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September 4, 2020

Attendance Information

Please remember that attendance procedures have not changed. If your student is going to be absent for any reason, parents or guardians need to call the attendance office at 331-228-4700 to report the absence. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Calendar

Monday 9/7

  • Labor Day Holiday - No School


Tuesday 9/8

  • Full-Day Remote Learning


Wednesday 9/9

  • Even Day - All students are remote and synchronous for periods 2,4,6,8


Thursday 9/10

  • Odd Day - All students are remote and synchronous for periods 1,3,5,7


Friday 9/11

  • Even Day - All students are remote and synchronous for periods 2,4,6,8

Back to School Night

On Thursday, September 3, St. Charles East/North intended to host our Back to School Night for the 2020-21 school year. As much as we would like to invite you into the building to meet our staff, the current situation warrants us to shift our plan to a virtual opportunity to meet your child’s teachers. Teachers will be recording video introductions for each of their classes to share with you about class expectations, information about the course, and how to get in contact with them for any questions or support for your child. All videos will be posted to our website on Friday, September 11. When the videos are posted, you will receive an email informing you they are available. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

North Stars Daily Announcements

Stay up to date on what is happening at St. Charles North High School! You can find the daily announcements at the bottom of our homepage or by clicking this link.

D303 Technical Support Resources

Please visit this link for e-learning technical support resources. For live chat service for device and system support, visit the helpdesk. The virtual IT team will be available to assist Monday-Friday between 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Athletics

Athletes in IHSA sports can start fall contact days in early September. The "Fall Contact Period," outlined in a decision the IHSA handed down in late July, is voluntary. Students and coaches who are not in season are allowed to be part of them from September 7 to October 31, 2020. Coaches are allowed a maximum of 20 contact days to give instructions in the skills and techniques of their sport.


For more information regarding SCN Fall Sport Contact Days click on the link.

College & Career Readiness

The State of Illinois will be sponsoring a Fall SAT for the Class of 2021 on 9/23/20. All Seniors will automatically be registered for this exam. College Board projects an October 15 score release date for this exam administration. Under state law, every student must take the SAT before receiving a diploma, and the state has not waived this requirement for this year. Seniors who do not test on this date will be required to do so on the October make update or in April.


D303 is sponsoring a Fall PSAT 8/9 for the Freshman Class on Thursday, 10/1/20. This will be an online exam, and students will need to bring their Chromebooks. The Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT exam on 10/14/20. The PSAT/NMSQT exam is a preliminary SAT that also opens the door to consideration for National Merit scholarships. The Sophomores will take the PSAT/NMSQT on Thursday, 10/29/20.

Student Life

One of the many great aspects of our programs is the opportunity for students to join clubs throughout the year. While many are yearlong, some organizations have more short term commitments. Once you choose what interests you, GET INVOLVED! This will provide you with invaluable connections to your peers, advisors, and the school while strengthening your commitment to academic excellence and your leadership skills.


For more information about the clubs and activities offered at St. Charles North, and when and where they meet, please click here.

Senior Portraits & Yearbook Pictures

Any senior wanting to be included in the 2020-2021 yearbook must have their senior yearbook picture taken by Root Studios, the official yearbook photographer of St. Charles North High School. Even if you do not plan to purchase photos from Root Studios, seniors must commit to a complimentary sitting with them this fall.


Appointment Sign Up:

  • Go to rootseniors.com
  • Enter your Subject ID# (provided in the Root Studios brochure mailed to your home within the last two weeks)
  • Enter your last name in all lowercase letters
  • If you are unable to sign in or have further questions, please contact Root Studios customer service line at 815-433-1766


There will be another opportunity for Senior photos in October, and sign up will follow this same procedure. Please direct any questions or concerns to Root Studios.

Send Us Your Pictures!

Every couple of weeks the yearbook staff will send out requests for a certain type of photo for spreads we are working on for the yearbook. This week we would like the first day of school photos! Thank you to the families that already sent in a photo via e-mail.

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2019-2020 Yearbook Information

If you ordered a 2019-2020 Yearbook, they are available for pickup in the main office on weekdays from 7:30 am-3:00 pm. Please ensure you wear a mask to visit the building.


We have extra 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Yearbooks available! If you did not purchase a yearbook for either of these two years, please contact Lindsay.Boynton@d303.org to arrange for purchase and pickup of your yearbook.

LRC News

SCN LRC Book Checkout

During remote learning, all students can check out physical books from the SCN Library. Go to Destiny Discover, log in using your school Google account, and place the book on hold. We will email you when it is ready to pick up in front of the building. Here is more information on what our LRC can provide for you during remote learning.

St. Charles Public Library and D303 Students

Did you know that ALL D303 students can now get a library card from the St. Charles Public Library, granting them full access to all of the books, ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital materials? All they need to do is call the St. Charles Public Library at (630)584-0076 to get set up immediately.

PTO News

It's Never Too Late To Join The PTO!

As a friendly reminder, please support the North PTO by paying your membership dues of $30 per family (not per student). You can still pay at any time on Pushcoin or on the PTO Website at http://www.scnpto.com.


PTO CHAIRS NEEDED: The North PTO provides services and activities for ALL North students, staff, and families. We cannot do it without your help! Please consider volunteering for a position. If interested, please email PTO President, LauraRThomas@att.net.


