What's Up Willowbrook
March 10, 2023
We are excited to announce that we are resuming summer school registration on Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m. Please visit our Summer School main page for more information and read below for important info:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. If I was able to register my student(s) and I received a confirmation email that my registration was successful, is my registration still good for my student(s)?
A. Yes! If you received a confirmation email saying your registration was successful with the classes that you chose for your student(s), then that registration and payment will be honored. Any parent whose initial registration went through should have already received a direct message from the district with more details.
Q. I was able to register my student successfully, but what if there was an error on the schedule I got from RegWerks?
A. If you have questions about the recent email confirmation that you received from RegWerks, please email email@example.com.
Q. If I was able to register my student(s) but now they want to switch classes, can I make a switch now?
A. At this time, we are holding off on schedule changes as we focus on letting the rest of our in-district families register. We will let families know here in your newsletter when we will accept schedule adjustments.
Q. I am… at work/in a meeting/on a plane/chasing a toddler at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15 Should I be worried that my student is not going to get into the classes they want?
A. Please do not worry. We understand that you take the time to strategically choose classes with your student and we want your student to be in classes that they are genuinely interested in taking over the summer. That being said, if a class is waitlisted, do not fret! We work our magic to help kids get into classes they want to take. It may take some creativity and patience, but the goal is always to get kids into preferred classes.
If you have further questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention 5th-Grade Parents!
Incoming 6th Grade Orientation will be Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Maple School Cafetorium!
The 2022-23 school year is quickly coming to a close, and we are eagerly anticipating your student(s) joining Maple next year as 6th-graders! The Incoming 6th-Grade Parent Orientation presentation will provide valuable information intended to answer questions, introduce some key adults in your child’s upcoming 6th-grade year, provide a tour and offer insight into a day of a Maple School student.
Please join us to get your transition to Maple School started!
PTO Seeks Nominations 2023-25 Exec. Board
Being a member on the PTO Executive Board is a fun and great way to get involved, work with other parents and WB staff, and give back to your child's school. You may nominate yourself and/or others to be considered for a 2023-25 Executive Board position. Positions are served in two-year terms.
Open positions are:
- Co-President (1)
- Treasurer (1)
- Fundraising (1)
- Membership (1)
- Cultural Arts (1)
- Communications (1)
Nominations are anonymous.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the positions and submit your nominations.
Nominations are due by Friday, March 10
Classroom Placements for 2023-24
February 24, 2023
This is the time of year when staff begin thinking about classroom placements for the coming school year. This is a very delicate process, which takes into account many factors in an effort to create the best possible learning environment for each child. This includes:
Student academic strengths/weaknesses
Student learning styles
Identified special needs
The placement process is a team effort completed with care and consideration. Classroom teachers work with special area teachers to review student needs and dynamics. The process requires significant time and collaboration.
You may want to share information about your child to help us in this process. Each year children grow and change, as do relationship dynamics, so information that you may have shared in the past is not referred to during this year's process. If you wish to provide input, it may include information related to your child's learning style, social dynamics with other children, and/or academic strengths & weaknesses.
We ask that you do not request a specific teacher for your child. Please do not make this request of your child’s current teacher. Such requests cannot be honored, as this opportunity is not available to all children and the staffing may change between now and the beginning of next year.
This input should be put in writing to your building principal no later than Friday, March 31. Information received after this date may not be considered. Please know email is the preferred method for this communication directly to Dr. Carlson at email@example.com.
We trust that you will rely on our professional judgment as we group the children with the idea of creating the best learning environment for everyone. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Scott R. Carlson, Ed.D.
Principal, Willowbrook School
3rd & 4th Grade Musical Production
Attention 3rd- & 4th-grade parents. We have been working very hard at creating a special performance for you. Please join us on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. for Sounds of Laughter, Shades of Earth: The Music of the Beatles. The evening performance is open to all families, friends, and community members.
PTO Events Coming Up!
Spring Club Registration 1st Grade
Join us as we explore art from countries around the world and learn how to use and create beautiful art with a variety of tools and materials. First grade students are invited to 9 sessions from March to May. We will meet in the Art Room on Wednesdays. This club has a maximum of 16 students. Registration is open.
