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Last Call to Complete the 2020 Census - It's Easy!

posted Sep 15, 2020, 2:14 PM by John Pearson

Dear EAWR Parents and Families,

You may have heard the 2020 Census deadline is approaching and how important it is for everyone to be counted. The census represents an opportunity for everyone in our community to proudly and loudly say, “I’m here. I count. I matter.”

The census impacts our day-to-day lives in tremendous ways. It determines how much federal funding we have to fix our roads, feed our community, and teach our children. Missing just one child means we miss out on funds for their education for the next ten years. The census also determines how many representatives Illinois has in Congress and the Electoral College.

So much is at stake, which is why we need you to take the 2020 Census before the September 30, 2020 deadline.

There are three ways to take the census:

·       Online: Visit and fill out the Census now on your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

·       Phone: Call 844-330-2020 to fill out the Census over the phone. The US Census Bureau offers assistance in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language.

·       Mail: Fill out the Census form you received in the mail and return it, free of charge, to the US Census Bureau.


Taking the census is safe and secure. The 2020 Census does not ask about anyone’s citizenship status, and federal law prohibits the sharing of census responses with anyone, including law enforcement or immigration agencies. Learn more about census confidentiality at

You can get answers to any other questions about the Census by texting "Question" or "Pregunta" to 987987 or by visiting

Taking the Census takes less than 5 minutes. If you haven’t already, please complete the 2020 Census today.


Dr. John Pearson, Superintendent

EAWR High School District #14