Corron Mission Statement
From the Principal
We made it to the end of a school year that will definitely go down in the books. Thank you for your patience, feedback and support throughout the year. It truly takes a village, and we have the best here at Corron!
I want to give a shout-out to our Virtual Field Day team. It may not have been a typical Field Day, but it was a memorable one! Thanks goes out to: Mrs. Lambert, Mrs. Simon, Mr. Sterkel, Mrs. Benson, Mrs. William, Mrs. Saldana, and Mrs. Wojcik for organizing the activities throughout the day. Thank you to the staff members that hosted a picnic session: Mrs. Cordt, Mrs. Leonard, Mrs. Schymanski, Ms. Bowser, Miss Hoker, Mrs. King, Mrs. Boyle, Mrs. Wojcik, and Miss Haas. It was so fun to see students both in the virtual meetings and out in the neighborhoods engaging in the planned activities.
I also want to thank everyone for making our pick-up event run smoothly. Out of our 534 bags, we only have a handful left over. Thank you to the teachers for all of their work packing each individual bag, to the many staff members who worked over the 3 days to safely deliver the materials to trunks, and to the families for following our procedures so that things could run smoothly. It was a seamless process!
I wish nothing but the best to all of our Corron families this summer. I hope you are all able to spend time having some fun. Our remote learning links will remain accessible throughout the summer, and students are welcome to access iReady and Happy Numbers to keep up on their skills over the next few months.
I will continue to communicate updates regarding next year as decisions are made. As always, I encourage you to reach out if you have any questions.
Sending good vibes your way!
Friday, May 22
Last day of Remote Learning for 19-20 School Year
HAC closes during the summer months
Third Trimester Report Cards
Third Trimester report cards will be available on Home Access Center on the morning of May 28th. Please be aware that all schools are in uncharted territory when it comes to 3rd trimester report cards. Being that all but three weeks of the final trimester took place in a remote learning platform, proficiency markings and standards reported on will simply look different. Throughout remote learning, all grade levels have focused on essential standards. Therefore, fewer standards may have been assessed in the third trimester, leading to an increase in the number of standards with a marking of “N/A”.
Online Returning Student Registration - DEADLINE is June 5th.
Returning Student Registration for 2020-2021 has moved to an online format that has opened on April 27. In years past, parents completed the necessary paperwork in paper format. This year, all acknowledgments and authorizations are contained in a single electronic, online registration form that will be easily accessible from most electronic devices (computer, Chromebook, and Smartphones). D303 Parent Guide to Online Registration
Beginning April 27, parents can sign into the Returning Student Online Registration form using their Home Access Center (HAC) credentials, select individual students, and complete their registration. The form will be located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website.
Registration fees for elementary and middle school will be available in Pushcoin beginning April 27, and billed to reflect the early bird discount of $10.00 if paid by May 22. High School fees will be available in June. For families who may qualify for a fee waiver, and are not directly certified by the state, a 2020-2021 district fee waiver application will be available on the District 303 website in July, accessible from the Parent/Community menu.
Please pass this information on to newer families in our Corron community.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
Currently, the State of Illinois has not issued any information regarding changes in the school health requirements or their due dates for the upcoming school year. St. Charles CUSD 303 will continue to monitor and report any changes as they become available from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health/State of Illinois. We recognize that medical, optical, and dental appointments may not be readily available and that specific medical conditions may affect the scheduling of appointments. We recommend that families work with their primary care providers as social distancing practices evolve.
SCHOOL FEES/FOOD WAIVER
SCHOOL FEES WAIVER: The school fees waiver will ONLY be a PAPER
application since there is financial documentation required for income
verification. Important to note, there will be no reduced fees next year. A family
can only qualify for a free waiver of fees. The application will be located on the
district website in July.
Questions regarding school fee waivers - Sharon Wlezien at 331-228-5417
FOOD WAIVERS: Only one application needs to be completed for each
household. Please include ALL family members that live in the household (even
those not attending a school). In July, ONLINE applications will be posted on
the district website. In addition, paper applications will be available at the
schools and the Administration Building as in years past. Unlike the school
fees, families can qualify for Reduced.
Questions regarding FOOD WAIVERS - Patti Townsend 331-228-6529
A few things to note:
● Free/Reduced applications will be sent by mail during July to each
household who previously qualified for the program.
● Families directly certified by the State of Illinois for the 2020-2021 school
year will receive FREE FOOD and their FEES will be WAIVED.
○ If your family is qualified by the state, do NOT need to complete
○ You will receive an approval letter in the mail.
Summer Food Service Plan
As we move into the summer months, District 303 is extending our grab and go meal service at each of our 6 locations. As part of this communication, you will find an updated schedule of days when meals will be available for any student in the district who needs them.
From now until May 29, we will operate on the same schedule that we have used throughout the spring. However, we will not be serving meals on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
Beginning on June 1, we will operate on Mondays and Thursdays only. Students will receive three meals on Mondays and two meals on Thursdays. Please refer to the list below for specific locations and times of service.
Thompson Middle School, 705 W. Main Street
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday and Thursday
Anderson Elementary School, 35W071 Villa Marie Rd.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday and Thursday
Wasco Elementary School, 4N782 School Street, Wasco
10:00 - 10:45 a.m - Monday and Thursday
A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the front of the school.
Cumberland Green Cooperative (1798 Cumberland Green-Office Lot near court #1)
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday and Thursday
A District bus will deliver meals to the office parking lot at 1798 Cumberland.
Prairie Point Apartments, 1820 Wessel Court
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.- Monday and Thursday
A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the park facing the road at the front entrance (Entrance nearest to Randall Road).
The Crossings, 1690 Covington
10:40 - 11:10 a.m. - Monday and Thursday.
A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the area near the clubhouse.
St. Charles Place, 15th Street and Indiana
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday and Thursday
A District 303 bus will deliver meals to an area in front of the apartment complex.
As we progress through the summer, we will send families additional information and reminders about the district’s meal service program.
Pandemic EBT Application Available
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT application for families on May 1 at https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/. P-EBT is a new special benefit that can help families buy food for their school age children who would normally receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session. All families with school age children who attend schools approved for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for the benefits as they receive NSLP meals at no charge.
Families that currently receive SNAP benefits do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. These additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded into Illinois LINK EBT accounts along with regular SNAP benefits. Families who do not currently receive SNAP benefits but do have children who receive NSLP free or reduced-priced meals will need to apply directly with IDHS. The fastest way for families to receive benefits is to complete the application for P-EBT available online (Click “Apply for Benefits” at the link.) A paper application in English and Spanish is also available and can be submitted by email to DHS.FCS.PEBT@illinois.gov. IDHS created a flyer to help families with the application process. We are asking NSLP sponsors to share this flyer with their families.
ISBE is working in partnership with IDHS to ensure that this validation is available for all NSLP sponsors, both public and non-public. Thank you to all the schools that participate in the NSLP for submitting data by the April 17 deadline. We are asking that you please continue to verify that count, so that all families who are eligible can access the additional financial support provided by P-EBT. Instructions for this crucial verification can be found online.
If NSLP sponsors need assistance with the data submission/update, please email the ISBE Nutrition Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. If families need technical assistance with the application, please direct them to email IDHS at DHS.FCS.PEBT@illinois.gov.