Coyote Tales

August 18, 2022

Corron Mission Statement

Corron is a safe, warm and inviting community where all are valued and empowered. We celebrate growth. Clear evidence highlights the impact we have academically, socially and emotionally.

From the Principal

Last Thursday Corron students and staff participated in an all-school assembly and buddy activity for the introduction of our fourth expectation of “Be You”. Our message focused on finding the confidence to be yourself and to accept others for who they are. We talked about sharing and celebrating our differences with each other, using the book Be You by Peter H. Reynolds to deliver that message. Students then enjoyed time with their buddy classrooms engaging in a morning meeting focused on our new expectation of “Be You”. Our staff is excited to see where our students go with this new focus!

Chris Balaskovits

Smartwatches and Phones

Technology can be a wonderful way to keep in touch with family members. However, smartwatches and phones can become quite disruptive to the learning environment when parents are contacting their children throughout the day (and vice versa). The Elementary School Handbook contains the following language:

Students are extended the privilege of possessing phones/smartwatches on school grounds;

however, their use is limited to after-school dismissal and non-school days. These devices must be in the off position, or not used once the student arrives on campus until the end of the school day.

Teachers will be requesting that students leave their watches and phones in backpacks or another class designated place each day when they enter the classroom so that learning can continue uninterrupted.

Lunch Deliveries

Please refrain from delivering lunches to school for your child unless it is an emergency situation. Our office is busy throughout the day with students coming in, staff needs and phone calls. It can be challenging to keep up with answering the door to collect lunches as well. Thank you!!


We love to celebrate birthdays at Corron. Your child’s birthday will be announced on our morning announcements on the day of their birthday or before the weekend/summer. We do not allow in food for birthday celebrations so please do not send them to school or drop them off. If you would like to send in non-edible treats (such as a pencil or other non food item) that is fine.

Arrival and dismissal procedures

Daily Arrival: Students will be able to enter the building through 2 locations this year. These locations are the front door (#1) and the door by the back playground (#8). Families can choose the drop off location that works best for them. Students will be allowed to enter the building at 7:45 and will head down to their classrooms at that point. There will be adult assistance for the first few weeks for students who need help finding their way. Supervision will begin at 7:45, so please do not drop off your child before that time.

  • Front parking lot: this will continue to be a drive up area where parents remain in their cars and drop students off in the unloading zone. The bus circle is reserved for buses only.

  • Back of building: Parents are allowed to park in the Park District lot and walk their child to the sidewalk. There is no drive up lane to drop and go, as this causes unsafe conditions.

Daily Pick Up: Our Kindergarten classes will be exiting at the front of the building. All other grade levels will have a choice of exiting through doors 1, 8, or 23 (south side by the field). Parents can meet their children near any of these areas. For our K-2 students, please let your child’s teacher know how your child will be getting home and/or who will be picking them up. If you need to change your child’s plans for dismissal, please email the teacher and then call the office so we can ensure that we know about the change.

Pick up is at 3:00 - there is no after-school supervision provided once dismissal ends.

There are no dogs allowed on school property during drop-off or pick up.

D303 Social Work Department Information

In D303, we value the opportunity to provide a community of care and support to our families, especially those faced with financial hardship.

If your family is currently experiencing a significant financial need, our community partnerships have several supports available for families, including school clothes/shoes, winter coats/accessories, school supplies, toiletries, holiday meals, and/or holiday gifts. If you would like to be considered for any of these supports, please complete the Family Resource Form by August 26, 2022.

En D303, valoramos la oportunidad de proveer una comunidad de cuidado y apoyo a nuestras familias, especialmente a aquellas que enfrentan dificultades financieras.

Si su familia está experimentando actualmente una necesidad financiera significativa, nuestras asociaciones comunitarias tienen varios apoyos disponibles para las familias, incluyendo: ropa/calzado para la escuela, abrigos/accesorios de invierno, materiales escolares, artículos de aseo personal, comidas para los días festivos, y/o regalos para navidad. Si desea que se le tenga en cuenta para cualquiera de estas ayudas, por favor, rellene este formulario. Para ser considerado, es fundamental que complete esta encuesta a más tardar el viernes 26 de agosto.

Open House

In lieu of Curriculum Night, all D303 elementary schools will be hosting an Open House for families. Corron’s event will be held on Monday, September 12th. Parents and students will be invited in to tour the school and see their classrooms. The event will be held in the evening, with families with last name’s A-L coming from 6:00 - 6:30 and M-Z coming from 6:45 - 7:15. Our staff will share more information as the date approaches.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, August 31

1st Early Release Day for Elementary at 2:10 PM

Friday, September 2


Monday, September 5

Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Monday, September 12

Corron Open House

6:00-6:30 PM for families with last name's A-L

6:45-7:15 PM for families with last name's M-Z

School Board Meeting at Haines Center - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, September 27

School Picture Day

Health Office Contact Information

Any concerns or paperwork that needs to be turned into the Health Office can be sent to this updated email address:
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Organic Life seeking candidates:

Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2022-2023 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or for more information.

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