september 2019

We're already one month in?!

Hello District 25!

There is a lot of important information in this edition of The District 25 Dish so let me get out of your way! Below you will find the following information:

  • Join the District's Cultural Awareness Team
  • Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein's NEW, WEEKEND Open Door dates
  • E-Learning Days
  • Now Hiring - Flexible and daytime work hours
  • Sign-up for the District's emergency text message system
  • 5th & 8th Grade Robert Crown Nights
  • Message from the AH Police Department on traffic patterns

If you have any questions or comments, please email me at

Thank you, and click around, and enjoy!

Adam Harris

Head of Communications and Storytelling

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Join us! We are looking for parents and community members who have an interest in expanding our school district’s impact on our students’ understanding and appreciation for diversity. Arlington Heights School District 25 is fortunate to have a growing student population. We are excited to be in Arlington Heights at a time that we are experiencing growth in our diversity. Currently, students speak 45 languages other than English as their primary language.

District 25 wants to celebrate, honor, and appreciate all of the uniqueness in our student population. We want to teach our students to connect with each other and learn from each other.

If you have ideas on how we can better expose our students to the wonderful diversity around them, please join us for a brainstorming session on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 7:00 pm -8:30 pm at the District Administration Center.

If you would like to continue to receive emails about this team and our work, please submit your information HERE.

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Do you have a question or an idea for Dr. Bein? You are always welcome to email or call her, and you can make an appointment at a time convenient for you. Dr. Bein also hosts Open Door sessions throughout the school year where people can make an appointment or drop by. Typically, these occur one Tuesday per month between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

This year, Dr. Bein is expanding the dates of Open Door to include 4 Saturdays throughout the school year. Feel free to stop by the District Administration Center on any of the following additional dates:

  • Saturday, September 28 (9a-11a)
  • Saturday, December 7 (9a-11a)
  • Saturday, February 8 (9a-11a)
  • Saturday, April 18 (9a-11a)
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Serve your community and earn extra money.

Find a role that gets you home in time for your kids.

  • Food Service Employee
  • Substitute/Guest Teacher
  • Substitute Teaching Assistant
  • Substitute Nurses
  • Substitute Crossing Guards

Visit for hours and pay and to apply!

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Read below for an update on e-learning days in District 25.

This past summer, Governor Pritzker signed a bill that gives Illinois public school districts the opportunity to use E-Learning Days in lieu of Emergency Days. Basically, school districts that go through an approval process can have students and staff work from home on days that we close for snow or inclement weather. Therefore, the days do not need to be made up at the end of the school year.

Currently, most school districts around us are NOT planning to utilize E-Learning Days because there are some requirements that we believe are not beneficial for our students. For example, we must demonstrate that students are engaged in school assignments for 5 hours on an E-Learning Day. That is a lot to expect from our students and families. We, also, must provide support services via electronic means for students who otherwise would get these services directly from a teacher, social worker, etc.

Currently, District 25 is continuing to investigate if E-Learning opportunities would best support our students and staff. If we choose to offer E-Learning Days, we would host a public hearing to seek community input, and ask our Board of Education for approval. Currently, if we need to close school unexpectedly, we would need to make the day up with one of the Emergency Days scheduled in June.

We will share updated information with you if there are any changes to our procedures.

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Windsor - A special ride to school


Officer Rick Veenstra from the Arlington Heights Police Department is the School Resource Officer for each one of our District 25 schools. Officer Veenstra sent us a letter informing us of a couple of safety reminders that will keep traffic moving efficiently and more importantly, keep our kids safe.

For the full letter CLICK HERE.

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Share 25 in District 25
Our teachers teach from a personal place. #d25ItsPersonal has become a way for our teachers and staff to share daily occurrences, and reasons why they do what they do for a living and why it's fulfilling, right here in District 25. Here is a look at a few tweets since the beginning of the school year!
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Robert Crown Parent Information nights.


The upcoming parent night will take place on November 12, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Dunton Administration Building (1200 S. Dunton Ave.) and will inform you on the health and drug prevention education programs (Puberty I- Understanding Changes, Life Begins, and the Science Behind Drugs) your child will experience this year.

Please contact Melanie Zenisek, Science and Social Studies Coordinator, with any questions or concerns at


The upcoming parent night will take place on October 8, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Dunton Administration Building (1200 S. Dunton Ave.) and will inform you on the health and drug prevention education program (Teen Sexual Health) your child will experience this year. The program includes:

  • Fundamentals of the male and female reproductive anatomy

  • The social, emotional, mental and physical development of adolescents

  • The negative consequences of risk taking behaviors including teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections

  • Emphasis on abstinence being the safest and healthiest lifestyle choice

Please contact Melanie Zenisek, Science and Social Studies Coordinator, with any questions or concerns at
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Once a year, Arlington Heights School District 25 is required to publish a notification to all workers, legal guardians and staff that the required asbestos surveys and re-inspections have occurred and the location of the Asbestos Management Plans.

In December 2016, a licensed asbestos inspector/management planner completed the required Three Year Asbestos Re-inspection for all buildings within the district. The next 3-year inspection is scheduled to be completed prior to the end of 2019.

A copy of the AHERA Asbestos Inspection Reports and Management Plans are available for inspection at the Facilities Management Office. For more information please call 847-506-6900.

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School personnel who provide related services to students are required to maintain written logs that contain the service provided, as well as the date and number of minutes administered. These related service logs must be provided to parents/guardians during the student’s annual review IEP meeting and also anytime upon request. These service logs are considered part of a student’s temporary record.

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Ivy Hill - Author Visit - Hi Jack!