April 7, 2022
Corron Mission Statement
Monday, April 11
School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm
Friday, April 15
Institute Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
April 25 - June 1
Returning Student Online Registration
Wednesday, April 27
Early release day for elementary students at 2:10 pm
(AM kindergarten released at 10:30 am)
Wednesday, May 25
Last Day of School
From the Secretary
It is not too late to register your upcoming kindergartener! Please share with new families in the neighborhood.
Online 2022-2023 Kindergarten Enrollment
See link for information: https://district.d303.org/registration
Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 begins online on April 25th at 9:00 am
An important message from your school health office
Every year cases of head lice are found in our community. Anytime children come together, particularly at the start of a school year, the cases of identified head lice rises. In an effort to assist parents and guardians increase their awareness regarding head lice prevention, detection, and treatment, we encourage you to reference the Health Services portion of the D303 Website for information regarding the control and management of head lice in our schools.
Anyone can get head lice. Head lice is primarily transmitted through direct head-to-head contact. Lice can also be transmitted from sharing hats, brushes, and other personal items. Transmission in the school setting is rare according to the CDC. More commonly, children get head lice from siblings, playmates, and from sharing pillows at pajama parties. Although transmission in schools is rare, identification is often made in the school setting. It is important for parents to know that head lice are a problem in many communities and do not reflect poor hygiene or social status. Most importantly, parents are integral in the prevention and detection of head lice in their children. To prevent the spread of this communicable condition, please check your child (ren) regularly for evidence of lice. If you should discover a case of head lice, please notify your child’s health office as well as their outside activity directors. You may also consider alerting the parents of your child’s recent playmates, as this is the best way to protect the community from an outbreak.
The district approach to lice management in the school settings is outlined for you on the website previously mentioned. This approach is based on scientific and medical evidence that supports the education process. With regard to preventative treatment, parents are encouraged to seek
guidance from their health care provider prior to using any treatment options. Since mass school screenings do not reduce the incidence of head lice in our settings, such screenings are not conducted in our schools. Research clearly indicates that a "no lice" "no nit" policy for schools hinders academic attendance and performance, while doing little to change the incidence of lice in a school setting. It is important to keep in mind that the life cycle of a louse is 3 to 4 weeks, therefore, by the time live lice are identified in a student, they have had an infestation for many days and they have been in a variety of settings in the community during this timeframe. If a cluster of cases is identified in one classroom, the health office will send a letter home to parents to notify them of these findings.
Like so many health matters, prevention is key. Teach your child to avoid head to head contact with friends and to avoid the sharing of personal items such as hairbrushes and hats. Those messages are reinforced in school as well. The nurses in the health office maintain strict confidentiality on all student concerns, and therefore, we are not at liberty to share personal student information on this matter. We thank you in advance for partnering with us to prevent the spread of lice among children.
New Illinois Law
In accordance with legislation passed last year, the school district will begin providing free menstrual products to students and staff. New dispensers have now been installed in all bathrooms at Corron Elementary School so that students can access these products discreetly. Feminine hygiene products are also available in the school nurses’ office.
We are in need of a crossing guard for Thornwood Way and Thornwood Drive. Our previous guard left for another position. Please see the posting on the district website if you are interested in the position.
TMS Summer Camps
D303 is looking for Substitute Nurses!
Do you have a friend, neighbor or relative who has a nursing license
and is looking for work?
A D303 substitute nurse has a flexible schedule, an opportunity use their nursing skills
and work in any of our 18 district school buildings.
Many former D303 substitutes have gone on to become district employees.
Please share the following contact information:
Juanita Gryfinski, Dept Chair, D303 Health Services at 331-228-3834 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Pozna, District Substitute Coordinator at 331-228-4924 or email@example.com.