Coyote Tales

November 17, 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

Over the past few weeks, our students have had the opportunity to share what they are grateful for and add it to our school wide turkey. It is clear that they have many things to be thankful for based on the number of feathers that were turned in. Of course family and friends were at the top of the list for many students, but some other things that were mentioned were health, food, religion, toys, life, waking up every day, football, pets, good books, teachers and school. The fact that many students mentioned teachers and school is heartwarming - it means that we have created a safe environment where students feel welcomed. For that, I am extremely grateful.

As we head into our Thanksgiving break, I want to wish everyone a wonderful week with family and friends. If you are traveling, please be safe and enjoy the journey. If you are staying local, I hope you are able to spend time with loved ones doing the things that fill your bucket!

Chris Balaskovits

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Upcoming Dates

Report cards now available on HAC for 1st Trimester

November 21-25 - NO SCHOOL (Non Attendance Days & Thanksgiving Break)

Wednesday, November 30

Early Release Day - 2:10 PM dismissal for elementary students

Wednesday, December 21

Last day of school in 2022

December 22, 2022 - January 6, 2023

Winter Break

Monday, January 9 - Institute Day -NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday, January 10 - School Resumes

Drop Offs

Please make sure that your child leaves the house with all of their belongings: Winter gear, lunches, water bottles and backpack with device/homework. The office can be overwhelmed at times and the teachers appreciate not having instruction interrupted. Thank you for your help in this matter!

Our 5th grade advanced orchestra students were invited to play with the WMS orchestra on a wonderful concert Thursday night.

Upcoming Orchestra and Band Concerts

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Orchestra Concert

Date - Thursday, December 8th

Place - Thompson Middle School Gym

Time - Students arrive at 5:30 PM, Concert begins at 6 PM

5th Grade Band Concert

Date - Thursday, December 8th

Place - Thompson Middle School Gym

Time - Students arrive at 7:10 PM, Concert begins at 7:30 PM

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View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages

District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:

  • From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
  • Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
  • To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
  • Select the “save” button
Users can only update their child(ren) and personal contact information. You will not be able to make changes to another parent/guardian's contact information. For updates to emergency contact people, please reach out to the school directly.

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St. Charles Tide Water Polo Clinic

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Winter Break Camp

Corron Talent Show is BACK and IN PERSON on Friday, February 10th! Check Coyote Howl for details on how to participate.

From the Health Office

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us! Recently, the nurses in District 303 have been caring for a number of students experiencing fevers and other cold-like symptoms. We are also aware that some students are absent from school because they have been diagnosed with the flu and other respiratory illnesses, such as RSV. During the months of October through April, each school in District 303 tracks influenza activity in cooperation with the Kane County Health Department. We consult with their staff to determine whether influenza activity in a school warrants additional follow up and, at this time, no additional interventions are needed. Preventative measures remain the most effective way to reduce the spread of influenza and other viral illnesses.

Students who present to the Health Office with a fever and/or feeling poorly are sent home. To prevent widespread illness in school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

CONSIDER KEEPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough

  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)

  • Headache

  • Mild stomach ache

DEFINITELY KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees)

  • Vomiting (even once)

  • Diarrhea

  • Chills

  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue

  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

TO HELP PREVENT THE FLU AND OTHER COLDS, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently

  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill

Colds and viruses are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" and for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on medication for at least 24 hours before he/she is considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Keeping your ill child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom!

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.

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RSV information

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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