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First Days of School

Mark your calendar for the first day of the 22/23 school year:

  • Tues, Sept 6, 2022 - First day for 1st-8th graders
  • Wed, Sept 7, 2022 - First day for kindergarteners
  • Tues, Sept 13, 2022 - First day for preschoolers

School Supplies - Sales Tax Holiday

Illinois' 10-day sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 5, cutting the state's sales tax rate by five percentage points on certain school supplies and some clothing.

That means for every $100 you spend, you'll pay $5 less in sales tax through Aug. 14.

You can view the school supply list on the District website at: on the Registration webpage.

D33 Mobile App - Stay connected on the go!

The D33 app can be used as a one-stop location to access information about the district, and parents can view specific details about their children, such as:

  • grades
  • bus routes
  • class schedules
  • teachers

Parents must use a login and password to view information specific to their child(ren), such as bus routes, teachers, attendance, etc. Please complete this form to request your Login and Password for the D33 Mobile App.

Visit our website for more information and tutorials.

Class Schedule and Teacher Information

Class schedules and teacher information will be available on the D33 mobile app near the end of August. Parents will be notified of the date this information will be available via phone, email, and text messages.
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The Board of Education would like to recognize individuals of the district 33 community - which includes all staff members, students, bus drivers, parents/guardians, and guardians - for actions that build a positive culture and climate in District 33.

This "shout-out" will take place at Board meetings as an agenda item called "Board Salute" and become part of the official minutes.

If you know someone who deserves a "Board Salute," please complete this form.

To read more about Board Salutes, visit the website.

Board Salutes - August 4, 2022

This Board Salute goes out to Dr. Will Dwyer, Principal; WCCHS D94 Administration and custodial team;

“As the District 33 administrative team was planning for summer school opportunities for our students in late spring, we became concerned with the challenges of providing the appropriate learning environment for our students, given the construction work occurring in all of the D33 schools over the summer. Without hesitation, Dr. Will Dwyer offered classroom and office spaces at West Chicago High School. This collaboration provided D33 students with a positive learning environment while also experiencing the life of a “high school student.” As we completed our summer school program on July 29, we would like to thank the D94 administration and their custodial staff for warmly welcoming our students and staff. We greatly appreciate their hospitality and look forward to continuing this partnership!”

~ Dr. Gloria Trejo, Assistant Supt for Teaching and Learning

July 14, 2022

This Board Salute goes out to Al Murphy, Murphy's Ace Hardware, Community Member

“Big Al always goes above and beyond for Wegner School. Most recently he donated a tent/canopy to Wegner for us to use at our outdoor events like field days and high-interest day.”

~ Paul Shankle, Wegner School, Custodian

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New Community School Administrator

We are excited to welcome Ms. Tiffany Posey, the new Community School Administrator for District 33. Ms. Posy most recently served as the Family Engagement Coordinator for Chicago Public Schools working with the Office of Early Childhood. In this role, she supported just over 30 schools and their pre-K programs in her network, with their Community & family engagement efforts for Early Childhood families.

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New Leman Middle School AP

We are excited to share that the Board has approved Mr. Matthew Mordini of Education as the new assistant Principal at Leman Middle School. Mr. Mordini will replace the vacancy left by Ms. Amie Correa, who is now principal at Gary School.

Over the past year, he has had the pleasure of serving as the 7th grade Dean of Students at Leman Middle School, which allowed him to build strong connections with the Leman students, teachers, & West Chicago community. He is passionate about utilizing the power of positive relationships & restorative practices to foster productive, safe, & positive environments for teaching and learning.

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Resources for COVID Tests

COVID testing will no longer be available in the district. If you need free tests or testing that does not require insurance, please use the following resources as needed:

Community Free COVID-19 Testing (insurance not required):

Alternative resources for uninsured individuals who need COVID-19 services or other health care coverage (from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRA)):

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Healthy West Chicago - 5K Fun Run

Join us for our 5th Annual Healthy West Chicago 5K Fun Run Fundraiser on August 20-21, 2022, both Virtually and Live! REGISTER NOW!!!!!

1 Mile Youth Fun Run for only $5.00!

All participants in the 1 Mile Fun Run get a Finisher's Ribbon. 1 Mile Fun Run is for ages 10 & under.

Live Race is on AUGUST 20. The Race will start and finish at Reed Keppler Park at 7:30 a.m. by the ARC Center. The Race is on the certified course on the beautiful Prairie Path! Registration will be near Zone250 at Reed-Keppler Park, west of the ARC Center.

Virtual Race is AUGUST 20-21. You can complete your virtual run anytime that weekend! Virtual participants are not eligible for age group awards.

Raffle prizes all registrants could win on race day:

  • Turtle Splash admission pass pack
  • Two $25 gift cards to Dick Pond Athletics
  • Two gift cards to The Slice Spot for a Large Pizza
  • ONE YEAR fitness membership at the ARC Center
  • Two $25 gift cards to The Kitchen Table for kids cooking class or catering

*Even if you don't win a raffle prize, you will still receive a 5K race bag and a race day t-shirt!*

Registration & Fee Structure:

  • 5K Run/Walk Adult (18 and older): $30.00
  • Resident 5K Run/Walk Adult: $25.00
  • 5K Run/Walk Student (17 and under) $10.00
  • 1 Mile Youth Run (10 and under) $5.00

AWARDS: A trophy will be distributed to one overall male/female winner for the 5K and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals (male/female winner) in each age category.

All 1-mile runners will receive a finisher ribbon!

Volunteer Information:

We are also looking for volunteers to assist with packet pick-up and race day duties. I have attached a flyer.

Register as a volunteer: Volunteer Registration Link or Email:

West Chicago Elementary School District 33