CONTACT Longfellow

501 South Arlington Heights Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Phone: 847-520-2755



CCSD21 a school is comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in Illinois.


Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Longfellow Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Distance Learning Academy

The Distance Learning Academy, as a district-wide program, is comprised of faculty from amongst the entire district. This includes both regular classroom and exploratory teachers, Bilingual/English Language Learning, and Student Support Service teachers.

We agree that it is important for children in the Distance Learning Academy to maintain a connection to their home schools.  Children will continue to be included in any home school activities and principals will be asked to develop specific and regular activities where children in the Distance Learning Academy may interact with grade level peers in their home schools to build community.

The academic program of the Distance Learning Academy will follow the same curriculum and learning goals and targets as a child’s home school and students will be assessed in the same manner as their home school peers.

It is not our intention to fully separate children enrolled in the Distance Learning Academy from their home schools but it is also important to provide educational consistency, particularly with teacher assignments.

The development of community is a key component of the school experience whether it be in person or distance.  Most children are particularly adept at integrating and thriving in multiple communities simultaneously whether they be classroom, neighborhood, teams, or activity based.  Our intention is to provide all children with the social emotional learning and opportunities to successfully be a positive part of multiple communities and social networks.


Kara Murdock – [email protected]

Jaime Murray – [email protected]


Amanda Gratz Zito – [email protected]


Dayna Pierce – [email protected]


Dayna Pierce – [email protected]


Patty Zelasko – [email protected]


Lauren Williams – [email protected]