Parent Update

Empowering Students: Engaging, Supporting, Succeeding

March 6, 2023

What's Happening in March:

March 5 - 11 National School Social Work Week! Take a moment to acknowledge and recognize the impactful work social workers do to support students, families, and their communities. CLICK HERE to "Share A Smile" with them!

March 6 (6:30pm), Monday - Board of Education Public Forum/Submit Questions/Comments Here prior to the Forum.

March 7 - 8, Tuesday/Wednesday - Aramark Job Fair: Text “OSWEHIRING” to 63000 to schedule a 1-on-1 interview! CLICK HERE for more information

March 9 (5-6:30pm), Thursday - NEED GROCERIES? Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry @ Long Beach Elementary School

March 13 (6:15pm), Monday - Amplify Your Voices: Student Forum - Meet the School Board Candidates at Traughber Junior High School, Cafeteria (doors open @ 5:30pm)

March 13 (5-8:00pm), Monday - Board Advisory: Policy & Legislative Committee Meeting / DAC

March 15 (6-8:00pm), Wednesday - “I am a Teenager... Talk to Me and Give Me the Strength I Need to Face Bullying” - Presentation in Spanish / OE Community Room / Click Here for more info

March 20 (7:15pm), Monday - Board of Education Meeting @ OE Community Room

Winter Sport Student Recognition / March PRIDE

March 21 (5:30-6:30pm), Tuesday - Board Advisory: Equity Committee Meeting

March 21 (6-7:00pm), Tuesday - Parent University - SAVE THE DATE - More info to Come

March 22, Wednesday - Full-Day Student Attendance - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Flex Hours)

March 22 (6-7:30pm), Wednesday - Community CHAT: Building Strong Relationships with your Children / CLICK HERE to register for the CHAT

March 22 (6-7:30pm), Wednesday - Board Advisory Committee Meeting

March 23, Thursday - Full-Day Student Attendance - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Flex Hours)

March 23, Thursday (5-7pm)- College and Trade Expo in the Cafeteria at Oswego High School

March 23 (4:15-6:15pm), Thursday - Board Advisory: Policy 7 Legislative Committee Meeting

March 23 (6-7:00pm), Thursday - Dual Language Informational Meeting @ East View Academy (Enter Door 1) Click Here for More Information

March 27 - 31 (Monday - Friday), Spring Break

For a complete District Calendar of Events, please click here.

Make-up Date for Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a student starting kindergarten in the fall? Did you miss the registration dates held last month? Another opportunity to register will be held on April 12 from 9:30 - 11:30am and 3:30 - 6:00pm. Information on registering can be found here.

TAKE THE Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Survey consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Select the appropriate survey to begin. To locate all SD 308 schools, choose "Kendall County".


Several area organizations have organized forums (online and in person) to meet the candidates and ask questions. The district is keeping an updated list for parents, staff and community members interested in learning more about the candidates.

A Message from Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin

Hello SD 308 Families,

Tonight our Board of Education will be hosting a public forum event at Plank Junior High School. The event will include members of the Board and our administrative team. In small groups, attendees will discuss with board members ways that they can work together to empower, support, and motivate students to thrive along their unique educational journey. In SD 308, we value the partnership we have between students, parents, and the district. This forum is a great way to strengthen this partnership for our common goal of student success.

On another important note, March is Women’s History Month. This time is set aside to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Several large national resources including The Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and others maintain a website with a plethora of resources to learn and discuss the role of women in history. I encourage you to visit to access these free and useful tools to aid in discussion and learning.

We wish our Oswego East Boys Basketball team GOOD LUCK tonight at 7:30pm as they face Moline High School in the IHSA 4A Super-Sectional at Illinois State University!

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Spanish Storytime

Join the Oswego East High School’s Spanish National Honor Society on Tuesday, March 7th, 6-6:30pm, Oswego Library District, Montgomery Campus, as they lead a Spanish Storytime.

College and Trade Expo

Attention all high school students and parents: Don't miss out on the College and Trade Expo at Oswego High School! This event is designed to help you explore a wide variety of options for your future education and career. Come and meet representatives from local colleges and universities, technical and vocational schools, trade organizations, all branches of the military, and local employers. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, get information, and learn about different programs and pathways.

The College and Trade Expo is taking place on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Oswego High School. Admission is free, so bring your friends and family and get ready to explore your options!

