Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - October 22nd, 2020


  • 10/21- District DPTO Meeting at 6pm
  • 10/22- District Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting- Virtual 6pm
  • 10/26- District Business Services Committee Meeting at 5:30pm
  • 11/3- Election Day(No School-No Students In Attendance)

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AM Session-

8:00am -10:15am

PM-Session -


1st thru 5th Grades-


Our School Office is open from 7:00am until 3:30pm on school days.

Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent at 331-228-2700. Please spell your students first and last name or their student id number when you leave a message. If you are emailing the teacher as well please indicate students first and last name.


Please certify each child online every morning prior to 7:30am by filling out out the online form. Please know that you do not need to print out the "PASS" it generates. Once certified online sign the luggage tag on the students backpack for that day. Students without online certification are checked and parents called before they can enter the building. Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.


As we have watched the positivity rate for COVID-19 rise in Kane County and surrounding areas, certainly we have seen more and more diagnoses across our community and a total of three in our school. While this is concerning, as we study COVID-19 cases within Norton Creek, we are encouraged to find that there is no evidence at this time of transmissions occurring at school. Social distancing, consistent mask-wearing, and routine handwashing and sanitizing along with Roger's hourly disinfection, and night crew's cleaning are all doing exactly what we expected and need them to do - keep our Eagles, staff, and families safe at Norton Creek.

Here are a few points to remember as we move ahead together:

  • Please, remember to certify your Eagles online and fill out their tags every morning before coming to school.
  • Please, have a stash of well-fitting masks for your Eagle that they can wear each day.
  • Please, remember to ask your Eagle to give you their masks to be washed regularly so he or she is always wearing a clean mask.

Thank you so much for all of your continued efforts to keep Norton Creek a safe and healthy place!

I have one more request, but it doesn't have much to do with COVID-19. Please, remind your Eagle to charge his or her iPad or Chromebook each night so they have a fully charged device the next day at school. We only have three loaners in the LRC which are only to be used when students' devices aren't working properly. Thank you for your help with this matter too!

The weather may not be great today or this weekend, but we can still find ways to enjoy ourselves. Read a book as a family, watch a movie on Disney+, or take in the World Series. However you like to spend time together, I hope you enjoy yourselves! Have a wonderful weekend!


Message from Health Office to Families

Health Office Contact Information

If a family needs to contact the school nurse with a doctor's note to return to school or has a question, please contact us at:

Brittany Jensen (Certified School Nurse) -

Cathy Leone (RISE RN) -

Sumana Parveen (RN) -

Virginia Wicinski (RN) -

Policy Regarding if a Member of a Student's Household is symptomatic without diagnostic testing or clinical evaluation.

If an individual in a student's home is experiencing COVID like symptoms and has not received a COVID test or has not been evaluated by a health care provider then household members (any person living in the home e.g. siblings that attend any D303 school, parents) are to quarantine.

COVID-like symptoms include: Fever (100.4° F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain from an unknown cause, new congestion/runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches. Medical Evaluation and Testing are Strongly Recommended for ALL persons with COVID-Like Symptoms.

Students will be able to return to school when:

  • If a COVID test is completed for the family member and test results are negative, the students in the family may return to school.
  • If the symptomatic family member is evaluated by his/her doctor and an alternative diagnosis is given to the family member, the students in the family may return to school.
  • If no COVID testing or no evaluation by a healthcare provider of the symptomatic family member, the family member will need to stay home 10 calendar days from onset of symptoms and ALL children in the family will need to stay home 14 calendar days from the onset of symptoms.
  • If the symptomatic family member tests positive for COVID-19, the symptomatic family will stay home for 10 calendar days and need a release from isolation letter from the health department. All children in the family will need to stay home for 14 days and will need a release from quarantine letter from their local health department.

If a family needs a release letter from the local health department, here are the contact numbers for the health department. The department you contact will depend on where you live.

Kane County: 630 -208-3801

Dupage County :(630) 682-7400


Please see the below guidelines for Halloween Celebrations this year at Norton Creek

  • Students will come dressed in costume to school that day
  • Costumes must be school appropriate with no blood, gore, weapons, or face masks
  • Halloween masks are not allowed - only our typical masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • There will be no food allowed for parties.


On the rare occasion that there will be a change to your student(s)' after school dismissal (i.e. bus), please send an email by 10:00 a.m. on the day of said change to:

Your student(s)' teacher and your student(s)' bus supervisor

Thank you for your assistance.

