DATES and ACTIONS:
• Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31: Spring Break. No School.
• Thursday, April 6: Half-Day for Students. School Improvement Day.
• Friday, April 7: Good Friday. No School for Students.
• Summer Explorations Registration LIVE NOW.
• Does your child require MEDICATION at school? Complete this form.
NEED TO REPORT an ABSENCE? Click here to see the school forms.
Health Reminders from our Nurse Team
There has been a recent uptick in strep throat cases throughout Illinois. Please be aware of the signs and symptoms of strep throat and keep your child(ren) home if they are sick. Review this FACT SHEET from IDPH for further information, and contact your school nurse if you have any questions.
Within the schools we will continue to stress the importance of healthy hand-washing routines and also ensure our cleaning protocols remain diligent.
Register Now for Summer Explorations
Register now for Summer Explorations. From crafting to vegetable gardening – legos to ‘all about dogs’ - our summer course offerings appeal to every learner looking for summer fun. Review our summer courses here and register NOW. Programs run in the morning June 13th-July 7th @ West School. Please reach out to Ben Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org | 847-835-7803 with questions.
This is a reminder that if a child requires medication during the school day, families must complete a medical release form. Nurses cannot dispense medication to children without this documentation. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our nursing team up-to-date as this is critical information for us to attend to your child while they are in our care.
District 35 is partnering with the Village Sustainability Task Force and SCARCE to support Danielle Cares for Chairs. The goal is to collect 1 million bread tags this year across our region. Danielle’s foundation collects the tags and turns them into a recycling company for funds that support mobility devices for those in need. We’re collecting them in your child’s class all year round.
Upcoming Family Action Network Events
Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. Psych: The Story of the Human Mind featuring Paul Bloom, Ph.D. and Jennifer Senior. Click here for more details.
Bread Bag Tag Recycling Program
District 35 is pleased to partner with the Village Sustainability Task Force and SCARCE to support Danielle Cares for Chairs. The goal is to collect 1 million bread tags this year across our region. Danielle’s foundation collects the tags and turns them into a recycling company for funds that support mobility devices for those in need.
Add the Bread Tag Recycling Program label that was sent home to a jar and collect the bread tags all year. We will share reminders about turning in collected bread tags later this year. Thank you for your support!
Online Absence Forms
Did you know you have the option to report your student’s absence via an online form? Please use the links below to report an absence before 9:00AM.
- South School Absence Form
- West School Absence Form
- Central School Absence Form
Absences can also still be reported via the absence call line if preferred to the online form.
We thank our parents for partnering with us as we reset visitor procedures in the schools. Please note the following updated procedures in place in each school beginning on Thursday, August 25, 2022. We ask that all visitors:
1. enter via the main entrance, buzz at the door, wait to be greeted by a staff member over the intercom, confirm your appointment/meeting
2. if you have a confirmed appointment, please be ready with your license so we may screen with our visitor system
3. please wear your visitor lanyard at all times while in the school for a pre-scheduled appointment
4. return to the main office, return your lanyard, collect your license, and exit via the main entrance
If you are simply dropping a lunch or item for your child, please do so in the vestibule. School staff will be monitoring for items throughout the day and ensure items are brought in for your child.
Our commitment to student safety is unwavering as we embark upon the 2022-23 school year. Thank you for working with our school teams as we implement these new procedures.
Our district is a member of TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804. We share resources with 17 other school districts in our region so that we can provide every student the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential. Through TrueNorth, our students can access academic and behavior support, and our staff can engage in high-quality professional learning that impacts student growth here in District 35. TrueNorth (formerly NSSED, or Northern Suburban Special Education District), is committed to the possibilities in every learner, every day. Please visit truenorth804.org to learn more about the cooperative and watch an introduction video.