Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. Each new school year is full of excitement and anticipation. Our halls are filled with the voices of children and staff members engaging in vibrant learning experiences with friends, new and old. This time of year serves as an opportunity for our children to meet new classmates, and a time for our teachers to begin the critical work of building class communities across our schools. This is especially true for students and staff members transitioning to a new school or joining our school community for the first time. As a school community, please help us in welcoming more than 40 new families and ten new staff members to District 35.
In addition to the instructional routines this year, we continue to place an equal emphasis on ensuring our children develop the social-emotional skills to be self-aware and care for others. We continue to embrace the Welcome and Inclusivity Pledge (adopted by the Glencoe Board of Education on April 6, 2017).
“From our schools to our neighborhoods and our government buildings, Glencoe must be a place that respects our differences and believes that diverse perspectives create better outcomes.”
In parallel, our mission is to provide each child with an educational foundation for life-long learning as a socially responsible member of a global society. Our Board, administrators, and staff realize this is an ambitious mission and strive each day to achieve it. You will see the WE ARE GLENCOE image shown below on display across our schools as a symbol of our inclusive practices. Please stop by any of our schools or Village Hall to sign the Welcome and Inclusivity Pledge, and help us reinforce these goals among our Glencoe youth.
On behalf of our Board of Education, teachers and support staff, thank you for joining us as a partner towards this mission.