Polaris Express

September 24, 2021


For our football game tonight we are offering alternate parking at Hosanna Church, at the corner of Randall and Red Gate Roads, there is a free shuttle to and from the game.


Directions for signing up for conferences can be found using this link North Parent-Teacher Conference Directions. As you schedule your conferences, you are encouraged to print or email your schedule through the “Printable Schedule” page. This page contains the times and teachers for your conferences. If you sign up for virtual conferences, you will receive access to the links for each of your virtual conferences before October 7.

We look forward to your participation, and trust your conferences will provide you with valuable feedback to your student’s education.



Last October over 1.5 million juniors across the nation took the PSAT/NMSQT. Out of this group approximately 16,000 students were named semifinalists and now have the opportunity to advance and become finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to the following St. Charles North Class of 2021 students for achieving this distinction:

Jack Barton

Justin Hughes





October 18th through October 20th, all in-person freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will participate in school pictures during their English classes.

October 18th- freshmen photos

October 19th- sophomores photos
October 20th- juniors photos

HR Imaging (our photographer) will mail a flyer to you with ordering details. If you have questions about purchasing photos, please contact HR Imaging at (815) 433-1766. If you have other questions, please contact Libby Sutherland at (331) 228-6237.


The D303 Financial Aid Night will be hosted on Monday, September 27th beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Norris Cultural Arts Center (NCAC) at St. Charles East H.S. Mary Crowe from Elgin Community College’s Financial Aid Office will be on hand to provide an overview of the college financial aid process and to answer questions from the audience. This event is open to all students and parents.


The Fall PSAT date is 10/13/21. 9th grade students will be taking College Board's PSAT8/9. This will be an online exam and students will need their Chromebooks.

10th & 11th grade students will be taking College Board's PSAT/NMSQT exam in the traditional paper & pencil format.

More details about the fall testing will be shared as we approach test day.


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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH runs from September 15th through October 15th. We celebrate Hispanic Heritage and recognize the current and past achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. Our Destiny Discover link can help you find the great books below and many others on this topic.

BECOMING MARIA By Sonia Manzano...this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled...Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But--click!--when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real-life--the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat...this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions.” GoodReads

EL NORTE By Carrie Gibson “The Hispanic past of the United States predates the arrival of the Pilgrims by a century, and has been every bit as important in shaping the nation as it exists today. El Norte chronicles the sweeping and dramatic history of Hispanic North America from the arrival of the Spanish in the early 16th century to the present—from Ponce de Leon’s initial landing in Florida in 1513 to Spanish control of the vast Louisiana territory in 1762 to the Mexican-American War in 1846 and up to the more recent tragedy of post-hurricane Puerto Rico and the ongoing border acrimony with Mexico.” GoodReads




Community Unit School District 303

201 S. 7th Street, St. Charles, IL 60174-2664 ◦ (331) 228-2000 ◦ www.d303.org

August 2021

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 2021-2022 school year.

This year, students in grades 3-12 will be completing a universal screening tool to assess their 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 social and emotional learning.

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

  • Self-Management

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Social Awareness

  • Grit

  • Self Efficacy

  • Sense of Belonging

  • Teacher-Student Relationship

The Panorama SEL Survey will be completed two times this school year during the weeks of September 27th to October 8th and March 14th to 25th. 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 next steps.

Additional information about this screener and other assessments in District 303 may be found on our website at https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment. 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 questions.


David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability




Community Unit School District 303

201 S. 7th Street, St. Charles, IL 60174-2664 ◦ (331) 228-2000 ◦ www.d303.org

Agosto 2021

Estimado Padre/Guardián,

El Distrito Escolar 303 de la Unidad Comunitaria 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 Apoyos Múltiples (MTSS) en todo el distrito para el año escolar 2021-2022.

Este año, los estudiantes en los grados 3-12 completarán una herramienta de detección universal para evaluar sus habilidades de aprendizaje social y emocional. El uso de la evaluación universal nos permite refinar y fortalecer nuestros esfuerzos para ayudar a todos los estudiantes a lograr el éxito mediante la adopción de 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 social y emocional.

Una de las herramientas de detección universal utilizadas por el Distrito es la encuesta Panorama SEL, que se centra en las siguientes áreas:

  • Autogestión

  • Regulación emocional

  • Conciencia social

  • Valor

  • Autoeficacia

  • Sentido de pertenencia

  • Colaboración de maestro-alumno

La encuesta Panorama SEL se completará dos veces este año escolar durante las semanas del 27 de septiembre al 8 de octubre y del 14 al 25 de marzo. Si un examen muestra que un estudiante se beneficiará 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.

Se puede encontrar información adicional sobre esta evaluación y otras evaluaciones en el Distrito 303 en nuestro sitio web en https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment. Gracias por su apoyo y asistencia para asegurar que cada uno de nuestros estudiantes tenga la oportunidad de lograr el éxito académico y socio-emocional.

Por favor, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el director de su edificio o conmigo si tiene preguntas.


David Chiszar

Director Ejecutivo de Evaluación y Responsabilidad




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