Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Aug 27, 2021
Students created a kindness rocks garden to celebrate and lift up everyone at Daniel Wright. One Rock, the I Rock, was decorated to show an important part of their identity. The second rock, the You Rock, was designed to support or be an ally to other students. This aligned to our social emotional learning standard to be respectful by making positive decisions to build and maintain respectful relationships.
More Busing Changes
Please watch this 90-second important video produced by the Lake County Sheriff's Office reminding drivers to take precautions near school buses.
Vaccination Cards Requested
If a child is vaccinated, the Lake County Health Department has different guidance regarding quarantine measures for close contacts, including not needing to quarantine or conduct the Test to Stay protocol that the district has instituted. Knowing which students are vaccinated will allow the school to follow the quarantine guidance from the LCHD.
Study Hall to Begin
We are pleased to tell you about the P.A.S.S. (Providing Academic Success for Students) after school study hall program at Daniel Wright. The P.A.S.S. program is an excellent opportunity for students to take advantage of the resources available at Daniel Wright after the regular school day. P.A.S.S. is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 30 and run Monday through Thursday from 3:40 to 4:55 p.m. Please read the news bulletin for more details. Students can take advantage of the after school bus.
Next week we will be hosting two evenings of virtual Curriculum Night activities for our Daniel Wright families! You will have an opportunity to virtually meet your child’s teachers and learn more about the curriculum, grading and resources in each of the subject areas.
Sixth-Grade Families, 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2021
Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Families, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2021
5:30 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. Support Staff Available (Social Workers, Psychologists, Interventionists)
6:00 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. All Content Teachers Available
Please read the news bulletin for more details.
Morning Drop Off Reminders
In an effort to improve traffic flow, we ask that drivers attend to the following diagram when dropping off students in the morning at Daniel Wright:
Pull as far forward as you can in the drop off zone*.
Once your vehicle has reached an area in the drop off zone*, please have your child get out of the car on the side closest to the sidewalk.
*The drop off zone extends past the front door to the large pine tree located near the end of the building. The sidewalk extends the entire length of the zone so that students can safely walk to the front door.
We are discouraging parents and students from waiting until their vehicle lines up with the front door to get out. This creates a start-stop, creeping of cars that backs up traffic. Our goal is to have many students exit their vehicles at one time. This allows us to move large groups of cars thus preventing the long line down Riverwoods Road.
Library Book Return
Sports & Clubs Get Underway
- Jazz Band
- Science Bowl - Tryouts begin at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, Room 208
- Debate Team
- Free to Be
- Cross Country
- Wright Way
District 103 News
Automated Attendance Calling
The 2021-2022 school year automated attendance calling will begin Monday, Aug. 30. Automated messaging will be sent to parents via phone call, text, and email from our messaging service, BlackBoard.
If your child will be absent or tardy, please contact the appropriate school by the following time so that you will NOT receive an automated message of your child’s absence.
Village Project Creates Traffic Congestion
As you may be aware, the Village of Lincolnshire is embarking on a $4 million Crosstown Water Main project along Riverwoods Road to maintain and improve the Village’s water supply system. The project is expected to last through spring 2022. A project this size will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic – especially near Laura B. Sprague School, Daniel Wright Junior High School, and the intersection of Half Day Road and Riverwoods Road.
Unfortunately, it will be inconvenient and parents may need to alter the way in which they get their child to/from school. Due to the majority of Lincolnshire residents living near Riverwoods Road, this project will likely affect traffic to/from Half Day School as well.