Parent University - Presented by SCRC: March 21, 2023

Finding CALM in the STORM.....3.21.23 (6-7:00pm) Virtual


How do I help my tween / teen navigate the world they live in? Most teens express feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, sadness due to the fast-paced world around them. Learning tools can help with these emotions so they can overcome the challenges they are facing, whether it be with their peers, in school, or in any other social situations they might encounter.

Join us for a discussion with Alysha Millard Certified Life Coach and Teen Coach Practitioner, Founder of Unstoppable you, on how you can help your child overcome obstacles and better advocate for themselves in times of adversity. Learn strategies that will allow your child to gain the skills they so desperately need and want so that they can find calm within their storm.

SpEd Virtual Information Parent Night

April 12, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm - SAVE THE DATE!

The SD308 Special Education Department will host a virtual information parent night focusing on summer recreation program opportunities for children with special needs. This one-hour event will highlight community organizations and the events that are open to the public during the summer months as well as opportunities that are available throughout the year.

Community CHAT: March 22, 2023

Join the CHAT....Wednesday, March 22nd from 6-7:30pm virtually.


"Building Strong Relationships with Your Children"

CHATS are:

  • an opportunity to share stories, experiences, worries, fears, wisdom, and find community and strength together;
  • a safe space to begin opening the lines of communication; and
  • a place of affirmation where we can learn from one another and know that we are not alone.

March's CHAT, "Building Strong Relationships with Your Children" will look at:

  • What do you love/not love about your family?
  • What is your favorite day of the week? and why?
  • When do you feel the most proud to be you?

Aramark Food Service - Job Fair!

Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8. To schedule a 1-on-1 interview, text “OSWEGOHIRING” to 63000. Offers will be made on the spot! CLICK HERE for more information.

Wir machen eine Teilete ~ A Swiss Style Potluck

**NEW DATE** All are welcome!!!! Friday, April 21st, 5:30-7:30 PM at Oswego East High School (Community Room/above Main Entrance) All/each participants MUST register through this form before April 1, 2023. All/each participants MUST bring a Swiss, German, or Austrian dish that will serve 30+ to share! Children 0-5 do NOT need to bring a dish to pass. Please be economical and environmentally friendly. There MUST be a recipe card/handout available so that participants can be aware of allergens and follow their religious guidelines. CLICK HERE for flyer.

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Parenting Program

ACEs will begin a FREE 5-week Parenting Program starting on April 5th from 5-7:00pm. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER. The ACE’s Parenting Program provides parents with education about the effects of toxic stress, how to be trauma informed and build resiliency, how emotional intelligence, mindfulness and your own personal love language can help you better understand yourself, your child and your relationship, self-regulation and coping strategies, practical solutions to parenting issues, brain science and how it is related to trauma, how adverse experiences may be affecting your child’s life, health and behavior and what to do about it.To register, please call We Care at 815-942.6389. FREE CHILDCARE & MEAL PROVIDED.

PROM Dress Giveaway

Saturday, March 18 (9-4pm) at the Batavia Public Library. Hundreds of FREE Dresses will be available and FREE for any student from any district regardless of need. Donations are needed and can be dropped off at the BPL, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia until March 18. Click Here for more information

Our America Hometown Heroes Reads/Library Read-Along

Tuesday, March 14th (10am - 11am) Join together at the Community Foundation of Fox Valley Meeting Room, Santori Library, 101 S. River Street, Aurora, IL, 60506, to join a read-along led by an Aurora Police Officer. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER. Attendees are encouraged to sign up using this LINK.

Annual Youth Symposium

ATTENTION 6-12th Graders -- the Zeta Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., cordially invites YOU to their Annual Youth Symposium on March 11, 2023. Through our partnership with Heart Haven Outreach, students will be empowered through workshops to create solutions impacting their lives and peers. Themed topics include Mental Health, Self-Care, and Discovering Your Identity. The symposium will occur from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm at 201 Canterbury Ln Suite C, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. There is no cost for the event, and students will receive a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration is required. Please see the attached flyer for registration information and distribution to student families. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.


The Board of Education is committed to a search process that is transparent and collaborative. All information related to the search process will be updated on this page and shared in periodic district newsletters.

Share A Smile :)

Send a virtual smile to any staff member at SD308!

COVID-19 Information

  • To report a positive COVID-19 case in a student or staff member, please click here.

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