Compass Connections

November 20, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)- Mon., Nov. 21 through Fri., Nov. 25
  • Intramurals- Mon., Nov. 28, 4:00-5:00 (Gym)
  • Robotics Club- Mon., Nov. 28, 4:00-5:00 (Rm 144)
  • iFly Physics/Engineering Field Trip- Wed., Nov. 30, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
  • D303 Early College Credit Night- Wed., Nov. 30, 6:30 pm (St. Charles East Auditorium)
  • Compass Council- Thurs., Dec. 1, 12:05-12:35 (Rm 145)
  • Yearbook- Thurs., Dec. 1, 12:05-12:35 (Rm 146)
  • Portfolio Defense Days- Mon., Dec. 19 & Tues., Dec, 20
  • No Classes at Compass- Wed., Dec. 21
  • Winter Break (No School)- Thurs., Dec. 22 through Fri., Jan. 6
  • Staff Institute Day (No School)- Mon., Jan. 9
  • Second Semester Begins- Tues., Jan. 10

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D303 EARLY COLLEGE CREDIT NIGHT

D303 will be hosting an Early College Credit Information Night on November 30, 2022 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Charles East HS Auditorium. D303 offers in-school, part-time, and full-time options for Dual Credit through Elgin Community College. Representatives from Elgin Community College and Fox Valley Career Center will be available to answer questions.


For information before the meeting, follow this link to the information on our website. Please contact Ms. Ohlson if you have questions.

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STUDENTS MAY COMPLETE THEIR LUNCH ORDER FOR THE WEEK BY CLICKING THE BOX ABOVE AND MAKING THEIR SELECTION BY 9:45 A.M. MONDAY MORNING.

Compass Academy students pre-order their lunch, so if your student plans to order lunch, please have them complete this form. Students are always welcome to bring food from home, if they prefer. If your student may qualify for free or reduced lunch, please complete this form or have them get a paper copy of the form from the Compass office.
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THIS WEEK'S GLIMPSE AROUND CAMPUS

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EXTENDED STUDY FOR STUDENTS

Our Extended Study option for students continues to be offered during Block D/8th period (2:30-3:45 pm on all school days but Wed.). Our goal is for each student to demonstrate competency in every course, regardless of the time needed to meet that goal.


Please not that students who still need to make revisions on 1st quarter work in order to meet competency will need to develop a plan with their teacher to resubmit the work for assessment during their 1st semester portfolio defense in December. We support students who need extended time to demonstrate competency, in alignment with the "not yet" concept, but students who need this additional support must take the initiative to develop a plan with their teacher to focus their efforts effectively. These students are encouraged to work with their teacher during flex each day and/or to stay for additional academic support during Block D if they aren't scheduled during that time.

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This week’s first snow is a great reminder to make sure the contact information you’ve provided the District is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:


View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.

To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:

  • From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
  • Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
  • To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
  • Select the “save” button


Users can only update their child(ren) and personal contact information. You will not be able to make changes to another parent/guardian's contact information. For updates to emergency contact people, please reach out to the school directly.

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CITY OF ST. CHARLES JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM - AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT CAREERS OF INTEREST AND EARN CREDIT

Many Compass Academy students have already begun participating in job shadowing through this program, but we are hoping that even more students will participate in this fantastic opportunity throughout the year. In the city's career pathway job shadow program, Compass students can shadow people in many career fields, including engineering, communications, accounting, firefighting, government, law enforcement, construction, forestry, water management, and vehicle maintenance. Students who participate in job shadowing on Wednesdays, and then write reflections about their experiences, have the opportunity to earn credit for career exploration.


Interested students should print and complete the Registration Form and return it to Ms. Ohlson at Compass Academy. Students may also receive a paper copy of this form from Ms. Ohlson in her office.

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ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING EVENTS

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