Pierce Downer This Week
Week of August 12
Pierce Downer Families-
It is hard to believe we are less than two weeks out from the start of the 2022-23 school year! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and I am excited to welcome the students back to Pierce Downer School.
As we quickly approach the start of the school year, we are searching for lunch and recess supervisors. More information is below!
Meet and Greet will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd from 2:45-3:30. During this time you will be able to officially meet your student's teacher and bring in their school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year.
Teacher assignments will be finalized and posted in PowerSchool on Monday, August 15 at 1:30pm. Any information you view prior to that time and date is not official, and may still be subject to change as schedules are finalized. We will send a reminder message on August 15th at 1:30pm which will include directions on how to access the schedules in the parent portal.
Please note that each school will have a unique time when student schedule viewing is enabled. Your child’s schedule will not be available before this time. This is to minimize the number of users logging onto PowerSchool’s servers at any given time.
In order to view your child’s schedule, you will need to be able to log into your secure PowerSchool Parent Portal Account. Families can navigate the portal by visiting dg58.powerschool.com and signing in with their username and password. Information about creating a portal account can be found here. If you need assistance, please contact our school office (630) 719-5860 which can help you get signed in.
More information will be coming out next week regarding arrival and dismissal procedures, healthy snacks, and more!
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns via email LWagner@DG58.org or call 630-719-5860.
We are PD!
L. Wagner, Principal
Help Wanted (NEEDED!)
Arrival and Dismissal Traffic Procedures
Welcome to Pierce Downer School!
Music in DG58
During the school year, the instrumental music students will participate in one weekly pull-out lesson at their school. These lessons will begin at the elementary schools the week of Sept. 12. Please watch your email for a lesson and after-school rehearsal schedules for your building. In the fall, students will also begin participating in a once-weekly after-school rehearsal to prepare full ensemble music to play at their Winter and Spring concerts. We can’t wait to see the growth and progress our students will continue to make as the school year continues!
District 58 has partnered with Safe2Help to give students a safe and confidential way to report potential threats or crises. Safe2Help was launched by the State of Illinois in December 2020 and aims to help prevent suicide, bullying, school violence and other threats to school safety.
With Safe2Help, students can connect with a trained crisis professional during their own crisis, or to report a potential threat. Students can submit a Safe2Help alert via the following ways:
- Website: https://app.safe22helpil.com
- Text: SAFE2 (72332)
- Phone: 844-4-SAFEIL (844-472-3345)
- App: "Safe2Help Illinois" app available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store
- Email: HELP@Safe2HelpIL.com
All alerts are responded to by a trained Safe2Help crisis professional. Safe2Help is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
District 58 staff are not the initial responders to the alert and will receive each alert after the Safe2Help professional provides support. District 58 staff will review alerts sent by Safe2Help during regular school hours, unless the nature of the alert necessitates immediate school action.