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May 15, 2020

Class of 2020

In honor of our Class of 2020, we will have our stadium lights on for 20 minutes at 8 pm on Friday, May 15 and 22. While the campus remains closed, you may view the stadium from Red Gate Road.

St. Charles North High School Campus Closed

On Thursday, April 23, Governor Pritzker announced that the state's stay-at-home-order will be extended through May 30. District 303 school buildings continue to be closed. Per Illinois Executive Order 2020-10, all District playgrounds are closed to public use until further notice. Staff will be available to answer the phone remotely between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Please call your child’s school if you have questions or concerns.

Yearbook - Senior Recognition

If you are interested in purchasing a senior recognition in the yearbook, please find the link here. This is an opportunity only available to seniors each year, and families often use this to share another senior photo or a favorite childhood photo with a message of congratulations or best wishes for the future. Senior recognitions are due by Friday, May 22nd.

If you have any questions about the Yearbook or Yearbook purchases, please contact the advisor, Ms. Lindsay Boynton, at Lindsay.Boynton@d303.org.

News from the Nurses' Office

Retrieving your child's medications/supplies from the Nurses' Office. Due to COVID-19 social distancing and the personal protection recommendations, the nurses will follow the following process when you/your child retrieves their medication. Students may pick up any medications except controlled substances, which must be picked up by a parent/adult or discarded. Graduates will be considered adults.

  • Parents/students will not be allowed in the building per District directives.

  • Drive up to the building in the bus lane:

    • May 26 (Tuesday) - 8am - 12 PM

    • May 27 (Wednesday) - 12pm - 4 PM

  • When you arrive, call the nurses’ office (331.228.4404)

  • Students/parents will need to show an ID to verify their identity. Identification can be viewed through the window during pickup.

  • A Nurse will bring the medication out to your car and place it in the car via the passenger window/trunk to avoid hand to hand contact.

  • North High School nurses will be wearing recommended personal protective equipment consisting of gloves and face masks.

Medications not picked up by 4 PM on Wednesday, May 27, will be discarded. If you prefer that medication be discarded please email us at: nhs-nurses@d303.org

Thank you for following this building directive. Stay healthy and have a wonderful summer!

Nurses at North - Amy Boynton, Christine Hitt, Francie Lightfine & Daneen Sash

Assistant Principal - David Norman

Graduation Signs

Graduation signs are scheduled to be delivered on Friday, May 15. We hope that by continuing with this great tradition, it will help celebrate this event for our North graduates! Please keep in mind that this involves delivering approximately 500 signs by 30 PTO volunteers; the addresses are from D303 transportation bus schedules, walkers, and early graduation lists from school. Our goal is to leave no one out, but mistakes do happen on these lists. If you notice on Saturday, May 16 that your home was accidentally missed, we ask you to be understanding and contact the Graduation Sign Chair, Leah Lee, at 630-921-1339 and we will get a sign to you ASAP. Thank you, and congratulations to your graduate!

Laura Thomas, PTO President


District 303 Information

SEL Lessons:

Thank you for engaging in the weekly Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons. Across the past five weeks, parents and students have engaged in learning around each of the CASEL core competencies connected to SEL which are:

  • Self-awareness: The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.

  • Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.

  • Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

  • Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.

  • Responsible decision-making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and the well-being of self and others.

This has been a very different school year. The collaborative relationship between home and school, established and made stronger by this health crisis, has supported students' ability to continue to come together to learn and grow. Remote learning has taken a toll on students and adults. As you enter the summer months, know D303 staff continue to be accessible to you. Do not hesitate to reach out via Let’s Talk or by connecting with your building administration. All previous SEL lessons are available through the D303 Remote Learning for Students. We are hopeful the resources shared will be a continued support to parents/guardians and children across the summer months. If you have any questions on the information provided or are seeking additional support for yourself or child, please contact Patti Palagi, Director Instructional Interventions (patti.palagi@d303.org or (331-228-6457).

Additional resources to support you over the summer months are included here:

Coping with Quarantine

Coping During Times of Uncertainty

Self Care is defined as the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress (Additional resources: Self Care: CDC, 40 Things You Should Do for Yourself During Self-Quarantine, 25 Simple Self-Care Tools for Parents and Parents Self-Care: Prioritizing Your Own Well-Being Benefits your Whole Family

Online Registration

Returning Student Registration for 2020-2021 has moved to an online format that will open 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).

