Coyote Tales

August 26, 2021

Corron Mission Statement

Corron is a safe, warm and inviting community where all are valued and empowered. We celebrate growth. Clear evidence highlights the impact we have academically, socially and emotionally.

From the Principal

For the past three years, “Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible” have been our school wide expectations. We anchor much of our work with students in these phrases. For these first two weeks, teachers have been focusing Morning Meetings on what this looks like throughout our day. It is clear that students understand their role in following these expectations. This has been especially evident to our staff in regards to “Be kind”. I have seen students invite others into their recess games and change their spots at lunch so a classmate can sit by a friend. When they visit the office, they greet the staff and then tell them to have a good day as they leave. Students can be seen greeting other students and staff as they enter in the morning, and older students have helped walk our younger children to classrooms. It fills my heart with joy as I see our students treat others with genuine compassion and respect. Thank you for all that you do at home to build these amazing characteristics in your children!

Chris Balaskovits

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September1


Friday, September 3


Monday, September 6

Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Later this Fall:

Tuesday, November 2

Picture Day at Corron

Guidance on when to keep your student home from school

Covid-19 Interim Exclusion Guide from IDPH

From the Health Office

Any concerns or paperwork that needs to be turned into the Health Office can be sent to this updated email address:

Early Release

The first Early Release is next Wednesday, September 1st. Students in all day kindergarten through 5th grade will be dismissed at 2:10. AM kindergarten hours will be 8:00-10:30. The next Early Release will be Wednesday, September 29th.

2021-2022 Calendar with Early Release Days

After Shock for Early Release Days

After Shock will have early release coverage for after school care. Here is the link: and it will be section #14023. Each day is separated out to its own, so you can choose which day(s) that you will need.

This is only for the early release dates. If your child has punch passes for After Shock they do not need anything different.

Morning Drop Off Reminder

If you are a family that drops your child off at the front of the school in the morning, please have them exit the right side of the car closest to the curb. This allows them to safely step up onto the raised sidewalk and enter school. We do not want students to exit the left side of the car, as they have to walk into a car lane. If your child needs assistance exiting the car, please use the parking lot to park and walk them up to the crosswalk. This helps us have a safe and efficient arrival process.

Meet and Greet Event

Our staff is currently planning for a “Meet and Greet” event for our parents in mid-September. This event will allow parents to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and tour the school. Anyone who enters the building will be required to wear a mask so we can hold this event safely. We are still in the preliminary planning process, so be on the lookout for more information to be shared in the coming weeks.

Parent University

Please take a moment to register for these upcoming programs. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.

September 2, 2021 - Mental Illness: The Silent Epidemic, Zoom Webinar, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

(Recording will be available after the event)

Click here to register!

Mark Potter is a nationally recognized basketball coach and speaker who is bringing his message of promoting education about mental illness to families in St. Charles. His passion is to share his story in hopes that people will also pursue treatment and find a way to live productively with mental illness.

October 6, 2021 - SOS for Parents in the Trenches, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m.

Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

(Recording will be available after the event)

Click here to register!

When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.

October 13, 2021 - Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m. Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

(Recording to be posted)

Click here to register!

School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.

If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry - the sessions will be recorded so you can watch another time. Additional information about Parent University can be found here on the D303 website.

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Openings in all K-8 Schools.

Guaranteed 3 hours

$12 an hour

Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or

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