Oswego Community Unit School District 308
Mid-Summer Edition- July 18, 2022
What's Happening in July/Aug...
- Wed. July 20 Drive Thru Health Form Drop Off (8-10am) at District Office
- Wed. July 27
- Drive Thru Health Form Drop Off (4 - 6:00pm) at District Office
- Open Interviews (4 - 6:30pm) at District Office
- Thur. July 28 Special Board of Education Meeting (1pm) at District Office Room 61
- Tues. August 2 Kindergarten Screening (8:30am - 6:30pm)
- Wed. August 3 Open Interviews (4 - 6:30pm) at District Office
- Mon. August 8 Board of Education Meeting (7:15pm) at Oswego East
- Tues. August 9 Open Interviews (4 - 6:30pm) at District Office
- Wed. August 10 Student Schedules “Go Live” in Tyler (at 4:00pm)
- Mon. August 15 Teacher Institute Day (No Students)
- Tues. August 16 Teacher Institute Day (No Students)
- Wed. August 17 First Day of School (Full Attendance / K-12)
- Mon. August 22
- First Day of School (Early Childhood)
- Board of Education Meeting (7:15pm)- Oswego East
For complete District Calendar of Events, please click here.
Please Spread The Word- We're Hiring!!
The district has over 200 openings for the upcoming school year! Please help us to spread the word- these are all vital roles to our school system and we're trying really hard to get them all filled.
We have positions that are both full and part-time. There are openings for those with certifications and those without. Entry-level and experienced staff welcome!
If you're interested, we can help match you to a position that works with your interests and availability! Please feel free to email our recruitment specialist for assistance, OR just stop in during Open Interviews from 4-6:30pm on July 27, Aug. 3 & 9 at our District Administration Office.
- Teaching Assistants- General and Special Education
- One-to-One Assistants and Program Assistants
- Special Education Teachers
- Bus Drivers and Monitors
- Dean's Assistants
- Substitute Teachers
- Crossing Guards
- Recess Supervisors
- School Nurses
- Sign Language Interpreters
**Some positions include a sign-on and/or retention bonus!
Why Work Here?
Join Kendall County's Largest Employer!
- Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
- Retirement Plans
- School Schedule - Including Breaks and Holidays Off
- Competitive Pay
- Growth and Advancement Opportunities
- Training for New Tasks
- Rewarding Work
National School Lunch Program- Applications Required if Eligible
The federal program providing free breakfast and lunches to all students during COVID-19 has expired and meals are no longer free for all students. However, for families that qualify, free or reduced meals are available with an approved application.
Those who qualify for free or reduced cost meals must complete an application. The deadline to apply is October 1. Information and the application can be found here. This is the same program that was in place prior to COVID-19.
Students who are not using the free/reduced meal program will have the option to purchase a complete meal, just a beverage, or ala carte options from the cafeteria at Breakfast and/or Lunch. Junior High and High School students should have their student ID with them in line during lunch, so applicable charges can be deducted from their balance. Elementary cafeteria staff will assist those students with charges.
Parents/guardians can add money to a student meal account eaily using the PushCoin online system; there is no transaction fee for doing so. Alternatively, a check can be sent to the school and the funds will be added to the student account.
Supply chain challenges have decreased, so we anticipate that planned meals and food offerings will be more readily available, with less substitutions. Ala carte options are returning as they were prior to the pandemic- offerings vary by grade level. More information about offerings can be found on the Food Service page of our website.
Breakfast is available before school at all locations. It is open to all, including those with free/reduced lunch, and those charging their PushCoin account. Snack items can be chosen during the breakfast service and saved for a designated snack time or for after school. Options vary by school and building level.
Health Form Drive Thru Drop Off
Take advantage of a simple way to drop off physical, immunization and exam forms to the district at two drive thru drop off events on July 20 (8-10am) and July 27 (4-6pm)! Help our nursing staff by turning forms in early, so they can establish student medical files, and notify you of any missing information. As a reminder, some forms are required prior to the start of school. Thank you!
Other Important Back to School Information:
Student Schedules Live in Tyler August 10
Student schedules will be viewable in the Tyler Student Information System on August 10 at 4pm!
Student Fees, Payment Plans, and Waivers
Fees for the 2022-23 School Year will soon be visible in PushCoin, the virtual wallet/ account management system for students. Any fees issued to your student's account will be visible for payment in your PushCoin account and you will be notified by email from the system. For assistance with PushCoin, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment plans are available if needed, and as long as the minimum payment is made, students will remain in good standing without concern for financial ineligibility for sports and activities.
Waiver applications are also available for families who may qualify for discounts and/or waivers of fees.
For more information about student fees, waivers, payment plans, and more, please visit the district website: www.sd308.org/fees.
School Calendar 2022-23
The 2022-23 School Calendar is available online in several formats. Bookmark this page so you can be prepared!
School start times are also included by level for normal and alternate schedule days.
Free Test Kits: All American households can order free at-home COVID-19 test kits. Order here.
District COVID-19 Testing (Open to all area residents):
- Old Traughber Testing Weekly Schedule (61 Franklin St., Oswego: Door 8)
- Monday and Wednesday (2-6pm)