The Spartan Chronicle

Week of October 18th, 2021

Principal's Message

Herrick Families,

I want to congratulate our Girls Volleyball teams for their win this week! With that win they are moving on to the Championship game next Wednesday! Thank you to all of our student athletes and to Coach Konny and Coach O'Kelly for all your work this season! I also wanted to share that in the next two weeks we will be conducting our law enforcement drill with the Downers Grove Police Department. More communication regarding that will be in the Spartan Chronicle next week.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPARTAN CHRONICLE: We have now put all the daily announcements on the website as well as the Spartan Chronicle for the week. You can find this information under the FAMILIES tab. You should see "I want to..." - View this week's newsletter as well as view today's announcements.

VOLUNTARY COVID TESTING SIGN-UP (Repeat Item): District 58 encourages families to consider signing up for free PCR COVID-19 testing for District 58 students. Registration for this optional testing program is open and our program is actively underway.

Families can select from any or all of three types of testing services including:

  1. Weekly screening testing (routine testing)

  2. Symptomatic testing (testing when a student or staff member develops symptoms at school)

  3. Test-to-Stay (testing for situations in which a student has been identified as a close contact)

Test-to-Stay, an IDPH-endorsed process that allows a close contact to remain in school with regular antigen testing, will begin next week. Please see the district communication regarding the IDPH's guidance regarding when Test-to-Stay can be implemented in schools.

Herrick Sign-Up

DOWNERS GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONOREE (Repeat Item): Marilyn Ludwig was the director of the Center Stage plays and the Drama Club for many years at Herrick. She will be honored by the Downers Grove Historical Society later this afternoon. Please see the flyer below for more information.

CELL PHONES: Student cell phones are not allowed the classroom. Cell phones should be off and put away. In the event that you need a message delivered to a student, you are able to email them or call the office and we will deliver the message during 1st period, lunch time, or prior to student dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation.

MASKS: Masks are required in all DG58 schools. Individuals without masks will be unable to enter the building. If you need a mask, please let our main office know when you ring the doorbell and we will bring you a mask.

Please take a look at our October Spirit Calendar that our Student Council is sponsoring!

Thank you and have a great rest of your day!

Dr. David Norman

Mrs. Samantha Inglima

Halloween is coming!

Students at Herrick will be allowed to dress up for Halloween on Friday, October 29th. If you wish to participate in Halloween dress-up day, please follow these guidelines to keep things safe and appropriate for the school setting.

Be tasteful and sensitive in your costume selection, school dress code DOES apply:

  • No weapons or potentially dangerous items
  • No glorification of violence
  • No costumes that are offensive to others
  • No hairspray at school
  • Students must wear an approved face mask that covers their mouth and nose

  • You must be able to see safely and cannot wear anything that blocks your vision in any way. Any Halloween mask must be removed while in the classroom
  • You must arrive to school in your costume. You will not be allowed to change, apply make-up, or any accessories at school. Glitter is not allowed.
  • You must be able to sit in your regular desk and be able to participate in all normal class activities throughout the school day.
  • Students in costumes will not be required to change for PE.


On behalf of the entire Spartan Staff, I wanted to share that we are so grateful for all the work that our PTA does. As we continue to move to a more normal school year, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Please see our sign-up sheet for volunteers and remember our next meeting is October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 PM at Herrick.



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Upcoming Dates

October 18th

  • Early Release - SEL

October 19th

  • PT Conferences Night 1

October 20th

  • Volleyball Conference Championship

  • Chess Club (after school)

  • PTA Meeting

October 21st

  • PT Conference Night 2

October 22nd

  • PT Conferences - AM

  • No School for Students

October 25th

  • Red Ribbon Week Begins!

October 26th

  • Band & Choir Concert

October 28th

  • Boys Basketball @ Marquardt

October 29th

  • October SPARTAN Pride Breakfast

Office Staff

Dr. David Norman, Principal

Mrs. Samantha Inglima, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Ann Russ, Office Secretary

Mrs. Sharon Skibbe, Office Secretary

Mrs. Sandy Anaya, Office Secretary