary traffic signals will be installed, to maintain east bound and west bound traffic via the one lane. Both the Rte. 41 south bound and north bound Deerpath exit ramps will be closed; the south bound and north bound entrance ramps will remain open. Suggested Rte. 41 exit ramp detours are Rte. 60 to the south and Rte. 176 to the north. Once access to Deerpath from Ahwahnee Road opens, access to Ahwahnee Lane will be closed. Please view project information and maps on the City of Lake Forest web page.

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On Monday, May 24th, the D115 Board of Education held a special meeting focused on the LFHS Fall 2021-2022 Opening Plan. During the meeting, key areas of focus were highlighted and discussed to ensure that students, families, and staff know what to expect in the fall. There may be some areas that change, due to potential updates to guidance announced over the summer. This plan represents our current direction for the fall. Here are some key highlights from the presentation... please use this link to read the entire communication.

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