District 109 Community Update

April 1st, 2021

Welcome Our New Superintendent of Schools, Mike Simeck!

Greetings DPS 109 students, parents, staff, and community members:

I am honored to begin my service today as your Superintendent of Schools. Deerfield Public Schools District 109 has a legacy of innovation, forward thinking, and producing exceptional scholars. We are fortunate to be in a community that is so active and engaged in ensuring that our students have the resources and support they need to prepare them for high school and their ambitions beyond.

We have important work ahead as we navigate through what we all hope are the later stages of this pandemic. I look forward to visiting our schools, meeting community members, and getting to know many of you.

Michael V. Simeck


SOMETHING GOOD: Welcoming Our Future Students!

It was great to see so many happy masked faces this week for kindergarten registration! If you have a new student that will be starting at DPS 109 this fall and would like one of the signs we handed out, email communications@dps109.org and we will be happy to get you one!

Monday's Board of Education Meeting Agenda & Links

Monday's Board of Education begins at 7 p.m. In-person attendance will be limited at the District Center and the meeting will be streamed live via Zoom. Click below for the agenda and public comment info.

COVID Metrics Update

-5-day SHIELD positivity rate is 0.08%. (March 18, 19, 29, 30, 31) Note: spring break fell in the middle of this period.

-Overall SHIELD positivity rate is 0.09% (out of all valid samples collected since Feb 17)

-New cases per 100K is 41.3 for zip code 60015 (yellow range)

-New cases per 100K for Lake County is 71.19 (orange range)

-Positivity rate for Lake County is 2.3% (blue range)

DPS 109 COVID News Update: Thursday, April 1st

5 Essentials Survey -- We Need You!

We still need more parents to participate! The deadline is April 2nd!

Click the button and select the appropriate survey to begin. Your identity and responses will be kept completely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

Schedule Change for Free Meal Pick-Up

A note for those who take part in the meal pickup program offered by District 113: As of next week, Deerfield High School will no longer offer remote meal pick up on Thursdays now that the district is going full in person. They will continue 7 day pick up on Mondays, 9am-12 pm.

Internet Safety Tips With Our School Resource Officer

As students go online to find social connection, internet safety has become more of a priority. Get internet safety tips from local teens and from School Resource Officer Lauren Maldonado in CTAD's April newsletter. There are also guidelines on what to do if your teen confides in you about something concerning they've seen online.