Band Spirit Wear!

Order your band spirit wear! Please click on the link below for more details.



Last year's Running Eagles!! Trophy pick up is THIS Sunday, 10/25 at Coach Laura’s house. (Please see email she sent the group for details)

We wanted to send a friendly reminder that registration is open for this year's Virtual Wellness Club. You can register at

Our initiative is about integrating healthy food choices, fitness and happiness. The goal is to educate Norton Creek students, so they make better choices which will also improve academic performance. We will be offering (2) culinary classes with Chef Lisa Heim on Zoom and a new “Running Eagles” virtual program. We will provide the members with (1) fitness tracker so they can track their steps and report totals weekly. We utilize a running application called Active 4 Me Running Club that will be able to allow the kids to enter other activity challenges that will convert to laps/miles too. This application also sends personalized reports so they can keep track of their miles earned. This will make it a lot more fun during the winter when we can assign indoor activity challenges and offer a couple Zoom Yoga classes too. We will still offer small prizes along the way to keep them motivated as well as the end of the year participation medals/trophies based on total miles for the season. There will be a one-time fee of $50.00. *Please note if the school district allows in-person clubs again this school year, we will start meeting again bi-weekly after school.


Our Fall book fair is still going on THIS week and ends Friday, October 23rd. See the flyer below for the link and instructions. A flyer will also be sent home with the youngest sibling! The book sales this year will help our PTO and earn money for our school! A HUGE thank you to our library staff and teachers for getting these books sent home once they arrive at school.


Eagles eat out night is THIS Saturday at Chipotle!! See the flyer below for more information!


Be on the lookout next week for information on how to order spirit wear! Thank you to Brad Steinhauser for working with our vendor to get your eagle-wear!


Did you know that we have a hard working parent volunteer that gathers photos all year long to compile in our Norton Creek Yearbook? Did you capture some great snaps of a virtual meeting or pumpkin decorating? If you have any photos of our Eagles that you would like to share, please email them to us! For easy identification, please note the date and event in your email. Thank you!


Please send an email to Corinne Robbins-Jones (our fabulous Treasurer, email above) to inquire about ordering masks. More fun prints are to come if the demand is there!! Thank you ALWAYS to the extremely talented eagle parent, Kelly Moore, who is behind the scenes sewing away for us!!

Finally, through all of this, we must acknowledge our caring Principal, Tony White and amazing office staff Theresa Mastrangeli and Dena Pacione. It takes a great team to help a school thrive and we are happy to be a part of it.

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Illinois Department of Health Definition of Close Contact

Who is a close contact?

A close contact is anyone (with or without a face covering) who was within 6 feet of a confirmed case of COVID-19 (with or without a face covering), for at least 15 minutes throughout the course of a day. The period of close contact begins 2 calendar days before the onset of symptoms (for a symptomatic person)
or 2 calendar days before the positive sample was obtained (for an asymptomatic person). If the case was symptomatic (e.g., coughing, sneezing), persons with briefer periods of exposure may also be considered contacts. Close contacts to a confirmed case of COVID-19 are required to remain in quarantine at home for 14 calendar days starting from the last day of contact with the confirmed case.


District 303 has specific guidelines on acceptable face coverings while at school.Please click on the link below to read these guidelines.



1st Grade: 11:30-11:50

2nd Grade:11:05-11:25

3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40

4th Grade: 10:40-11:00

5th Grade: 11:55-12:15

If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Thank You!


Click on the button for lunch menu.

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District 303 is now offering the opportunity for kindergarten students to order a meal that can be taken home after school. Students will choose items from a menu that will be ordered by their classroom teacher. The meals will be brought to the classroom 15 minutes prior to dismissal. Meals that students select are free of charge as part of the Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that has been extended through December 31, 2020.

Los estudiantes de kindergarten ahora tienen acceso a comidas preparadas para llevar

El Distrito 303 ahora les ofrece a los estudiantes de kindergarten la oportunidad de ordenar una comida que puede llevarse a casa después de la escuela. Los estudiantes pueden elegir de un menú y su maestro(a) tomará la orden. Las comidas se llevarán a los salones 15 minutos antes de la hora de salida de clases. Las comidas que los estudiantes seleccionan son gratuitas como parte del Programa Federal de Servicios Alimenticios del Verano (SFSP por sus siglas en inglés) que se ha extendido hasta el 31 de diciembre del 2020.

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Attendance Policy

Please see the district policy on attendance. More information can be found in the student handbook in the link below.