TRAFFIC ALERT for Shermer Rd - March 16-17
Talk: Mental Health in the Korean Community
It’s okay to not be okay: starting a conversation about mental health in the Korean American community
Please fill out this form to reserve a spot: tinyurl.com/4rwyus3w
- March 18
- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Ave, Glenview, IL 60026
Listen to Dr. Peter Jongho Na, MD, MPH , assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
괜찮지 않아도, 괜찮아: 미국 사회에서의 한국인 정신 건강에 대한 대화의 시작
행사 참석 예약을 위해 본 양식을 작성해 주세요/ - tinyurl.com/4rwyus3w
저희와 함께 하세요.
- 2023년 3월 18일
- 오전10:00 시 - 12:00시
- Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Ave, Glenview, IL 60026
예일 대학교 의과 대학 정신의학과 조교수 나 종호 박사께 들어 보세요.
5Essentials Survey Runs Through March 31
Students and teachers across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the 11th annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. The parent response rate is 4% for the 2023 Illinois Parent Survey. As a reminder, schools need 20% of their parents to respond in order to receive a report.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted through March 31. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please click here or the button below and select the appropriate survey to begin.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UChicago Impact Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott R. Carlson, Ed.D.
Kindergarten & Preschool Signup is Open
Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year will take place online. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must have been born on or before September 1, 2018, as evidenced by an official birth certificate or passport. Proof of residency in District 30 is also required, as well as the filling out of an affidavit form.
Please visit the Wescott or Willowbrook Kindergarten Registration page on the District 30 website for more information. Visit our enrollment page for the pre-registration links and information on establishing residency in District 30. Questions? please call Willowbrook at 847-498-1090 or Wescott at 847-272-4660.
The 2023-24 District 30 Kid Connection Preschool will be held at Willowbrook School. Please visit our District 30 Preschool page for the pre-registration link, tuition information, and a list of documents needed to register.
What's Happening in Wakelet?
What’s happening at Willowbrook? This week at Willowbrook you will find students participating in many new and exciting experiences as they participate in shining their light! Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, engagement, and learning together can all be seen in our platform Wakelet! What is happening with one 5th-grade class and Kenya? What did 2nd graders do with their final biography videos? Who is talking about Women's History Month? Check out all the awesome things that are happening at Willowbrook this week! Follow us @ #d30learns. Click here for the Wakelet link
From The Health Office: Increase in Strep Throat
IDPH and the CDC are observing an increase in strep throat -- specifically invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) -- infections among children. ISBE is joining IDPH and the CDC in stressing the importance of early recognition, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of these diseases in children and adults.
See this parent fact sheet for more information.
COVID -19 Testing and When to Keep Your Student Home Sick:
Please keep your child home when they are not feeling well. They should not return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without use of fever-reducing medication) and/or free of vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours.
For any of the below symptoms, please arrange COVID-19 testing prior to your child's return to school. Per IDPH guidelines, testing should be done within 48 hours of symptom development. At this time, rapid antigen testing is accepted, including home testing, as long as your child has not had any recent close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. If recent close contact has occurred, please contact the health office to discuss testing options.
COVID-19 like symptoms include:
- Fever above 100.4
- New cough/congestion
- Sore Throat
- Muscle/Body Aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Unexplained fatigue
Please call or email the health office if your student tests positive for COVID-19.
Lisa Mullen, RN Willowbrook School
Shield Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Wescott - Tuesdays
Willowbrook - Tuesdays*
Maple - Tuesdays*
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
- Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Patient Support Hotline
Call: 217-265-6059 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Signing in and registering patient portal accounts
- Scheduling testing appointments
- Viewing appointments
- Viewing test results
- Other patient portal questions
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman email@example.com
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
Want to know what's going on around the community? District 30 uses a "Virtual Backpack" to share community information while saving paper, costs, and lightening the loads our students bring home. Please click the button below to view upcoming Community Events.
Main Office: 847-498-1090
Health Office/Attendance: 847-400-8860
Location: 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview, IL, USA