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.


La Inscripción para Estudiantes que Regresan para el 2020-2021 se ha movido a un formato en línea que abrirá el 27 de abril. En años previos, los padres completaban los documentos necesarios en papel, pero, este año, todos los acuses de recibo y autorizaciones ahora se encuentran en un único formulario de inscripción electrónico y en línea que puede ser fácilmente accesible desde la mayoría de los dispositivos electrónicos (computadora, Chromebook, y teléfonos inteligentes).

Comenzando el 27 de abril, los padres pueden ingresar al formulario electrónico de inscripción para estudiantes que regresan usando sus credenciales del Centro de Acceso para el Hogar (HAC), seleccionar al estudiante de manera individual, y completar su inscripción. El formulario se encuentra en el menú de Padres/Comunidad en el sitio web del Distrito.

Las cuotas de inscripción para las escuelas primarias y secundarias estarán disponibles en PushCoin comenzando el 27 de abril, y se hará la cuenta a deber que refleje el descuento de inscripción temprana de $10.00 si se paga para el 22 de mayo. Las cuotas para las preparatorias estarán disponibles en junio. Para las familias que pueden calificar para una exención de tasas, y no están directamente certificadas por el estado, estará disponible una aplicación para la exención de tasas del Distrito para el 2020-2021 en el sitio web del Distrito 303 en Julio. Igualmente, esta se encontrará accesible mediante el menú de Padres/Comunidad.


Families who need assistance with meals can come to Thompson Middle School, 705 W. Main St. between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to get "Grab and Go" bags with up to two days worth of food. If you need delivery assistance, please contact the District office at 331.228.2000.

Las familias que necesiten ayuda con las comidas pueden venir a la escuela secundaria Thompson, 705 W. Main St. entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 11:00 a.m. para conseguir bolsas de comida preparada para dos días. Si necesita ayuda con la entrega de comida, por favor, contacte a la oficina del Distrito al 331.228.2000.

Meals Provided by D303 - FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES

District 303 is expanding our meal services to include additional school and residential locations beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020. Any student in District 303 is eligible to pick up breakfast and lunch grab and go meals at any of the following locations throughout the week.

Thompson Middle School, 705 W. Main Street

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday

Anderson Elementary School, 35W071 Villa Marie Rd.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday

Wasco Elementary School, 4N782 School Street, Wasco

10:00 - 10:45 a.m - Monday through Friday

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 through Friday

A District bus will deliver meals to office parking lot at 1798 Cumberland.

Prairie Point Apartments, 1820 Wessel Court

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.- Monday through Friday

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 through Friday

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 through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to an area in front of the apartment complex.

Norther Illinois Food Bank Donations and Distributions

Northern Illinois FoodBank

Food and personal supply donations are accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Northern Illinois Foodbank, 273 Dearborn Ct. Geneva, IL.

Items are distributed at local food pantries. To see a list of distribution locations, please visit the Northern Illinois Foodbank website and enter your zip code.

Salvation Army Food and Utility Assistance

PATH (Providing Access to Help) and 211

This is available to anyone looking for basic needs, crisis and mental health services, financial assistance, health care, support groups, etc.

  • When using this resource, be sure to enter your zip code and city to get local resources
  • Click on any of the topics listed on the site to get more information
  • There are some resources for the Hispanic/Latino community as well
  • You can call 211 for someone to help you over the phone (Se habla espanol)
  • Ask for eligibility requirements to be sure you meet the criteria for services and have everything you need ready when applying

PATH está disponible para proporcionar recursos a cualquier persona de la comunidad, incluyendo necesidades básicas, servicios de crisis y de salud mental, asistencia financiera, atención médica, grupos de apoyo, etc. Llame al 211 para que alguien le ayude por teléfono.

Food Pantry Resources

  • Assisi Homes Batavia Apartments - Batavia, IL
  • Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry - Batavia, IL
  • St. Peter's Food Pantry - Geneva, IL
  • Salvation Army - St. Charles, IL
  • Neighborhood Food Pantries at Resurrection - Wayne, IL

Kane County 2-1-1 Information

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