Salt Creek Connection

Newsletter for the Families of Salt Creek District 48

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Dear Salt Creek District 48 Families,

It was such a pleasure to meet many of you at the FTC School Supply Pickup yesterday! I can tell that so many of our students and you, the families, are just about ready for school to start. Yesterday was the first day we opened the buildings for our staff so they could start returning to set up their classrooms. Our custodians and maintenance crews worked very hard to ensure everything is clean and ready for the school year. It is great to see the schools buzzing again with our staff members! Believe it or not, we eagerly anticipate our students' return. The partnership between home and school is integral to your child's success, and we are committed to fostering and nurturing this connection. Together, we can create an environment that supports and empowers our students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. One of our goals this year is to increase the collaboration between parents, teachers, and the community, as we believe this is the cornerstone of a well-rounded education. We plan to send this district-wide newsletter at least once per month, and our schools will continue to send you their newsletters weekly. On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire District 48 staff, we look forward to working closely with you to ensure a positive and fulfilling learning experience for every student. Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education.

Dr. Amy M. Zaher


Back to School Information

We are so excited to meet our students! We will send a packet of information on Monday, August 14th, via USPS mail to your home address which contains information about your child's teacher, school supply list, and other important information.

Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop Off - Tuesday, August 22nd (see times below)

Albright - 1:00 -2:00

Salt Creek -1:30 - 2:30

Swartz - 2:00 -3:00

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 23rd (Kindergarten through 8th Grade)

Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop Off for Preschool - Wednesday, August 23rd (see times below)

AM Classes - 8:15 - 9:15

PM Classes - 12:15-1:15

First Day of School for Preschool - Thursday, August 24th.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with your school's office if you have any additional questions. ☺️

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Fun was had by all at D48's SummerU!

Dr. Chris Martelli, Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Salt Creek 48's SummerU program ran from July 17 - August 3, with 53 students participating. Thank you to our teachers for working hard to find creative ways to engage students with their daily lessons. They also did an excellent job integrating some "fun" into their lessons, which included a lemonade war at the end of the program. We would also like to recognize Mrs. Ross for her hard work as the Principal during SummerU. She managed the day-to-day work of collaborating with staff, communicating with parents, working with transportation, and most importantly, engaging with our students.

Help Wanted!

Dr. Emily Burnett, Director of Student Services & Human Resources

  • Do you know anyone that may want to work a short time during the day? We are looking for a substitute Lunchroom Supervisor at AMS from 10:30-12:00 from August 23 to approximately October 1.
  • Do you only have a few days a week to work? We have the perfect job for you! Stella May Swartz is looking for a lunchroom supervisor on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Salt Creek Primary is in need of a part-time Preschool Assistant in the AM. Please apply here.
  • Albright Middle School is in need of a 1:1 Special Education Teaching Assistant. Please apply here.

If you know someone who would love to help and work in an amazing district, please pass this along!

Sign up and Update your FTC Membership Today!

Sign up and update your Salt Creek 48 Family Teacher Children (FTC) Membership today to receive important information from the FTC organization. District 48 and all of our schools are proud to partner with the FTC to support our schools.

They are planning some fantastic events for the whole family this year. Click the link below to sign up and update your FREE membership today!

The FTC encourages you to publish your information in their secure directory so families can contact each other!

Meet Our New District 48 Administrators!