Spartan Weekly

News from Glen Crest Middle School: May 15, 2022

From the Principal

The end of the year is quickly approaching! There are a number of reminders in this newsletter. This will likely be a busy week for your students with projects wrapping up, units being completed and end of unit tests. Please encourage your kids to finish strong!


Parents, we really need your help with dress code for the remainder of the year. The dress code was relaxed this year to allow for more current fashion trends and to allow all kids to feel comfortable. A committee of parents, students and staff worked to update the dress code and make sure all voices were heard. We would like school to be a wholesome environment where students learn self respect, respect for each other, and that all attire is not appropriate for school and at some point, work.


We have groups of kids, especially in 7th and 8th grade, who seem to be challenging the idea of a dress code at all. Some examples of what we are seeing: extremely short shorts that are very revealing, sports bras, camis and bralettes that are being worn as tank tops, clothing that accentuates lacy undergarments, and men's very thin and tight tank top undershirts with nothing over them. Many of these things are fine for the beach or a trip to the gym, but not for school.


Your help in making sure clothes are school appropriate is greatly appreciated!


Band (May 16), orchestra (May 17) students to perform at Glenbard South

Families are invited to hear band students perform in the main auditorium at Glenbard South High School on Monday, May 16. The fifth-grade band will perform at 6 p.m.; sixth-grade band will perform at 7 p.m. Seventh- and eighth-grade band will perform at 8 p.m.


On Tuesday, May 17, CCSD 89 orchestra students will perform at Glenbard South. The fourth- and fifth-grade orchestras will perform at 6 p.m.; the sixth- seventh-, and eighth-grade orchestras will perform at 7:30 p.m.


8th Grade Students: Permission slips and fees are due to first-period teachers on Monday, May 16 for the Ackerman End-of-the-Year Celebration.


8th Grade Families: It is not too late to enroll your student in Glenbard South Summer School!


  • Summer school is FREE this year! There will be a fee in future years.

  • Courses are taught by Glenbard South staff!

  • Courses will be held at Glenbard West due to construction at Glenbard South.

  • There is free bus transportation to Glenbard West.

  • Bridge courses are only 8 days long! Monday - Thursday for 2 weeks.

See the attached Registration Packet for more information, or email Kelly Maag at kmaag@ccsd89.org.


Reminder - Medication in the nurse's office has to be picked up on or before May 25th. Anything not picked up will be properly disposed of per Illinois School Code.


2022-23 Registration

Please use these directions to complete registration for the 2022-23 school year:


Visit www.ccsd89.org

Click the Registration Link on the top right side of screen

In the drop down select 2022-23 Registration with Snapcode
Enter your student’s snapcode


If your child will not be returning to Glen Crest Middle School or will not be attending Glenbard South for the 2022-23 school year, please email Ms. Hartman at dhartman@ccsd89.org.

Extra-curricular activities

The College of DuPage is hosting an Animation Night on May 17th at 7:00 PM for our students who are interested in animation. See the attached flyer for more information.


Teen Advisory Board will be having their final meeting of the year after school in the library on Thursday.


Final Art Club, Monday 5/16 after school room 308!


The Student vs. Staff Volleyball game is this Thursday. Tickets will be available during lunch the next three days. There will also be pizza and ice cream food trucks out front of school during the event. The trucks will only accept cash.


Intramurals are completed for the year. Look for more in the Fall when we return to school!

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News from the district

Using an at-home COVID-19 test? Be sure to take a photo of results


  • COVID-19 cases are increasing in DuPage County and at CCSD 89. The current CCSD 89 mitigation status is low. The latest mitigation information is available at: www.ccsd89.org/Page/8994
  • More families are using at-home COVID-19 testing kits. If you are using a home test, please take a photo of the test strip that shows the results so you can share it with the school nurse.
  • Families should keep students home if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. This chart can be a starting point when determining whether your student needs to stay home: https://bit.ly/3rUY93w
  • COVID-19 notifications are sent weekly. Daily information available at: www.ccsd89.org/notify


June 24 fundraiser will support Glen Crest tutoring program

The community is invited to the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center’s 20th anniversary celebration and fundraiser, on Friday, June 24, at the Glen Ellyn Boathouse. The event will feature live and silent auctions, music, and international food. The GECRC program at Glen Crest serves students from low-income homes who haven’t yet shown the same academic growth as their peers. By establishing connections with volunteer tutors, the afterschool program can help students’ academic and social skills. More info: https://bit.ly/3LAXqw1


Stay informed about the June bond referendum for CCSD 89 schools

All residents of CCSD 89 can vote on a bond referendum in the June 28 election. The bonds would allow the district to complete essential infrastructure projects at all five CCSD 89 schools without increasing taxes. The work would ensure schools remain safe, healthy, and accessible. You can learn more about the referendum at www.ccsd89.org/schoolbonds


Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center hiring summer classroom coordinators

The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) is hiring classroom coordinators for their 2022 summer program. Classroom coordinators will run programs for students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at Park View Elementary. GECRC is a mentoring and tutoring program for students who need additional support. You can apply at www.gecrc.com/careers For more information, email edoty@gecrc.com.


UPCOMING EVENTS

May 16: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

May 16: Spring band concerts at Glenbard South

May 17: Spring orchestra concerts at Glenbard South

May 24: Glen Crest promotion

May 25: Last day of school (Morning attendance)

June 13: Referendum informational meeting via Zoom, 7 p.m.

June 15: Referendum informational meeting at Briar Glen, 6 p.m.