A Message from the Superintendent

December 17, 2021

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December 17, 2021

Dear Families and Staff,

As we wrap up the 2021 calendar year with festive school activities and traditions, we are finding much to celebrate. From sing-alongs to winter art to ice skating, each experience creates a meaningful memory for our students as they continue to rebuild the sense of connection at school. We hope you and your family enjoy a memorable winter break and celebrate a Happy New Year!

I am sharing a few updates that pertain to this winter.

COVID-19 Testing in January

With many families and staff members planning to travel or see family members over Winter Break, The New Trier Township Schools are offering easy access to COVID-19 testing at Marie Murphy School on the following dates:

January 5th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

January 6th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

January 7th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

*Registration Link will be available shortly and sent out

February 2022 Conferences (Grades 1 - 8)

We wanted to ensure our families are aware that February 2022 conference sessions will be offered to parents only on the two designated conference days: Thursday, February 17 & Friday, February 18. Parents may choose to be in-person or participate via Zoom. Centralizing the conferences on these two days are intended to support families who need to schedule conferences for multiple children as well as ease the burden on staff. Kindergarten conferences will be offered on February 18 and 24 or 25.

Inclement Weather Days

As we approach the winter season, we must be prepared for weather-related school closures. This year, the first inclement weather day would be a traditional “snow day,” requiring us to add an extra day in June. If there are any subsequent inclement weather days, the District would shift to remote learning and therefore not need to extend the number of school days any further into June. You can access the 2021-2022 school calendar HERE.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. We look forward to welcoming our families back to campus in the New Year on Monday, January 3, 2022!


Dr. Trisha Kocanda


Winnetka Parents Institute Opportunity

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Crow Island students spreading cheer at their Winter Sing.