Anderson Weekly News! 8/15/22

What's Your Superpower?

Superpower Assembly at Anderson School. 8/15/22. Welcome the Golden Fox!

Dates to Remember

  • Wed, Aug. 31. Early Release - Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM


  • Thu, Sept. 1st PTO Family Picnic and PTO Meeting 5:30-7:00 PM River Bend Park
  • Fri, 2nd No School for students. Teacher Institute Day.
  • Mon 5th No School. Labor Day!
  • Tue. Sept. 6th Open House Family Night Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Wed. Sept. 7th Picture Day!
  • Thu. Sept. 8th Open House Family Night 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Wed, Sept. 28th - Early Release - Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM.

Free Anderson Superpower T-Shirt for every student! (Thanks PTO!) Click Below to order your size!


In order to get the right size for your child, please take 12 seconds and fill out the form below.

Thanks! Can't wait to see all of our Anderson Foxes wearing their Superpower shirts!

Again, thank you to the Anderson PTO for purchasing a shirt for every student!

iReady Diagnostic Assessment (Reading and Math)

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We will start our iReady Fall Diagnostic assessment for Reading on Tuesday 8/16. The Math Diagnostic will start on Monday 8/22.

Here is a link to a website that was set up for D303 Parents that is full of information about iReady.

What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, provides for personalized learning, and monitors their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides staff with data to inform instruction.

Click Here to Read More information about the iReady Diagnostic Assessment

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Please click HERE for a calendar for details. Spanish calendar HERE.

Our first early release day this year is Wednesday, August 31st. School will end at 2:10 p.m.


An email was sent to families this summer with an updated COVID Mitigation Plan, but we wanted to send the direct link to that information for your reference.


We love to celebrate birthdays at Anderson. Your child’s birthday will be announced on our morning announcements and your child will be able to choose a book from our birthday book cart. We do not allow any food for celebrations so please do not send them to school or drop them off, they will not be accepted. If you would like to send in non-edible treats (such as a pencil or non food item) that is ok.


Parents can access the electronic version of the Elementary Handbook on the D303 website. Go to the D303 website - Our Schools - Student Handbooks - 2022-2023 - Elementary Handbook and Discipline Procedures Addendum. Please note that you will not be receiving a paper copy this year. It is the responsibility of each family to review both handbooks with their children. Thank you for your support.

Apply for Free/Reduced Lunches

For lunch/breakfast pricing, applications for free/reduced pricing, and more, please see the D303Food Services Webpage.

If you believe your household qualifies for free or reduced meals based on the current USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines, please complete the free/reduced application for the 2022-2023 school year (printable paper applications linked below).

Notification letters will be mailed once a determination of benefits is completed. Please retain this letter for your records.

One application per household needs to be completed each school year. Completed forms can be dropped off at any one of our district schools or mailed to:

St. Charles CUSD 303
Attn: Patricia Townsend
201 South 7th. Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

For Food Waiver assistance, please call 331.228.6529.

Being on time matters! 43.5 reasons why!

7:45-8:00 Morning Arrival Window

Please do everything you can to make sure your child arrives at school at 7:45 so that they do not miss out on any connection time and learning with their classmates. Just so you are aware, classroom teachers begin the learning day at 7:45 by personally welcoming each child, and engaging with them in order to connect and build positive relationships. Learning and organizational activities begin in every classroom at 7:45 AM. If your child always arrives at 8:01 AM every school day, that is the equivalent of 43.5 hours of missed instruction throughout the school year. That's a lot of learning!

District 303 Families: Staying Connected with Schoology

District 303 is beginning to use Schoology, an integrated learning management system that provides course management, mobile learning, and support for system-wide communication. Full implementation across the district starts this fall with grades 6-12+. District-wide implementation begins in the fall of 2023. However, you will see Schoology being utilized at the elementary level with courses such as Empower, LRC, and possibly by your child’s classroom teacher. Schoology enables our students, parents and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom and beyond. We look forward to using Schoology in our classrooms to enhance connectivity and communication across our district.

With Schoology, students can digitally submit homework assignments, review grades, participate in interactive discussions, receive announcements and feedback, take tests, write academic blogs, and more. As a parent, you will be able to view your child’s activity within the platform.

If you are interested in being an adult observer within your child’s Schoology course, please sign up for a Schoology parent account using the unique access code and follow the directions below:

*If you completed this step and are already connected to your child’s account, you do not need to do this again.*

  • Click Register at the top of the page and choose Parent.
  • Enter your Parent/Guardian Access Code. This is my 12-digit code for Isaiah:


  • Fill out the form with your information.
  • Click Register to complete.
  • When you use a Parent/Guardian Access Code to create an account, you are automatically associated with your child. You can add additional children to your account using the Add Child Button.

To observe your child’s Schoology account, go to the upper right corner, under Your Name, the drop down menu will have your child’s name. The green check highlights the current account in view.

Parent Guide

Students or parents in need of further assistance?

Please contact your building LRC Director OR visit our D303 Instructional Tech Support for Families Site.

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