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June 19, 2020

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Welcome to your Celebration Ceremony!

Welcome to your Virtual Celebration Ceremony! The ceremony and link will go live on Sunday, June 28 at 3:00 PM.

Diploma Packet Pickup Information

In preparation for the virtual graduation ceremony on June 28, we are providing an opportunity for students to drive through to pick up their diploma packets. Graduates may drive through between 1:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 23.

If you have items that need to be returned to the school you may drop them off between 8:00 AM-2:00 PM on Monday, June 22. Please make sure you have completed the senior checklist and resolve any outstanding financial obligations through PushCoin prior to picking up the diploma package.

As part of the pick-up process, we are opening the stadium and displaying Congratulations Class of 2020 on the scoreboard so that someone from your family can take your photo. Should you choose to participate in a photo opportunity on the field, please adhere to social distancing guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

We recommend that you come during the following times to provide as efficient a pick-up process as possible for everyone. However, should this time not work for you, you are welcome to come at any time between 1:00-7:00 PM. Please see the travel directions below.

Recommended Times:

1:00-2:00 PM A-C

2:00-3:00 PM D-G

3:00-4:00 PM H-K

4:00-5:00 PM L-N

5:00-6:00 PM O-S

6:00-7:00 PM T-Z

If you are unable to pick up your diploma package, it will be mailed to you during the following week.

Travel Directions:

Students should enter the North High School campus from Red Gate Road and drive south through the drop off lane towards the auditorium. Each vehicle should display the student’s first and last name on a full-sized piece of paper on the passenger side of the front window. The diploma package will either be handed through the passenger side window of the vehicle or placed in the trunk, depending upon preference. Students wishing to take a photo in the stadium will turn right by the auditorium and park behind the school, near the cafeteria, to enter the stadium on the south end. Those not wishing to take a photo will exit the school parking lot at either the Route 31 or Red Gate Road.

Parent & Guardian Information

Please check your student's PushCoin account prior to the diploma packet pickup on Tuesday, June 23. Diploma packets cannot be released until items are returned or financial obligations are met. If you have any questions, please call the main office at 331-228-4400 or email the business office at wendy.sedwick@d303.org. Thank you.

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

Please click here for information on registration and materials pick up for the upcoming school year. Currently, the only fees that can be paid on PushCoin are registration fees. Additional fees will be added later this summer.

District 303 Information

The uncertainty surrounding young adults during this health crisis has led to increased fears and anxiety. The attached resource supports developing an understanding of what anxiety is AND what can be done to manage it. If your student is challenged by anxiety or you have noticed an increase in anxious behaviors, Dr. Green's self-paced and selected course may be beneficial. If you have any questions on the information provided or are seeking additional support for yourself or child, please contact Patti Palagi, Director Instructional Interventions at patti.palagi@d303.org or 331-228-6457.


District 303 grab and go meal service will operate on Mondays and Thursdays only. Students will receive three meals on Mondays and two meals on Thursdays. Please refer to the list below for specific locations and times of service.

Thompson Middle School, 705 W. Main Street

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday and Thursday

Anderson Elementary School, 35W071 Villa Marie Rd.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday and Thursday

Wasco Elementary School, 4N782 School Street, Wasco

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Monday and Thursday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the front of the school.

Cumberland Green Cooperative (1798 Cumberland Green-Office Lot near court #1)

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday and Thursday

A District bus will deliver meals to the office parking lot at 1798 Cumberland.

Prairie Point Apartments, 1820 Wessel Court

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.- Monday and Thursday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the park facing the road at the front entrance (Entrance nearest to Randall Road).

The Crossings, 1690 Covington

10:40 - 11:10 a.m. - Monday and Thursday.

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the area near the clubhouse.

St. Charles Place, 15th Street and Indiana

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday and Thursday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to an area in front of the apartment complex.

As we progress through the summer, we will send families additional information and reminders about the district’s meal service program. Please click here for more community meal resources.

We have compiled links to additional resources both at the national and state levels that will provide you with the most up to date information available.

Dig Deeper! Read, Investigate, and Discover with the St. Charles Public Library

Summer Reading is almost here! The St. Charles Public Library District invites children to read a little bit every day to keep up their reading skills outside of the school year. They can pick up a book in any format, print or digital, and they can read or be read to. If a child reads 20 minutes each weekday for the ten weeks of the program, he or she will reach 1000 minutes by August 2!

Starting May 26, visit our website or scpld.readsquared.com to sign up and start logging minutes online. Kids receive a virtual badge for every 100 minutes logged! Complete an online mission each week and earn additional minutes.

At 1000 minutes, kids are eligible for a book prize and an entry in our Grand Prize Drawing. There will be five gift baskets in the drawing- each focused on a different area: Reading, Science, Art, Video Games, and Legos.

Additionally, we are excited to announce that the St. Charles Public Library will be offering library cards to all District 303 students! Every student who attends a District 303 school will be eligible to get their own library card. Parents will opt-in for a student card when they do online registration. Please note that only students will be able to get a library card. Parents, or other family members who do not attend school are ineligible to receive a card.

A library card will give you access to all our ebooks and eresources while our public space is closed. You can access all the information on what we have available at scpld.org/ebooks.

We are so excited to offer this invaluable resource to our students in District 303. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Stulgate, 630-549-8971.

Dig Deeper! Summer Reading 2020
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