Jane Addams Updates

August 23, 2021

Back to School

Welcome back to the 2021-22 school year, we are thankful for your support and your input.

As a reminder, the school office is open at 7:00 am. Below your will find a summary of our office hours, some important information as you plan for the upcoming few weeks, and reminders about our assessments, safety procedures, and schedules. You will continue receive our newsletter from the district and updates from your child's teacher throughout the year.

Please join me in saying thank you to all of our staff for their contributions to the fulfillment of the District 15 mission to produce world-class learners in a connected learning community.

Stay Well,

Amy Molinsky

Jane Addams Principal

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This week we will be reviewing and highlighting our routines regarding the following annual requirements. During the 2021-22 school year, your student will be participating in the following as required by Illinois School Code:

  • Evacuation drills. One of the three evacuation drills must be supervised by the appropriate fire department.
  • One bus evacuation drill.
  • One law enforcement drill.
  • Each school in D15 completes two law enforcement drills annually. One of these two law enforcement drills must be a staff initiated lock-down.
  • All lockdown drills must be announced in advance to all school personnel and students prior to the commencement of the drill.
  • Schools provide parents and guardians an opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating in our walk-through lockdown drill. Please let us know if you choose to exempt your student from the lockdown drill.
  • If you choose to exempt your child, Schools must provide alternative safety education and instruction related to an active threat to students who do not participate in a walk-through lockdown drill to provide them with essential information, training, and instruction through less sensorial safety training methods.
  • One severe weather and shelter-in-place drill.

We want you to know our drills are age and developmentally appropriate at Jane Addams.


We are so proud of our students as they will begin to participate and engage in MAP Testing this week. The MAP/NWEA windows are referenced below and can be found on the District website.

Fall (Reading and Math), Grades 2-8:

August 22 - Complete by September 10, 2021

COVID Dasboard

Following a review of our past year’s COVID dashboard as well as researching our neighboring district’s dashboards, we have updated District 15’s COVID dashboard this year. Our goal in keeping the COVID dashboard is to provide our community with both timely and pertinent information regarding COVID-19 in District 15.

You can see specific school information for Jane Addams by clicking on our school name and mascot - The Jane Addams Jaguar.

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SCHOOL Picture Day is September 2nd

We will create a safe, physically distanced opportunity for our students to have their school picture taken on September 2nd.

Please see your child's teacher if you have concerns. Retake Day is October 14, 2021.

If your student is a virtual student this year, please feel free to call the office to schedule a private appointment on September 2, 2021. We will be happy to provide you an order form with material pick-up.