PTO BOARD VICE PRESIDENT - Want to assist in leading the North PTO and be a part of providing valuable activities and services to the North community?


Attend monthly Board and open PTO meetings; assist at events as needed; responsible for restaurant fundraisers; work in partnership with PTO President; preside in President’s absence; lead the nominating committee. (If interested a full, detailed list will be provided.)


SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS CHAIR - Be a part of rewarding several North seniors with an award for their future endeavors!


Obtain external review panel; coordinate review of scholarship applications with outside review evaluators; organize paperwork from applicants and reviewers, complete PTO paperwork; prepare applicant letters and award certificates; write evaluator thank you cards. Date: April and May.


Greater Education Basket Chair - Minimal time commitment and can be completed on your own time schedule!


Pick a theme of your choice and solicit donations to fill a “basket” for the St. Charles Greater Education Gala raffle. Date: Fall/winter 2020, turn in February 2021.


THERE WILL BE MANY POSITIONS TO FILL FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022. IF INTERESTED YOU COULD SHADOW AND TRAIN WITH THE CURRENT YEAR CHAIRS.


(Homecoming, Social Media, Senior Graduation Signs, Butter Braids, Board Roles, and more!)

Community Unit School District 303 Information and News

If you would like to stay up to date on the latest news from St. Charles CUSD 303, subscribe to the District ENews.

ECRA SEL Survey

August 2020


Dear Parent/Guardian,


St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 strives to provide all students with the best opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally in school. As part of this commitment, District 303 is enhancing our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) across the district for the 2020-2021 school year.


This year, students in grades 2-5 and students in 6-12 will be completing a universal screening tool to assess their academic, social, and emotional learning skills. The use of universal screening allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides us with the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with academic, social, and emotional learning.


One of the universal screening tools used by the District is the ECRA SEL Survey, which focuses on the following areas:


● Responsible Decision Making

● Self-Regulation

● Social/Relationships


The ECRA SEL Survey will be completed three times this school year during the weeks of August 31st through September 10, January 18 through January 29, and April 26 through May 7. If a screening shows that a student will benefit from additional skill development, parents will be contacted and will work in collaboration with school staff to problem-solve and determine the next steps.


Additional information about this screener and other assessments in District 303 may be found on our website at http://district.d303.org/assessment-accountability. Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring each of our students has the opportunity to achieve academic and social-emotional success.


Please feel free to contact your building principal or me if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability

331-228-4919

David.Chiszar@d303.org

Encuesta ECRA SEL

Agosto de 2020


Estimado padre/guardián:


El Distrito Escolar de la Unidad Comunitaria 303 de St. Charles se esfuerza por proporcionar a todos los estudiantes la mejor oportunidad de tener éxito académico, social y de comportamiento en la escuela. Como parte de este compromiso, el Distrito 303 está mejorando nuestros Sistemas de Apoyo de Múltiples Niveles (MTSS, por sus siglas en inglés) a través del distrito para el año escolar 2020-2021.


Este año, los maestros de 2º a 5º grado y los estudiantes de 6º a 12º grado completarán una herramienta de evaluación universal para medir las habilidades de aprendizaje académico, social y emocional de todos los estudiantes. El uso de la evaluación universal nos permite refinar y fortalecer nuestros esfuerzos para ayudar a todos los estudiantes a alcanzar el éxito, tomando medidas positivas y preventivas lo antes posible. Esto también nos da la oportunidad de ayudar a los estudiantes que pueden necesitar apoyo adicional con el aprendizaje académico, social y emocional.


Uno de los instrumentos de detección universal utilizados por el Distrito es la Encuesta ECRA SEL, que se centra en las siguientes áreas:


● Toma de decisiones responsables

● Autorregulación

● Social/Relaciones


La Encuesta ECRA SEL se completará tres veces este año escolar durante las semanas del 31 de agosto al 10 de septiembre, del 18 de enero al 29 de enero y del 26 de abril al 7 de mayo. Si una evaluación muestra que un estudiante se puede beneficiar del desarrollo de habilidades adicionales, los padres serán contactados y trabajarán en colaboración con el personal de la escuela para resolver el problema y determinar los próximos pasos.


Información adicional acerca de este examen y otras evaluaciones en el Distrito 303 se puede encontrar en nuestro sitio web en http://district.d303.org/assessment-accountability. Gracias por su apoyo y asistencia para asegurar que cada uno de nuestros estudiantes tenga la oportunidad de alcanzar el éxito académico y socio-emocional.


Por favor, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el director/a de su edificio o conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta.


Atentamente,

David Chiszar

Director Ejecutivo de Evaluación y Rendición de Cuentas

331-228-4919

David.Chiszar@d303.org

District 303 Food Service

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Remote Lunch Order Form

North Star students now have the ability to order lunch from our school's food service provider, Quest. When purchased, paid and reduced students PushCoin account will be debited.

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Formulario de pedido de almuerzo remoto

Los estudiantes de North Star ahora tienen la posibilidad de pedir el almuerzo al proveedor de servicios de alimentos de nuestra escuela, Quest. Cuando se compran, pagan y reducen la cuenta PushCoin de los estudiantes se debitará.

Let's Talk!

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