From the Lion's Den

York Center Family News 5/24

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Dear York Center Families,

I can't believe that it is the last week of the 2020- 2021 school year! It has been exceptional in so many ways. Thank you for all that you've done to work with us through this school year. The York Center staff and I frequently discuss the gratitude that we have for our families. We are so fortunate to be a part of a strong, hardworking, and kind community. We see the perseverance, resilience, and understanding that you are modeling at home reflected in how our Lions approach every day and every new change and challenge. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

We are eagerly preparing for the school year next year with the guidelines we have. As we all know, it's impossible to predict the future. Whatever comes our way, we will get through it together!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Andrea Derdenger, Principal

Important Dates:

5/26: Third Grade PBIS Celebration

5/27: Band and Orchestra Instrument Demonstration

5/27: Fourth and Fifth Grade PBIS Celebrations

5/28: Last Day of School- Dismissal 11:15 am

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the school year is coming to an end, the District would like to provide you with a quick update on Chromebooks and Hotspots. Thank you for your continued support of technology use in our District. We used our devices more than ever this past year and we appreciate all that you did to keep our students learning remotely.


Returning D45 students will keep district issued Chromebooks over the summer.

  • The Chromebook should be ready for use on the first day of the 2021-2022 school year and this Chromebook Summer Care provides the information on what needs to be done.
  • We encourage our students to limit time on screens during the summer. All Chromebook activity will continue to be filtered and logged. However, the District will not be actively monitoring the activity until school resumes.
  • If your family is moving or will not be attending a D45 school in the fall, contact your school office to make arrangements to turn in the device and charger.
  • Students with Chromebook issues should turn their device in for repair over the summer. The device will be returned at the beginning of school in August.
  • If the Chromebook needs repair, please contact technology by emailing, calling (630) 516-7575, or texting (630) 454-7745. Chromebook loaners will not be provided during the summer.

Eighth grade students need to turn in their district issued Chromebooks and chargers to their school on the last day of 8th grade attendance. Remote 8th grade students should bring their Chromebooks and chargers to their promotional exercise at their school.


All hotspots need to be returned by the end of this school year. Please either drop the device and charger off at the school’s front office, the District 45 Administration Office, or have your child deliver the device to their teacher directly.


Mike Pinney
Chief Information Officer

Library Books & Chromebooks

All library books should be returned by TOMORROW! Remote students can bring them to the office or leave books in the plastic bin outside of the office.

If students have moved or do not want to keep their Chromebooks during the summer they can be returned on the last day of school 5/28 in the office.

If a student has a tech issue over the summer, they can drop off their device at Central Office for repair however will not be issued a loaner.

Check out Mrs. Schwarz's Virtual Library!

Lunch/ Recess Supervisors for 2021-2022 School Year

We are looking for people to assist with student supervision during our lunch and recess times at York Center for the next school year. It is a paid position.

Click HERE to apply to be a lunch/ recess supervisor for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Hours will be approximately 11:00 am- 12:45 pm.

Daily Symptom Screening for In-person Students

Parents and Guardians should perform the following symptom screening each day with their child.

  • Does your child have a temperature equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit/38 degrees Celsius or any currently known symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Do they have fever or chills?

  • Do they have a cough?

  • Do they have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

  • Do they have fatigue?

  • Do they have muscle or body aches?

  • Do they have a headache?

  • Do they have new loss of taste or smell?

  • Do they have a sore throat?

  • Do they have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do they have diarrhea?

  • Have they had close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19?

If the answer to any of the above questions is YES, please keep your child home from school and call 630-516-7829.


If your child is unable to attend or will be late, call the York Center attendance line before their absence. (630) 516-7829

Thank you for helping to make sure your child logs on at 8:15 am every morning or arrives at school by 8:05 am and continues learning in the chosen model throughout the day. The school day ends at 2:30.

Thank you for your support and reminders at home!

Attendance for last week:

3rd- 98%

4th- 96%

5th- 96%

Daily Announcements

Here are the announcements from last week. Students access these announcements daily in Mrs. Derdenger's Google Classroom!

Monday 5/17

Tuesday 5/18

Wednesday 5/19

Thursday 5/20

Friday 5/21

Books from Wipro

Every child was able to select another book from our generous donation from Wipro. In-person students and students who came in for testing were able to pick up their books at York Center during the past two weeks.

