Empowering Students: Engaging, Supporting, Succeeding
October 7, 2022
National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)
National Principals Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
LGBTQ+ History Month
German Heritage Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Mon. October 3 - 12: Ninth Annual SD 308 & Allied First Bank Food Drive!
- TONIGHT! Fri. October 7: Kendall County Community Food Pantry - Oswego Satellite 5:30-7pm at 61 Franklin Street, Oswego
- Mon. October 10: No School - Indigenous Peoples'/Columbus Day (District Closed)
- Tue. October 11: Board of Education Meeting 7:15pm - at OEHS or live stream
- Fri. October 14: Crosstown Game @ Oswego East Game & Ticket Information located here
- Mon. October 17 @ 5:00 - Policy & Legislative Committee Meeting (at District Administration Center)
- Mon. October 17 @ 6:30pm - The Kendall County Juvenile Justice Council presents a FREE presentation for all parents on the Worries of the World Wide Web. (Click Here for Information)
- Tues. October 18 @ 6:00 - Teaching & Learning Committee Meeting (at District Administration Center)
- Tues. October 18 @6:00/Zoom - SCRC: Parent University - Parenting Hacks 101 (Program and Registration Information located here.)
- Thurs. October 20: Northern Illinois Food Bank's Mobile Pantry @ Long beach Elementary (5-6:30pm)
- Mon. October 24: Board of Education Meeting 7:15 pm - at OEHS or live stream
For complete District Calendar of Events, please click here.
DID YOU KNOW that each of our schools in our district have their own social media accounts which can be followed? That's right....Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and their own webpage. "Follow" the social medium platform for your school TODAY.
Watch our progress towards breaking our highest record!
- The 9th Annual SD 308 & Allied First Bank Food Drive - We want to encourage everyone to donate online using the following link: www.kccfoodpantry.org/SD308. When you donate, you can select the school you would like your donation to be credited towards. For every $1 donated, 8 food items are credited towards the school! This is such a great option for the Food Pantry! Based on US average costs of food per person, a $10 donation would feed one person for a week....that is HUGE! We have four more collection days in which to make a difference in so many lives.
- "If we all do a little bit to help, it adds up to a LOT!"
Transportation Phone Line
(630)636-2999 Spanish: (630)636-2986
Do you know someone who might be interested in learning to drive a school bus? Our district offers paid training and assistance with obtaining necessary licensure for driving a school bus! Bus drivers are offered overtime opportunities, paid time off, insurance, and more! Please share the application with others! Thanks for your help!
Junior High Sports Transportation for Winter 1 (Boys Basketball & Wrestling)
We are still facing a shortage of bus drivers in our district and are unable to offer transportation for Junior High Sports for the Winter 1 Season, which includes both Boys Basketball and Wrestling. We will continue to work closely with our Transportation Department, and will again provide an update prior to the January season for Girl's Basketball. We apologize for the inconvenience, thank you for your understanding.
Kendall County Community Food Pantry - Oswego Satellite Location
The Oswego Satellite Location of the Kendall County Community Food Pantry will be OPEN tonight, Friday, October 7 from 5:30-7:00pm at 61 Franklin St. Please bring food pantry ID or valid proof of living in SD 308 boundaries/Kendall county zip code. For more information, visit: www.sd308.org/FoodPantry. Volunteers are still being accepted for the 2022-23 school year. To sign up, click here. #CommunityBecomesUnity
Please Spread The Word- We're Hiring!!
The district has positions available that are both full and part-time. There are openings for those with certifications and those without. Entry-level and experienced staff welcome!
If you're interested, we can help match you to a position that works with your interests and availability! Please feel free to email our recruitment specialist for assistance. View all openings and apply at www.sd308.org/jobs.
Share a Smile 🙂
Use this simple form to send a virtual smile to any staff member at SD308! The recipient will receive an e-message which includes your "smile"- which will brighten their day! Thank you for helping us let our staff know how important they are, and how much we all appreciate what they do for our students!
The Illinois State Board of Education sponsors the Those Who Excel & Teacher of the Year program to honor educators who have made significant contributions to our schools in seven categories: classroom teachers, early career educators (teachers 1-4 years), school administrators, student support personnel, educational service personnel, community volunteers, and teams. Application materials are evaluated by an ISBE selection committee.
Updates from our Special Education Department
School-Based Mental Health Services and Support continue to be a priority for SD308
Mental Health Service Guidelines
What do we consider to be school vs Community/Family Mental Health?
School - manifestation of mental health issues that impacts students’ educational (behavioral, functional, and academic) performance at school that can be addressed through educational interventions.
Community/Family - manifestation of mental health issues that impact students’ lives beyond the educational setting. These issues may require clinical and/or medical intervention and treatment in addition to school-based interventions. Additionally, manifestation of mental health issues that are unrelated to students’ educational functioning may require clinical and/or medical intervention and treatment without school-based interventions.
What is school intervention and what is community/family therapeutic/intervention support?
School-based Interventions include:
small group intervention support targeted to specific skill areas (e.g., executive functioning, development of coping skills, anger management, social relationships, and conflict management)
individual intervention support targeted to address specific skill deficits
intensity (frequency and duration) of support is based upon individual student needs and can include informal intervention through school staff (not necessarily SSW or counselors) or provision of support by mental health providers on an ‘as needed’ basis
referral to clinical social worker or psychologist; referral to community agencies for therapeutic support for clinical manifestation of mental issues including significant depression, anxiety, personality disorders)
school-based interventions may be provided in concert with community and family-based supports; school mental health providers will work together with the family to facilitate communication between all mental health providers as permitted under applicable student confidentiality statutes and regulations
Referrals for school-based interventions (does not include crisis intervention) provided by school social worker/counselor can come through:
staff identification of student needs based upon data (behavioral referrals, student absenteeism, academic performance, teacher observation and/or peer reporting to teacher)
parent request for support based upon student disclosures relating to school-based concerns (e.g., test anxiety, peer relationships at school)
student self-referral based upon identified school-based concerns
Extended School Year (ESY)
ESY is a summer program for students at risk of skill regression during the summer. This year, the ESY program format was altered from previous pre-COVID years. In order to assess students' growth and potential for regression during the summer period in between ESY and the start of the new school year, data were collected on each of the goals assessed during ESY. The data showed that over 60% of the overall goals that were addressed during ESY continued to be met when school reconvened in the Fall. When the goals were assessed again in September, over 70% of the goals were either maintained or met after 3 weeks of instruction. Going forward, Special Education staff will monitor regression and recoupment annually to guide ESY recommendations.