June 2022

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A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Families, Staff, and Community Members,

This is my final message to you as Superintendent and as such, I want to express my gratitude for my 12 years in The Winnetka Public Schools. As I look back on my years in the District, I am truly proud of our collaborative efforts to continue to strive for excellence while holding steady to our Progressive values. Our students are inspiring and make the most challenging decisions worthy of the effort. The Winnetka community has a passion for putting children at the center of all that we do, and it has been an honor to ensure that commitment remains steadfast.

To our students, I deeply appreciate being part of your journey through The Winnetka Public Schools. I am inspired by your resilience, particularly this past two years.

To our 2022 graduates, you are making a meaningful difference in the world as you move forward from the District. Know your voice matters and use it wisely.

To our teachers and staff, thank you for your daily dedication. You are the heart of the District, making each day in the classroom an opportunity for students to connect, learn and grow; ensuring our buildings are clean and safe; and supporting the important work of our District and schools.

To our administrators, thank you for your leadership and unwavering devotion to serving our staff, families and students, especially in the most challenging moments.

To our community, thank you for entrusting me with the leadership role of Superintendent over the past eight years. We have made incredible strides due to our collective efforts.

As I pass the baton to Dr. Tess as your new Superintendent, I know you are in competent hands. Our educators, administrative team and Board are eager to continue the work outlined in our Strategic Plan and our Portrait of a Graduate. Thank you for your support, encouragement, and wisdom. It has been an honor to serve as your Superintendent.


Dr. Trisha Kocanda


School Board Meeting on June 14, 2022

School Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The next School Board meeting will be held at The Skokie School on June 14, 2022. The Regular Meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. In-person seating for the public is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following presentations are on the agenda:

  1. Preliminary FY 2023 Budget

  2. Year-End District Improvement Plan

To observe via Zoom:


Passcode: 353337

Or Telephone: 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 880 9070 7037

Passcode: 353337

The meeting will include an opportunity for in-person public comment. Please note, the Board will be following policy 2:230 and limit public comment to three minutes - however, if there is a high volume of public comment, the Board may need to limit the amount of time dedicated to public comment in order to efficiently conduct business. Community members can send communications to board members at board@winnetka36.org which will be individually reviewed by each board member prior to the meeting.

Important Health Forms for 2022-2023

Please see this important information regarding Health Forms for the 2022-2023 School year.

2022-2023 Online Registration for New and Returning Students is Now Open

Please register early! Parents are asked to complete registration at their earliest convenience to help inform planning for the 2022-2023 school year.

Registration information for next year was sent via regular mail and email. You may contact District Registrar, Carolin Huh, at 847-446-9400 or carolinhuh@winnetka36.org, if you have any registration questions, or did not receive notification.

Parent Education Sessions from District Partner Family Action Network (FAN):

For upcoming events, access FAN’s website here.