If your child is learning remotely and you have not picked up their book, it is available in the office.

Meal Pick-up at Jackson or Jefferson only

Meal pickup will be available for families from all District 45 schools each Wednesday at Jefferson (Door #17) and Jackson (Door #5) between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Lunch and breakfast for seven days will be bagged together.

District 45 will serve meals to all children 18 and under. Children do not have to attend a District 45 school to receive a meal. Only one pick-up per student will be allowed.

Signs will be posted at each school to identify the location for pick-up. Face coverings must be worn and social distancing must be practiced while out of vehicles and standing in line for meals.

Summer Meal Service Update

District 45 would like to provide our families with a Summer Meal Service Update. Starting on June 2, 2021, D45’s meal service hours will change. Every Wednesday, families can visit Jefferson Middle School or Jackson Middle School between 9 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to receive 7 days of meals, including breakfast and lunch. Note, there will be no meal service on July 7. Because of this, 14 meals will be provided on June 30.

District 45 will serve meals to all children 18 and under. Children do not have to attend a District 45 school to receive a meal. Only one pick-up per student will be allowed.

Summer Meal Service Dates

  • June 2 - 7 days of meals will be provided

  • June 9 - 7 days of meals will be provided

  • June 16 - 7 days of meals will be provided

  • June 23 - 7 days of meals will be provided

  • June 30 - 14 days of meals will be provided

  • July 7 - No meal service

  • July 14 - 7 days of meals will be provided

  • July 21 - 7 days of meals will be provided

  • July 28 (Last day of Summer Meal Service) - 14 days of meals will be provided

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the District 45 Central Office, (630) 516-7700.

D45 COVID-18 Dashboard

District 45 recently published an online COVID-19 Dashboard. This dashboard is intended to serve as a point of reference for families and staff to see the impact COVID-19 is having on our district community. This dashboard provides insights on:
  • Current weekly positive cases for staff and students
  • Total positive cases for staff and students
  • Current weekly quarantines for staff and students
  • Total quarantines for staff and students
  • Total in-district transmissions for staff and students
  • Current DuPage County school metrics guidance
  • DuPage County and Villa Park Metrics over time

The data is updated on a weekly basis. For the most current data, please visit the source links provided on the dashboard.

View Dashboard

Technology Support

If you need support with your device, please contact:

Physicals for 2021-2022 6th Graders

All incoming 6th graders must have a new physical for 6th grade entry.

Please take the physical form with you to your doctor. The form is from the State of Illinois Department of Human Services – be sure this is the one your doctor uses – old physical forms will not be accepted. Check to be sure all immunizations are completed and have your doctor sign and date before you leave the office. All students starting 6th grade must have had one Tdap, 2 Varicella, 2 MMR, one Meningococcal immunization and completed their Hepatitis B series.

As a reminder, the Health History is a part of the student physical, be sure to have this section completed and signed by a parent.

***Make your summer care-free and turn in the physical to the elementary school before the end of this school year!

Please feel free to call if you have any questions at 630-516-7829.

Thank you,

Alina Stevens

Health Office – York Center School

Todos los estudiantes entrando al 6° grado deberán tener un nuevo examen físico.

Por favor lleve la forma adjunta para el examen físico a su doctor. La forma es del Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Estado de Illinois – esté seguro que esta es la forma que su doctor use – antiguas formas de examen físico no serán aceptadas. Verifique para estar seguro que todas las inmunizaciones son completas y pida a su doctor que firme y ponga la fecha antes de irse de la oficina. Todos los estudiantes que comienzan el 6° grado deben haber tenido las siguientes inmunizaciones, un Tdap, 2 Varicela, 2 MMR, una Meningocócica y tener completada la serie de Hepatitis B.

Como un recordatorio, el Historial Médico es una parte del examen físico del estudiante, esté seguro de tener esta sección completada y firmada por un padre.

*** ¡Haga su verano libre de preocupaciones y entregue el examen físico a la escuela elemental antes del final de este año escolar!

Por favor llame si usted tiene alguna pregunta al 630-516-7829


Alina Stevens

Oficina de Salud – Escuela York Center

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Community Resources

York Community Resource Center- Summer Program

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